One thing many people look forward to at the holidays is homemade meals. Even if you're not from the Southern region of the United States, you can appreciate that there's something about its down-home style of cooking that comforts and nourishes. Put a twist on your holiday brunch with flavors and flair reminiscent of traditional Southern cuisine. Set the mood with a red and white checkered tablecloth.
Entree: Fish and grits
Side dishes: Black-eyed pea (see recipe in sidebar) or fruit fritters, fried green tomatoes and sliced canned peaches
Beverages: Southern sweet tea or cola
Holiday accent: Cut your choice of fried fish into appetizer-sized planks. Pour grits in a martini glass, place a cooked egg on top and garnish with the fish sticks. You can also offer shredded cheese, minced green onions and crumbled bacon bits for the grits martinis.
Recipes to try: