Try these simple holiday breakfast set-ups to avoid craziness in the kitchen and allow more time for Christmas cuddles!
- Make your ordinary breakfast into a festive feast! Use Christmas cookie cutters to pour in pancake batter prepared the day before for a quick and cheerful pancake plate.
- Put a twist on your holiday tradition by placing store- bought cinnamon rolls in your waffle maker.
- Start your Christmas morning with festive, Frosty- inspired food! Let the kids join in the fun by transforming their bagel and cream cheese into a special snowman. Make sure to include raisin eyes, blueberry buttons and pretzel stick hats.
- Ditch the fruitcake and just eat the fruit. Use a toothpick to join a green grape, a banana slice, a strawberry and a mini marshmallow to create the grouchiest kabob in all of Whoville!
- For another fun fruit idea, alternate sliced bananas and strawberries on a plate to form a candy cane. Perfect for a holiday breakfast!
Give a gourmet breakfast gift.
By placing a few muffins, crepes or scones in a tin foil box and adding festive wrapping paper, those homemade treats make a delicious and beautiful gift!
Add a festive flavor to your coffee cup.
Peppermint, gingerbread and cinnamon spice are just a few of the many options available for adding a hint of the holidays to your ‘tis- the-season brew.
Hanukkah breakfast? Doughnuts will do!
On this holiday, fried food is our friend, so join in the festivities by simply providing a choice between various flavors of doughnut holes.
Good Morning Casserole
This Christmas casserole can be prepared in advance so you don’t miss a moment of present time.
- 5 1⁄2 – 7 1⁄2 cups of bread, cut into cubes (Feel free to mix wheat and white.)
- 8 large eggs
- 1 pound of pork or turkey sausage
- 3 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups of milk
- 1⁄4 cup of butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
The day before:
Place bread cubes into a large baking dish. (Note to chef: Day-old bread works best; cube the bread and allow to dry out on counter or in a cool oven before assembling the casserole.) Brown the sausage and drain on a paper towel to cool. Place the cool sausage on top of the bread in the dish. Mix the eggs, milk, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Once combined, add in the cheese. Pour mixture over the sausage/bread. Be sure that all the bread is wet with the mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning:
Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Place covered casserole in the oven for 55 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes until top is firm to the touch.