2019-04-03T18:19:37-06:00Monday, December 21, 2015|

As Christmas gets closer, you’re probably preparing for your loved ones to visit you in our retirement community in Broomfield. You’ve decorated your place, bought presents for the grandchildren, but you still need to prepare something for everyone to enjoy. Try out these 3 recipes this year:

3 Recipes You’ll Really Enjoy This ChristmasHoliday Ham

Ham is one of the most popular choices for families to enjoy together on Christmas Eve or even Christmas Day. To make this holiday recipe, you should purchase a 6-pound ham. Insert 1 tablespoon cloves throughout the ham and cook it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour and 30 minutes. Create a glaze by mixing together a 20-ounce can of pineapple, 1 cup apricot preserves, 1 teaspoon ground mustard, and 1.2 teaspoon allspice. Place the glaze over the ham. Then, put it back into the oven for another 30 to 40 minutes.

French Toast Bake

Christmas breakfast is an important tradition for many families. You can make this recipe the night before and pop it into the oven in the morning. Slice French bread and place it in an 8×10 pan. Mix together 6 eggs with a tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of milk. Pour the mixture over the bread. The following morning, you can bake the French toast at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. With 5 to 10 minutes left, you can put a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, and milk over the French toast. Serve your French toast with fresh fruit and syrup.

English Toffee

Homemade candies are another great recipe for the holidays. In a saucepan, melt 2 cups of butter. Then, add 2 tablespoons of corn syrup, 2 cups of sugar, and 6 tablespoons of water. Bring the mixture to a boil. It should be dark brown in color. You can test it by putting some in a bowl of ice water. If the toffee becomes brittle, then it’s ready. Place one and a half cups of toasted almonds on a greased cookie sheet. Then, pour the toffee mixture over the almonds. When it sets, you can pour melted chocolate onto the toffee and then sprinkle extra almonds over the top.

As many people visit friends and family in retirement communities in Broomfield to celebrate the holiday, try some of these recipes.