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Dec 24, 2013 09:31 AM

What's for Christmas Breakfast?

I'm trying to figure out what we should have. My son requested donuts, and my husband's response was, "Donuts? If you have to make something sweet, it should be cinnamon rolls, but what happened to the smoked salmon eggs Benedict I thought we were having?"

So, what to have for Christmas breakfast?

What's for breakfast tomorrow in your house?

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  1. We have pretty much the same thing every year. Homemade cinnamon rolls, lightly scrambled eggs or omelets and jimmy dean pure pork sausage (spicy and sweet). Mimosas and coffee for us, hot cocoa for the boy.

    (though I would LOVE to have smoked salmon eggs bennie-sounds divine!)

    4 Replies
      1. re: rjbh20

        Yup, that's it. I told my son I would make him donuts another morning.

      2. re: foodieX2

        I have to say they came out quite good this year!

      3. Croissants (supermarket) + raspberry jam (farmers market).

        In the early years of our marriage (back in the days of steam powered radio), before the Big Family Lunch became a yearly tradition, we would have the meal in the evening. Then we would have a big breakfast - the full fried breakfast, or steak and eggs. I miss it - croissants are not a patch on sausage, bacon, black pudding, mushrooms, fried bread, and eggs.

        1. We're heading to the VA hospital to do Christmas carols so we'll just enjoy the King Arthur bacon cheddar chive scones before we start the fa la la la las.

          (I've never tried this recipe--if you have feedback about this or a different savory scone that you love, I'd be happy to hear about it.)

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          1. re: miss louella

            As the daughter of a retired officer, I thank you bringing your holiday cheer to the Vets, I'm sure they appreciate is as well. The scones sound great. I don't usually like sweet breakfast foods, but I think that'd be right up my alley.

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Aw, you're sweet fldhkybnva (quite a fingerful!). I will report back on how the scones taste--I'll be mixing them up barely caffeinated, so that's a real test. It's my very great pleasure to try to entertain the Vets--and if my voice doesn't work, there's always my vice. ;-)

              ETA: I'm about 100, so I hope you know I meant the winky eye.

          2. I fix a soak-overnight-in-the-fridge French toast (pop into the oven Xmas morning; serve with berries and whipped cream and a large side of bacon.

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            1. re: Michelly

              What's your recipe for overnight French toast? I have given up on french toast and pancakes but SO loves them so I still attempt every now and again.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                My wife does an oven French toast that is frequently requested. Don't have specifics but sliced French bread is soaked over night in an egg half and half mixture. A topping of chopped nuts and brown sugar is spread on top before baking. There are plenty of recipes and variations on the web. I bet Michellys recipe is similar to my wife's

            2. That's a good question. I don't cook breakfast other than toasting a bagel or English muffin or possibly bacon and egg on said bread product.

              My guess is an English muffin for me tomorrow morning. I filled my husband's stocking with different flavors of SPAM (his favorite), so he will probably make himself scrambled eggs and spam.

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              1. re: Njchicaa

                Love the spam-in-the-stocking! My husband gets various food stuffs too. Nothing better.

                1. re: foodieX2

                  LOL--I had visions of Spam out of the can, jammed into the toe of the stocking!

                  1. re: foodieX2

                    Love the husband making his own breakfast! Husband usually gets the first installment of Zingerman's bacon of the month, and I usually get stuck making it, and worse than that, cleaning up!

                    1. re: Shrinkrap

                      Does he like the bacon of the month? I've pondered it for SO.

                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                        He LOVES bacon, and the two of us split the whole pound! We have liked some of the offerings better than others, but overall, it's fun. This year I joined their "Food Explorers" club.