Yesterday I shared with y’all some tips on how ease the troubles of hosting a holiday party. If you didn’t read it you can check it out here.
Well today I wanted to share with y’all my Christmas breakfast menu.
Every year for about five years now I have hosted Christmas morning breakfast.
This is my holiday.
I actually find myself getting a little protective of it because it is the only holiday I have been given the privilege of hosting at my home.
And I do not take it for granted one bit.
Curse of having all of your family around I suppose(that’s a joke). I all honesty I feel rather blessed to be able to surround myself with all of those near and dear to me every single year.
I sure don’t know how you folks without any family close by survive.
It’s true what they say, it takes a village, and sometimes I feel like with four it takes an entire country.
Anyways, back to this wonderful menu.
I kind of go all out.
Partially because I love breakfast food and also because I am used to having to cook for a small army.
So without further ado.
My Christmas Breakfast Menu
Swiss Eggs// I always without a doubt serve these as my egg dish. I haven’t had the pleasure of making them for y’all yet but I will post this recipe on Monday, so be on the lookout. These are amazing. My mama made them for a breakfast one time, and they have stuck with me ever since.
- Baked French Toast Casserole// Does Paula Deen ever disappoint? Remember how I said yesterday that prepping ahead of time is key. Well with this dish and the dish above they are easily assembled the night before and popped into the oven once the kids rip through all of their presents. This dish is buttery and rich and deliciously easy. It will definitely be a hit.
- Fruit Salad// You have to balance out all of those rich dishes with something a little healthy right? I always buy a bunch of in season fruit toss it together and then assemble a simple syrup. Add a little water and sugar to a saucepan and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Drizzle over fruit and grate a little orange zest and a squeeze of lemon juice and you have yourself some pretty irresistible fruit.
- Bacon and Sausage// I don’t really have any tricks or special recipes for these except for the fact that I cook my bacon in the oven. It saves a lot of time and a lot of mess. Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet and place the bacon on it. Cook at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes or until done to your liking and that’s it.
- Blueberry Lemon Sweet Rolls// I didn’t say this menu was going to be healthy did I? Because in our home the gluten free sugar free diets are happening after the holidays so until then, why not indulge a little right? These are delicious and perfect in every single way.
Along with this menu I will have a little coffee bar set up and an assortment of juices and tea. Its a pretty big spread but we have a pretty big family and it usually gets pretty polished off. Besides the kids need all the energy they can get for ransacking your home with all their new toys, right?!
Christmas is just such an amazing time to get everyone together and to really remember the reason we are celebrating. Its a time to put aside any differences and realize that no one is perfect. That is the reason God himself came down to this world as a humble little baby. He came to sweep away our mess, to clean us up, and make us shiny and new. And so what better way to celebrate that amazing gift then to surround yourself with those who love you, just the way you are.