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Nov 6, 2008 05:55 PM

Day after Thanksgiving breakfast?

Hello all. The title says it all. I know most would be sick of food after gorging on turkey, stuffing, and the like, but not my family! What are some good fall post-thanksgiving breakfasts?

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  1. When I have guests in the morning, I like to do a Mexican breakfast/brunch. This is after coffee and maybe an English muffin. I like serve Bloody Marys or whatever with salsa, chips, guac. followed by a Mexian casserole and whatever else would fit your group. Casserole can be made in advance and heated gently. I have a couple of favorite recipes if you are interested.

    1. My favorite is to pan-fry some stuffing in butter (mine has sausage, mushrooms, celery, onions along with the bread and seasonings) until it's crusty, turn it over a few times in the pan, make an opening in the middle of the pan and cook a couple of over easy eggs and dump the the whole business onto the plate - YUM. Better than toast any day!

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      1. re: jacquelyncoffey

        Our family's version of that - and mine - is what we called Turkey Hash: dressing, plenty of chopped turkey, gravy just to bind. My favorite post-TG breakfast is turkey hash in a greased baking dish, with eggs broken into depressions made with a spoon. This is baked until the eggs are set satisfactorily, and served with griddled cakes made from leftover mashed potatoes, with more gravy on the side, and of course cranberry sauce. I can usually sneak some bacon or sausage in there too. The hash is especially good if it's made with oyster dressing...

          1. re: Will Owen

            That sounds wonderful, and I love Oyster dressing!

        1. Huevos rancheros with a side of refried beans. Contains exactly nothing you ate the day before.

          1. How about french toast with a seasonal compote to go on top? You could easily make the 'marinade' near the end of the Thanksgiving cook-fest, put the bread in, and put it in the fridge over night. In the morning all you would need to do is pre-heat the oven and bake it off the next morning. For a seasonal compote you could do a cinnamon-apple reduction.

            1. this is the sort of meal where I serve something like warmed up plum cake (from the freezer) or blueberry buckle, with some grapefruit or other fruit.

              A little bit festive but not too heavy.
              Its also not unknown in our house for guests to have a piece of pie for breakfast on that Friday.

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              1. re: jen kalb

                leftover pie is my favorite breakfast after Thanksgiving

                1. re: janetms383

                  We always have pie and coffee for breakfast the next morning as well.