Written by Nick –
After all these years, Christmas morning still comes with great anticipation. Whether you’re a little tyke hoping for a tinker toy, a parent anticipating the smiles of the little ones or like me, a 30 somthin’ who’s just happy to have a day off home with the family. We all have our holiday traditions and mine usually revolve around food.
Growing up we lived near my grandma. It was wonderful to have her for Christmas morning but the tradition was hard for a young kid. She was on a different schedule than the rest of us. Technically I woke up around 5:30 or so, but my brother made me a deal. I could wake him up any time after 4am but we’d have to wait until 6am to wake up our parents (that deal still holds today). So, we would wake up super early, eager to open presents but my grandma was on her own timetable. Our holiday tradition became; wake up early, eat some coffee cake, drink some juice (parents were allowed coffee), and try not to jump out of our skin while waiting for Grandma. This was one of the hardest lessons in patience I’ve had… but to this day I still wake up at 5:30 and wait for Grandma.
So if your morning traditions revolve around going to church, inviting relatives over, waking up in the basement with 10 cousins, or waiting for grandma, breakfast will always be a part of Christmas morning. Here are some Christmas morning meals that can become your family tradition.
I think I’ll try this recipe this Christmas. Frittatas tend to be a little less labor intensive than omelets and we seem to always have leftover green beans from our Christmas Eve dinner.
For the quick mornings, this Ovaltine Better Bagel Topper is a great way to take an ordinary bagel and make it extraordinary. Perfect for those busy mornings when you’re trying to get out the door and – “Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go.”
This Ham and Swiss Quiche is great for feeding friends and family. It’s a hardy meal for any occasion but especially nice on Christmas morning.
For those of you that like to indulge on the holidays, these Chocolate Brunch Waffles are the sweet treat you’ve been craving.
And for the large families, nothing feeds an army like an egg scramble. This Southwestern Scramble has tons of southwestern flavor that you can customize to your liking; add hot sauce, more fresh salsa or serve with a side of beans.
More Breakfast Options:
|Spring Herb Omelets||Oatmeal Raisinets Pancakes|