Post # 1
I always make Christmas breakfast/brunch for the family and want to switch things up a bit this year. Does anyone have any good ideas or recipes for brunch food?
Normally I make fresh fruit salad, cinnamon french toast, egg/bacon cups and smoothies/coffee/tea, etc.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 3
Homemade cinnamon buns! You can make the dough and get them all ready the day before and just pop them in the oven on Christmas morning.
Post # 4
@ArwenBride: I came in here just to say this 🙂 I’m making Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon buns (way scaled down of course) with a cream cheese icing.
Post # 5
Crap, I don’t have the recipie but my mom makes this awesome pecan french toast–devine! (which means a lot as thats not a word normally in my vocab.) 🙂
I love Christmas morning brunch, its a great tradition–we do that instead of dinner on Christmas day.
Post # 6
This year I am going to make pumpkin waffles! Do you have a waffle iron? We’re also having fruit salad, bacon, sausage, and eggs. And don’t forget mimosas 😉
Post # 7
I’m going to make quiche Lorraine (ham and cheese). I’m thinking about also making a French toast casserole too. I have no idea what the rest of my Future In-Laws will be making.
Post # 8
My gran used to make bacon wrapped potatoe wedges, and you would pick them up with little toothpicks, they were a big hit!
Post # 9
Breakfast tacos are good! You can make them with potato, bacon, or sausage with cheese and eggs and salsa.
Post # 10
I also host Christmas day brunch at my house every year. I do a breakfast casserol that always goes over really well. I don’t use an exact recipe because I’ve made this for years (it’s also good to send to sickies and new moms!)
Spray a casserol dish with some non stick spray. Take some bread (regular loaf or french loaf), butter it up and them tear it up into pieces and place it in the dish. Next beat some eggs (I typically do about 6-8 eggs for a loaf of bread. The goal is to have enough egg mixture to totally saturate the bread). Into eggs, add in precooked ham cubes, crumbled bacon, or saugage (or any combination) . Add in chopped veggies if you wish. Toss in about a half a cup of shredded chedder cheese. Stir it all up then poor it over the bread. Top with another half cup of cheese (more or less to personal preference). Pop that baby in the fridge and let it sit a few hours to over night. I always make a couple of these the night before. When you take it out of the fridge, bake it at 425 for about 15-20 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.
You can half this recipe, double it, triple it…whatever. It’s very easy and VERY forgiving and we never have left overs!
Post # 11
@Dandelion D: This is what my grandmother makes every year. Absolutely delicious and absolutely forgiving.
Post # 12
I second the waffles idea because prep work can be done beforehand then made on the spot.
Quiche. LOVE quiche.
Post # 13
I’m making homemade cinnamon buns, an egg and hashbrown casserole (both of which can be assembled the day before, and then put in the oven when we get up Christmas morning) and fruit salad. Hopefully we’ll eat after we open presents so that we can make coffee with the Keurig I’m giving DH!
ETA: If you’re looking for recipes, I recommend googling “breakfast strata” to find some yummy casserole recipes.
Post # 14
This will be my first holiday since being diagnosed with celiac disease. So I have no idea what to cook/eat.
Post # 15
I am on the Quiche train. It is so good and super easy to make! You can either use pre-made big pie crust or do several smaller ones so you can have different ingredients!
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I insist upon tradition for Christmas breakfast. LOL We must have scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, maple sausage patties, home fries, biscuits, OJ, and coffee. Mr. LK tried to deviate from this plan last year and I had a lil holiday stress meltdown. Tradition, FTW!