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What are you making for Christmas breakfast?

wanderingviolet Dec 23, 2011 07:29 PM

I think I get more excited about Christmas breakfast than I do about presents! Traditionally I've made a baked orange-pecan french toast but this year I'm toying with the idea of making razzies(think cinnamon roll with raspberry swirl instead of cinnamon). Always on the menu are scrambled eggs with Boursin, bacon and fresh pineapple. What's on your menu for breakfast morning?

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  1. TrishUntrapped Dec 23, 2011 07:42 PM

    Christmas breakfast is a big holiday tradition for us. We have friends as well as family attend.

    My menu this year is:

    Crepes, plain with maple syrup plus red, white and blue fillings: fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, or apples sauteed in butter and cinnamon. Also, nutella and bananas.

    Orange French Toast (Challah bread dipped in milk, eggs, orange juice concentrate). It's a recipe I created many moons ago.

    Nueske's Applewood smoked bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage.

    My husband bought a fresh pineapple today. So I'm guessing that will be served as well.

    Coffee, hot chocolate, prosecco/mimosas.

    In the past I have served either Eggs Benedict or Baked Apple Pancake. Daughter came home yesterday and said she really wanted crepes and Orange French Toast, so no problem, changed menu.

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    1. re: TrishUntrapped
      CanadaGirl Dec 24, 2011 09:00 AM

      Pretty simple. Bittman' overnight waffles with maple syrup and some nice thick bacon from a local place.

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      Bean Counter Dec 23, 2011 07:51 PM

      The cooks illustrated spinach gruyere strata, tj's croissants, jam, bacon, coffee, coffee cake, fruit salad. Yum! I do the strata every year - bakes as we open gifts.

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        justalex Dec 23, 2011 08:05 PM

        A bloody Mary after spending the previous night with my in-laws.

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          TrishUntrapped Dec 24, 2011 04:35 AM


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            Tehama Dec 18, 2012 04:24 AM

            +1 hahahahaaa LOL!

          2. weezieduzzit Dec 23, 2011 08:13 PM

            I'm thinking about cranberry orange scones to go with the ginger jelly I made from the recipe that was posted on one of the food gift threads. Its delicious.

            Its just the two of us for breakfast and neither of us are really breakfast eaters. We usually just have coffee.

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              bonefreakchef Dec 23, 2011 08:35 PM

              At my house, it's a cinnamon roll wreath from my Gramma (her usual recipe, doubled, and formed into a wreath instead of rolls), bratwurst sausage, and grapefruit. But this year I'm breaking out the torch and making grapefruit brule. And spiked coffee or mimosas.

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                Dcfoodblog Dec 23, 2011 10:51 PM

                Bacon and leek frittata
                tomato tart tatin
                berry salad
                Carrot cake muffins

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                  Harters Dec 24, 2011 01:58 AM

                  Juice, coffee and a slice of bread.

                  Family tradition is for the main meal on Xmas Day to be lunch rather than dinner, so we need to only eat a little for breakfast.

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                    hto44 Dec 24, 2011 02:51 AM

                    Cinnamon coffee cake
                    Breakfast burritos
                    ..and maybe a mimosa or two for Mom & Dad!

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                      vafarmwife Dec 24, 2011 03:10 AM

                      Fresh homemade country sausage with gravy and biscuits

                      1. TorontoJo Dec 24, 2011 04:07 AM

                        I love Christmas breakfast! This year, DH requested my breakfast strata, which has hot Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions, zucchini and lots of sharp cheddar. I'll serve it with light green salad with shaved fennel and red onion in a simple lemon vinaigrette, and some fresh pineapple with a full fat Mediterranean-style yogurt.

                        1. roxlet Dec 24, 2011 07:14 AM

                          This year, it's going to be Eggs Benedict made with smoked salmon and asparagus. My husband keeps on threatening Finnan Haddie, but there are no takers except for him!

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                            venushakti Dec 24, 2011 07:19 AM

                            We are doing pancakes topped with Meyer lemon curd, bacon, fresh satsumas and coffee with lots of tres leches cream liquer.

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                              wyogal Dec 24, 2011 07:40 AM

                              Today is my great-grandmother's recipe for Swedish pancakes, with farmer bacon. Christmas morning it will be eggs Benedict, nothing fancy, just regular. I cut thin sliced ham into shreds and stir into the sauce and serve it that way.

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                              jencounter Dec 24, 2011 08:38 AM

                              First round (super early): fresh cinnamon rolls (started today, finished in the morning), sausage and orange juice.

                              Second round (brunch): tamales, huevos rancheros, beans, red chile.

                              1. jenscats5 Dec 24, 2011 09:29 AM

                                Will possibly make my Cinnamon Roll ring....will see but I do have the frozen dough balls.....

                                Had Eggs Benedict this morning so will probably have them again tomorrow!!

                                1. Tehama Dec 18, 2012 04:25 AM

                                  Do you have a recipe or a link for the orange-pecan French toast? Thanks!

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                                    CookieLee Dec 18, 2012 04:43 AM

                                    Hi Tehama, these posts are a year old. I googled "orange pecan french toast", and a bunch of recipes came up. The OP says "baked", so you can check out which one(s) might have baking as the cooking method. Merry Christmas!

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                                      Tehama Dec 19, 2012 04:51 AM

                                      Thanks! I hadn't even been paying attention to the dates. Much appreciated!

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                                      wanderingviolet Dec 18, 2012 09:55 AM

                                      Here you go, Merry Christmas!

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                                        Tehama Dec 19, 2012 04:51 AM

                                        You're so kind! Thank you! I'm thinking that sounds really tasty. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

                                        1. re: wanderingviolet
                                          Tehama Dec 26, 2012 01:19 AM

                                          I didn't get around to making everything I had wanted for our Christmas brunch, but did make the orange french toast and it was a very tasty, solid recipe. We all really enjoyed it. The only modification I added was the zest from an entire large orange instead of just a teaspoon. I'm looking forward to trying everyone else's suggestions soon!


                                      2. Berheenia Dec 18, 2012 04:43 AM

                                        Trader Joe's refrigerator cinnamon rolls.

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                                          pine time Dec 18, 2012 07:31 AM

                                          Sigh: Pine household conundrum: I want to make either eggnog French toast or apple kuchen. Mr. P. wants to go to Denny's--he did that as an international student who had no family to go home to (decades ago) and has fond memories of trying to make it a festive b'fast. Maybe we can do an early-bird Denney's run, then my stuff for later brunch?

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                                            rabaja Dec 22, 2012 09:44 AM

                                            I am really hoping you win on this one.
                                            Home made breakfast made with love, eaten in pajamas with carols and a fire vs. grand slam made from factory farm ingredients eaten in a soulless interior. Hmmm...

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                                              pine time Dec 22, 2012 06:21 PM

                                              Thanks. Right now I'm okay with Denny's for early b'fast (Mr. Pine likes to leave a very generous cash tip as a surprise to the waitress who has to work on Christmas), then my food for late brunch/lunch.

                                              Edit: this was supposed to be in reply to rabaja way upthread. Bugs, bugs and bugs

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                                                magiesmom Dec 22, 2012 06:44 PM

                                                pine, it is not a bug. It shows at the bottom when you write it but then it gets placed properly.

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                                                  sandylc Dec 22, 2012 06:50 PM

                                                  Yeah, it's kind of discomfiting.

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                                                    pine time Dec 23, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                    Got it--thanks. Just another oddity.

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                                                      rabaja Dec 23, 2012 08:11 PM

                                                      That's good that you're both willing to do Denny's, I'm sure it's festive in its own way.
                                                      That is a really sweet gesture for your waitress, too. Merry Christmas!

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                                                    blue room Dec 24, 2012 03:11 PM

                                                    The surprise tip is what has my attention here -- what a nice thing to do. Might make all the difference for the waiter's day.

                                                    Meanwhile, our Christmas is so informal I pretty much much eat candy until we start thinking about an actual meal. We're having "Finger Lickin' Spareribs" from an old Sunset Magazine recipe for dinner, very nice.

                                              2. Terrie H. Dec 18, 2012 08:50 AM

                                                No one to cook breakfast for this Christmas, but I am giving my father a little box of "Christmas breakfast." He apparently loves a leftover sweet with his coffee for breakfast, especially brownies, so I'm giving him his favorite Dunkin Donut coffee and a box of brownies on Christmas Eve.

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                                                  GretchenS Dec 19, 2012 11:21 AM

                                                  that's very sweet, he will love it!

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                                                    Terrie H. Dec 27, 2012 04:10 PM

                                                    You would have thought I'd given him a car when he opened my little gift on Christmas Eve. He had a brownie with his coffee for Christmas morning breakfast, according to my mother. She will freeze them to keep him from eating them every day, but he likes to sneak his treat before she gets up. I sent him home with a little tub of chocolate banana pudding on Christmas day for his breakfast the next morning (he doesn't eat the dessert after dinner -- only for breakfast the next day). Thank goodness there aren't many holidays like this to wreck his otherwise healthy eating!

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                                                    rabaja Dec 22, 2012 09:45 AM

                                                    That is so sweet!

                                                  3. juliejulez Dec 18, 2012 09:58 AM

                                                    I'm not making the whole meal, but I am contributing my grandmother's "honey" rolls. There's no honey in them, a cousin just named them that 30ish years ago.

                                                    They're a potato-based cinnamon roll, then baked in a pan that has maple syrup and brown sugar in the bottom. When done, you flip over the pan and you get nice and sticky gooey cinnamon rolls. I'm baking them on Sunday... it's going to be hard to not eat them all before we make it to Christmas morning :)

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                                                      jvanderh Dec 23, 2012 09:14 PM

                                                      That sounds interesting. If its not a secret family recipe, would you mind sharing?

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                                                        rstuart Dec 26, 2012 02:49 PM

                                                        I'll second that request

                                                    2. Musie Dec 19, 2012 05:25 AM

                                                      I'm thinking I might make maple french toast with bacon on the side. Alternatively I may just do bacon, eggs and toast.

                                                      1. viperlush Dec 19, 2012 06:35 AM

                                                        Bagels with lox. Or if my dad is willing to share his Smithfield ham we will have ham biscuits. Nothing too elaborate.

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                                                          Yongeman Dec 19, 2012 06:40 AM

                                                          Bacon, eggs and Irish potato cake.

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                                                            Nanzi Dec 19, 2012 09:19 AM

                                                            Sausage Gravy over biscuits and lots of Good coffee.

                                                            1. biondanonima Dec 19, 2012 09:37 AM

                                                              Cream cheese cinnamon rolls from Saveur. I made them last year and my family went APESHIT. I hadn't planned to make them this year, but when I was talking to my mother about a Christmas day menu she very shyly asked "would you mind making those cinnamon rolls again? I know they were a lot of work, but..." LOL. Maybe a fritatta to go with them - need some protein to balance out the sweet hit.

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                                                                alliebear Dec 21, 2012 06:23 PM

                                                                Do you have a link to that recipe?

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                                                                  alliebear Dec 22, 2012 09:53 AM

                                                                  Nevermind. I found it with a quick google search. ;) Those cinnamon rolls sound delicious. I've saved them for another time.

                                                                  Our traditional Christmas breakfast is a slice of sweet potatoe pie and sausage. But this year I'm hosting a Christmas Eve brunch. My menu is shrimp and grits, biscuits with butter, jam or syrup, an egg casserole with spinach, tomatoes and goat cheese, and fruit salad.

                                                                  I'm still tying to figure out what to put in my fruit salad. I have some great blood oranges but don't know what else to add. Apples and pears? Fig? Pomegranate?

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                                                                jujuthomas Dec 19, 2012 10:44 AM

                                                                depends on how much time I have. We have to be at the in laws for "dinner" but not sure what time.
                                                                If I have time to really cook, I might try these egg nog pancakes: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/12/eg..., with some scrambled eggs and sausage. my favorite breakfast.

                                                                1. GretchenS Dec 19, 2012 11:24 AM

                                                                  Scottish smoked salmon, cream-cheese-and-chive scrambled eggs, and inspired by this thread, some CI cream biscuits (which are my only foray into baking). Big meal is dinner later on...

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                                                                    PHREDDY Dec 19, 2012 06:03 PM

                                                                    Mimosas, bagels , lox, cream cheese, three frittatas, ( spinach & feta, bacon & cheese, onion , peppers & brocolli), Smithfield ham, a pineapple/walnut/grape slaw, and a plate of various sliced cheeses, coffee, brownies, cinnamon rolls,and a roll of tums!

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                                                                      Tehama Dec 19, 2012 11:28 PM

                                                                      Ohh - I can probably figure it out from the title, but can you tell me a little more about your fruit slaw? Proportions, what 'sauce' you use for the liquid component, etc. Sounds really fun! Thank you!

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                                                                        PHREDDY Dec 21, 2012 05:52 PM

                                                                        Of course!
                                                                        1 small head of green cabage sliced fine
                                                                        place in a plastic bag with 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup of white vinegar....let that marinade for 1 hour...
                                                                        pour out the liquid and place the cabbage in a large bowl.
                                                                        add 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks, (reserve the liquid)
                                                                        Add 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
                                                                        Add 1cup of green grapes cut in half
                                                                        Add 1/2 cup of mayonaise
                                                                        Add 1/8 t of black pepper
                                                                        Add 1/2 t of kosher salt
                                                                        Add 1/4 cup of golden raisins (optional)
                                                                        Add1/2 cup of dried cranberries
                                                                        Add 1/4 cup of chopped shalots, miunced fine
                                                                        If needed some sugar or white vinegar or pinapple juice to balance the sweet to savory as desired.......
                                                                        Make about 2 to 3 hours before serving, refrigerate then serve....generally enough for about 10 people..

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                                                                          Tehama Dec 23, 2012 06:06 AM

                                                                          Gosh that sounds great! Thank you so much! I'm going to make that this year. I appreciate it. Merry Christmas!

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                                                                            PHREDDY Dec 23, 2012 05:54 PM

                                                                            As always, let me know how it turns out!. Merry Christmas!

                                                                  2. Savour Dec 19, 2012 06:17 PM

                                                                    Pancakes and turkey gravy.

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                                                                      sandylc Dec 19, 2012 07:17 PM

                                                                      A yeasted, Danish-style coffeecake, crisp bacon, and fruit salad. Maybe a simple eggs dish - not sure yet.

                                                                      1. EWSflash Dec 19, 2012 07:45 PM

                                                                        Not a damn thing. We'll be getting ready for the afternoon thing. That will be a culinary delight. 8^)

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                                                                          RetiredChef Dec 22, 2012 08:14 AM


                                                                        2. mudcat Dec 20, 2012 04:27 AM

                                                                          Poached egg atop Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast.

                                                                          1. ipsedixit Dec 21, 2012 09:41 PM

                                                                            Scotch eggs

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                                                                              Breadcrumbs Dec 23, 2012 03:52 AM

                                                                              Mmmm, how delicious ipsedixit! What a great idea!! I may just "steal" this idea for our New Year's Day breakfast menu. I have a recipe for a baked version that I'm keen to try out. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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                                                                                ipsedixit Dec 23, 2012 09:28 PM

                                                                                I think I'm going to pair the Scotch Eggs with some Mohinga.

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                                                                                Tehama Dec 23, 2012 06:07 AM

                                                                                I ADORE Scotch eggs, but have never tried to make them. I would certainly love to. Do you have a link of a recipe you traditionally use? Might be a little late to add to Christmas breakfast meal, but I'd love to do for New Years breakfast. Thank you!

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                                                                                  ipsedixit Dec 23, 2012 09:25 PM

                                                                                  I've used this one for inspiration and tweaked it to my own preferences.

                                                                                  Good luck.


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                                                                                    Tehama Dec 24, 2012 04:35 AM

                                                                                    Thanks so much! Do you use a proper fryer or do you use like a dutch-oven type pan for frying? So sorry to be peppering you with questions. I love Scotch eggs, but have been a little too intimidated by boiling oil to try them myself.

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                                                                                      ipsedixit Dec 24, 2012 08:13 AM

                                                                                      Dutch oven type. It's the same way I make donuts.

                                                                                      By the way, just an fyi, I like to use a bit of Panko and Chinese pork floss for the coating.

                                                                                      Merry Christmas!

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                                                                                bythebay Dec 22, 2012 12:07 AM

                                                                                Buche de noel and coffee!

                                                                                1. Peg Dec 22, 2012 02:07 AM


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                                                                                    INDIANRIVERFL Dec 22, 2012 05:32 AM

                                                                                    A Bloody Mary with a slice of horseradish, beef jerky, and a celery stick. To go with the cheapest vodka and tomato juice I can find.

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                                                                                      JerryMe Dec 22, 2012 09:43 AM

                                                                                      Throw in some A1 sauce and celery seed and I'm right there with ya!

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                                                                                      Nanzi Dec 22, 2012 07:48 AM

                                                                                      Either sausage gravy over biscuits, or a caramelized onion quiche. Either one will be very well received here.

                                                                                      1. roxlet Dec 22, 2012 08:05 AM

                                                                                        We'll start with cinnamon rolls early to have with coffee and present opening. I'm trying this recipe from KA that is pre-baked and finished in 15 minutes the morning of:

                                                                                        Then for brunch-ish we'll have my husband's variation on Eggs Benedict (I think it has an actual name, but I don't know where I saw that) using smoked salmon instead of the Canadian bacon. I think I even like it more than the original.

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                                                                                          foodieX2 Dec 22, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                          We have the same thing every year. My son would not have it any way.

                                                                                          Cinnamon rolls
                                                                                          scrambled eggs
                                                                                          Jimmy Deans pure pork sausage- spicy and regular
                                                                                          coffee and hot chocolate

                                                                                          Simple, easy and quick!

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                                                                                            Janet from Richmond Dec 22, 2012 08:14 AM

                                                                                            It's just the two of us as the kids spend the morning at our daughter's sister-in-laws for brunch and we get the evening shift.

                                                                                            We're having sausage gravy over biscuits.

                                                                                            1. rabaja Dec 22, 2012 09:52 AM

                                                                                              Cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs (with cottage cheese, my favorite), bacon and fruit salad.
                                                                                              I've been fantasizing about this breakfast since the first of December. No idea why, but it's almost more exciting to me than the rest of the holiday!
                                                                                              I may make the cinnamon rolls, or I may just stop by our local bakery (Rustic in Larkspur) and pick of pastries for both of us.

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                                                                                                rabaja Dec 24, 2012 12:50 PM

                                                                                                This morning i stopped by our favorite bakery out this way and got two cinnamon rolls, an apple croissant, a berry scone and a bear claw. For the two of us. Oink, oink.

                                                                                                For fruit we found really nice citrus while out yesterday. A pomelo, blood oranges and Cara Cara's will get sliced up and tossed with ripe kiwi.

                                                                                                Coffee will get us up and keep us going through presents.

                                                                                                Merry Christmas!

                                                                                              2. Pylon Dec 22, 2012 06:43 PM

                                                                                                Xmas eve at the in-laws and a big shrimp boil planned for lunch means a light breakfast for us. Will probably make a batch of eggnog muffins (the two ingredient marvel!) with coffee/juice. Nice and easy.

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                                                                                                  Maggiethecat Dec 22, 2012 07:30 PM

                                                                                                  It's just my husband and me for Christmas so I'm not making a big breakfast... I'm thinking homemade donuts. And I picked up some blueberry pork sausage at the store last week that I might fry into patties. We usually have a big Christmas dinner so breakfast isn't a big deal. I'm doing a tiny ribeye roast for us for dinner this year.

                                                                                                  1. Breadcrumbs Dec 23, 2012 03:59 AM

                                                                                                    It varies depending on how many mouths we have to feed. This year, w not too many around the table, we're keeping it simple.

                                                                                                    Mimosa's w a splash of Chambord
                                                                                                    Lemon Loaf

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                                                                                                      Gloriaa Dec 23, 2012 05:24 AM

                                                                                                      I'm trying a new menu:
                                                                                                      Lemon Madeleine's hot from the oven, freshly squeezed oj and lattes while opening presents
                                                                                                      Then for lunch we'll have a croque Monsieur on homemade 'tartine' bread and some spicy garlic sauted rapini, we'll finish it off with Christmas cookies...

                                                                                                    2. lynnlato Dec 23, 2012 06:41 AM

                                                                                                      Crab cake eggs benedict w/ a bacon hollandaise, mimosas and bloody mary's. I'm so excited. :)

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                                                                                                        Tovflu Dec 23, 2012 06:48 AM

                                                                                                        (I'm starting this post with a downer but i promise its not all gloom!) Unfortunately the people I have spent my last few Christmases with are not food people in the least & wouldn't touch anything I make. And I also work. Christmas eve and day.

                                                                                                        This post makes me long to do a special breakfast. If I did so I'd definitely be making a French toast casserole, sausage, Bacon, and I'd have a fresh fruit salad on the side. Alternativly the idea of making homemade cinnamon-raisin bread & a honey butter sounds good. [Posting from my temperamental phone, apologies for any text weirdness! )

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                                                                                                          FrankJBN Dec 24, 2012 11:44 AM

                                                                                                          "I have spent my last few Christmases with are not food people in the least & wouldn't touch anything I make"

                                                                                                          What do you mean - they don't eat?

                                                                                                          So far the "food people" here have suggested such items as cinnamon rolls, eggs scrambled and otherwise, sasusage, bacon. waffles, French toast and several non-traditional breakfast foods. Are the people you know so different from everyone else that none of these will serve?

                                                                                                          I think you are missing something.

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                                                                                                            Tovflu Dec 24, 2012 03:12 PM

                                                                                                            They're older and very apprehensive about 'new' things (and store bought convenience is preferred to homemade). Breakfast for the one individual is one single, plain, waffle every day. The other will eat danishes but prefers supermarket store bought, or sometimes plain cheerios. Anything else that is eaten that doesn't meet their usual foods gets rude comments.

                                                                                                            I was just speaking with another relative a few days prior to the 'non-food peoples' arrival and we realized that there is an extremely limited list of items we can serve when they arrive in order to keep them happy. This list, in its entirety is: green beans (plain or with butter), corn (plain or with butter), potatoes (Betty crocker mixes or boiled), Italian sausages, meatloaf, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken breasts marinaded in Italian dressing (the female relatives favorite), and store bought rolls.

                                                                                                            Today, Christmas eve, they finally decided they wanted hamburger helper (yes, really). Tomorrow's dinner plan is plain chicken breast and potatoes.

                                                                                                        2. DiningDiva Dec 23, 2012 07:01 AM

                                                                                                          Mango Stuffed French Toast
                                                                                                          and Coffee/tea

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                                                                                                            SherBel Dec 23, 2012 08:50 AM

                                                                                                            I've made a quiche for years and years for Christmas breakfast/brunch, but this year I think I'm going to just do scrambled eggs, bacon, and pan fries with lots of onion and peppers. With toast made from my homemade bread. Simple and fast and good...and no leftovers.

                                                                                                            1. Cherylptw Dec 23, 2012 07:25 PM

                                                                                                              I'm not a big breakfast eater and the main deal is dinner so I'm thinking a baked country ham & ex sharp cheddar omlette, some red skinned home fries with onions and buttermilk biscuits (mainly for the bf) and lots of coffee!

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                                                                                                                LisaPA Dec 23, 2012 09:11 PM

                                                                                                                Blueberry pancakes and bacon at the bf's request. Coffee for me, OJ for him. Big meal later with the family.

                                                                                                                1. Tehama Dec 24, 2012 08:25 AM


                                                                                                                  Is this recipe from Food & Wine similar to your "razzes?"


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                                                                                                                    wanderingviolet Dec 24, 2012 09:29 AM

                                                                                                                    I actually never ended up making them but that is the recipe I would have used. I first had razzies from the Talkeetna Roadhouse in Talkeetna,AK and they are one of the best pastries I've had anywhere!

                                                                                                                  2. TrishUntrapped Dec 24, 2012 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                    Breakfast 2012 a/k/a Christmas carb overload

                                                                                                                    Baked Apple Pancake
                                                                                                                    Orange French Toast with Challah Bread
                                                                                                                    Blueberry Buckle (A Buckle is a cross between a coffeecake and a muffin)
                                                                                                                    Mixed Berries - Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
                                                                                                                    Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon
                                                                                                                    Fresh Sausage from local butcher
                                                                                                                    Fresh OJ, Prosecco, Coffee, Ghiradelli's Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate with fresh whipped cream

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                                                                                                                      mse924 Dec 24, 2012 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                      Between the large dinner with the extended family tonight and a large "lunch" with the immediate family tomorrow, there's not usually much desire for a big breakfast Christmas morning. We usually come home from mass and have a light breakfast of strong coffee and my mother's homemade nut kringle before tackling the gifts.

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                                                                                                                        AnneM5 Dec 24, 2012 12:31 PM

                                                                                                                        Love the idea of the orange-pecan french toast and the razzies sound wonderful. We're in a Christmas morning rut. :( Or, as some say, we have firmly held traditions. :)

                                                                                                                        In any event, since we all descend on my folks, whatever contributions we have must be portable. I'll make JC's Quiche Lorraine and also a Spinach Quiche.

                                                                                                                        At the folks, mom and I will make the bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs (someone else posted about Boursin scrambled eggs which we might try), French toast and pancakes. Other families will bring fruit salad, breads, muffins, mimosa & Bloody Mary stuff, etc.

                                                                                                                        Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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                                                                                                                          travelerjjm Dec 24, 2012 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                          My wife makes a chile relleno casserole that is easy and wonderful!! We'll be having that.

                                                                                                                          1. prima Dec 24, 2012 03:00 PM

                                                                                                                            I'm making an Italian sausage and spinach strata, using this recipe as inspiration, but making half as much, using spinach instead of kale, and a little parmesan instead of the monterey jack: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

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                                                                                                                              palomalou Dec 24, 2012 04:00 PM


                                                                                                                              1. TorontoJo Dec 25, 2012 05:01 PM

                                                                                                                                This year was homemade buttermilk biscuits, Jimmy Dean sausage (which is a major treat here in Canada), sausage gravy, over easy eggs (fried in the sausage fat of course), blackberries in chambord, mimosas and lattes. I love Christmas mornings!

                                                                                                                                1. geekmom Dec 25, 2012 05:13 PM

                                                                                                                                  We had breakfast sausages (a splurge from an organic butcher, moist and delicious), home fried potatoes, and individual scone-and-butter puddings with whisky-soaked sultana raisins (which I posted about separately because we all loved them & thought it was a fantastic idea). All accompanied by a pot of steaming hot Yorkshire tea.

                                                                                                                                  1. jmcarthur8 Dec 26, 2012 06:04 AM

                                                                                                                                    While DH and the Sailor son were still abed, I cooked up some bacon, then in the drippings added onion, green peppers, and cubed potatoes that I had nuked for a few minutes first. Served with an egg over easy, shredded cheddar and sour cream (for Sailor and me) and hot sauce (for hubby).
                                                                                                                                    I've made home fries for years, and this is the first time I microwaved the potatoes before frying them. They were so creamy and delicious! I guess it was because they had less time in the skillet before they were fully cooked, so they didn't lose moisture.

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                                                                                                                                      FrankJBN Dec 26, 2012 06:29 AM

                                                                                                                                      I make an ouefs en cocotte with blue cheese and bacon. There is a name for this style but I don't recall what it is.

                                                                                                                                      Hexk, I didn't even remember it was ouefs en cocotte until this thread came up and I wondered 'Is that shirred eggs?'. In looking u0p shirred eggs, I saw the French version.

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