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Pielove's picture

Christmas breakfast (post #71572)

I'm looking for inspiration for breakfast for Christmas day.  It will just be the three of us, so it can be a little fussy.  Last year I made creamed brussels sprouts and poached eggs on toast, as part of the Challenge

But maybe something sweet this year.  I have a craving for doughnuts.  
Anyone have ideas, plans, or traditions?

Cheers, Jen

Edited to add that these doughnut muffins sound great:

Best of both worlds-- taste like doughnuts, no deep frying!  

christinehayes's picture

looking for breakfast for Christmas Day? (post #71572, reply #1 of 11)

try cooking eggs. ;) weird but in a different way.

i found a recipe for scramble egg muffin.. cool isn't it..

visit what i've found:

enjoy the Christmas day! :)

GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

We always have the same (post #71572, reply #2 of 11)

We always have the same thing, and now our kids do also==a sausage and egg casserole.  It would just be me, but brussels sprouts don't do it for breakfast for me, and I like them roasted or sauteed.

If you wanted to "fuss" I'd make eggs sardou or some sort of other eggs benedict.

When the kids were home/small, we always had a sour cream coffee cake for when they first came down and got into their stockings. Then sat down to our eggs, before unwrapping the presents under the tree.

I also love Moravian sugar cake for christmas morning breakfast. It is easy, and delicious.

ICDOCEAN1's picture

Christmas Breakfast (post #71572, reply #3 of 11)

I have several breakfast casseroles in my breakfast files and two in particular that I really like, one is with bread, a brunch puff and the other is a sausage and potato casserole (probably what I will make this Christmas) serve with a big assortment of fruit.  Both very easy.  Food 52 did a "your best holiday breakfast" and I'm sure you can find something to suit your tastes.  Most are one dish breakfasts and several that I still might consider for a change, one being the "big Basque breakfast".

At any rate, have a look and Merry Christmas:

kitchengoddess's picture

Omelette? (post #71572, reply #4 of 11)

How about something like this?

I have tried to make it on a couple of occassions but never have as of yet.

GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

Well, again, this is my (post #71572, reply #5 of 11)

Well, again, this is my preference, but I LOVE eggs, and I particularly love eggs fixed EXACTLY right for the preparation--for eggs benedict, they must be soft poached, for fried, over very soft, and for an omelette, they need to be creamy. This will be like dry pancakes to me--in fact when I looked at the picture, I thought that was what was layered. SO, it depends on how you like your eggs to me. 

Merry Christmas.

Pielove's picture

Sad but true... (post #71572, reply #8 of 11)

Well, I must report that we ate way too much on Christmas Eve and were in no mood for a big breakfast-- so we had toast!  However, I've filed these suggestions for my next nice breakfast opportunity.  Maybe now that the Xmas madness is almost over we will manage to get some cooking done!

Happy New Year to all!

Cheers, Jen

passion2munch's picture

Mouthwatering Christmas Brakfast (post #71572, reply #6 of 11)

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GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

Why not just copy and paste (post #71572, reply #7 of 11)

Why not just copy and paste it here, rather than to a website?

ICDOCEAN1's picture

Christmas breakfast (post #71572, reply #9 of 11)

I made a sausage potato bake enough for two days, since neither of the kids were the least bit interested in food and breakfast for us was just enough to last until dinner. 

We didn't go crazy nuts at Christmas Eve dinner, I made crab and shrimp gumbo, breaking our usual traditions of several fishes Italian style.  Perfect for 7 adults.  Smoked salmon chive spread appetizer, a big assorted lettuces salad with anchovy dressing, and we ended up with 4 fishes. 

The Boise fish market was nuts and very expensive, I left as soon as I saw Mexico shrimp at $11.95 a pound and ginormous lobster sized shrimp at $19.95 so I ended up heading to the Boise Co-op for good old USA shrimp $9.95 and resisted the Alaskan spots at $14.95.  I'll try the Alaskan shrimp when I don't need 2 1/2 pounds. 

One dining highlight of our trip was tasting the miso glazed black cod lettuce wraps at our favorite restaurant Fork.  I ended up getting some good tips from the owner via e-mail, but sadly no black cod here. 

So today moving on to the goodies for New Years Eve seafood lasagna.  My sister reworked a recipe that I sent her (never tried it so she did all the work and adapting,said it was fabulous).  So I'll be busy today with as much as I can do ahead of time.  Eight for dinner and because the dish is so rich, I'm stumped for an appetizer, does Prosecco qualify?  One friend is bringing dessert and I'm  going to making a simple salad.  

We never make it to midnight...Happy New Year to all...

GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

DDIL made a Mexican (post #71572, reply #10 of 11)

DDIL made a Mexican "breakfast" casserole that was delicious--spicy on one side and milder on the other for DH and DGS. It would be a good dinner also.

kitchengoddess's picture

So nice (post #71572, reply #11 of 11)

So nice to read about all the different traditions.

We had Raclette for dinner on Christmas Eve as DH wasn't feeling so good all week so I figured this would do well, he could eat as little or as much as he wanted.

Then x-mas morning we just do a light breakfast as we are off to his parents for x-mas lunch.  We had the same menu as usual, except I spiced the up the vegetable side of things and made Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Vegetable Tart.  People looked at it funny as they arrived but after lunch there were barely 2 bites left :)

For tomorrow I haven't figured out what will happen as we don't have plans as of yet and may have 5 people at the dinner table or it may be just the 2 of us.

May this New Year bring us more food that we know what to do with and the adventurous spirit to try new things.