By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills
Last Wednesday I hosted an annual Ladies Holiday Brunch in my home. I’ve been inviting friends to this yearly event for over 12 years. It’s my way of giving back to the precious women I love, ones I wish I could spend more time with during the year. If only I could invite every friend both near and far.
Twenty-four ladies were served a sit-down brunch with festive dinnerware, real silverware, and cloth napkins. It seems like I’m running around the rest of the year and don’t give these ladies the attention they deserve. Hosting the brunch is a small way to let them know they are special and appreciated.
My home looked Christmasy, and each table had a unique theme. Each year I don’t guarantee every food item turns out perfect or my decorating ideas look spectacular, but this is my Christmas tradition and a wonderful way of celebrating the season.
This year’s menu consisted of the following:
Sausage Egg Casserole with Mushrooms
Hash Brown Casserole
Grits Southern Style
Bite Size Sausage Links
Mini Double Chocolate Muffins
The Best Bread Pudding
French Toast Casserole
Freshly brewed coffee
Hot water and assorted teas
How do you make Christmas special for your loved ones?
DiAnn’s Library Corner
Have you considered a special library event for shut-ins, a hospital, or nursing home? Be creative! Involve other librarians or patrons to join in Christmas carols. Bring light to those who may spend Christmas alone.