Holiday Sauce – a Christmas Breakfast Tradition

Christmas Day is not that far away, so I wanted to be sure to share this family tradition with you before you headed out to do your Holiday Food Shopping!

The first Christmas that Matthew and I were dating, the big Christmas morning thing for his family was Holiday Sauce. Yea, I was just as confused as you are. In the White House “Holiday Sauce” is hollandaise sauce; however, the only time of year that my mother in law made this was at Christmas, thus “Holiday Sauce” was born {the kids didn’t pick up on the difference between holiday and Hollandaise}.

So what is this tradition they have?

Holiday Sauce a Christmas Breakfast Tradition from

Every Christmas Eve smoked ham is served and Thanksgiving leftover Turkey removed from the freezer. The next morning the magic happens. Eggs, ham and turkey are fried, English muffins are toasted, and “Holiday Sauce” is made: Eggs Benedict is served!

At first the whole thing sounded disgusting to me, mind you I didn’t like eggs at the time. It took me having kids before I could actually not only cook eggs, but eat them too {when we go through a dozen at breakfast you get good at them really fast}. For Matthew’s birthday breakfast we served up some “Holiday Sauce”, since we had all the ingredients on hand!

I hope you’re ready, because this is really EASY to make, and oh so yummy!


Holiday Sauce
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1/2 lb Butter
  • Scant Teaspoon Salt {only if using unsalted butter—if salt is added with salted butter, it’s fine, but I find it a bit salty}
  • Scant Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  1. Blend eggs in a blender or food processer, until well mixed.
  2. Add in salt and lemon juice, blend.
  3. Bring butter up to a bubble, either in the microwave or on the stove.
  4. Once butter is bubbling, slowly add into blender while blade is moving: The sauce should start to thicken up immediately.
  5. Keep warm {I use a gravy pitcher that had HOT water in it}
  6. Assemble Your Eggs Benedict: Take your toasted {warm} English muffin, place several slices of fried ham and turkey on it, then an over easy egg…pour “Holiday Sauce” over the whole thing: Enjoy!

This has honestly become one of my favorite special-treat breakfasts. It’s definitely not low calorie, but it can actually be really healthy for you depend on the ingredients you use {eggs and butter are both brain food, if from good sources; ham and turkey are protein; and there’s really no health benefit to an English muffin, but you could easily ix-nay that or add something healthier as your base}.

What are you Christmas Breakfast traditions?


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