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Christmas Breakfast...

What do ya'll make Christmas morning for breakfast?

I made this last year...but I wasn't a super fan. We didn't have the right sausage in Canada...so I used another brand. I think the sundried tomatoes is what I didn't like. I don't think I want to make it again. Anyone else have a good recipe?

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole - Recipes

I like the idea of the overnight crock pot breakfast but I did find it sucked when I woke at 4am and could smell it in my house. It smelled SUPER yummy!

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I have never had to make breakfast on Christmas, so this will be a first. I will probably have sausage balls and some fruit. I am not planning on going all out, if you can tell!

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Sausage balls? Like meatballs? I'm not sure I know what those are!

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I have this pinned on Pinterest. Thought it looked interesting.

Pumpkin French Toast Bake | Daily Living Brief

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Kinda like meatballs, sorta. Down here in the southern US it is a popular Christmas time snack, or just a great party food.

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls - Football Friday | Plain Chicken
I like this recipe, I use about half of the Bisquick.

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Wow, I've never seen those before!!! They look neat!

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Heather, I do a sweet Christmas bread, and a sausage egg bake. Basically, the Christmas bread (a recipe that has been passed down for years) is a sweet bread recipe with tiny bits of diced apple pieces in it. I make it a day or two a head of time. It's not hard at all to make, but it does require some time for the yeast to work, and the bread to rise. It makes two loafs. So, that is all set to go CHristmas morning, and then I just make a quick homemade frosting (powder sugar, butter, and milk) Christmas morning, so people can drizzle it on their individual slices. Oh, and I do warm of the bread before serving... SOOOOO Good!! Then, the egg and sausage bake is one that sits in the fridge overnight, and then you just bake it for about 40 minutes (I think???) Christmas morning. It consists of a layer of bread, then there is sausage, cheese, and a milk and egg mixture is poured over everything. So, there is very little work that I actually have to do to prepare food in the morning. I basically just get it all ready. If you want any of the recipes just let me know! Smile

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I just checked out the recipe for those sausage balls - oh YUM!!!!!!!!!! I am so going to make those sometime!!!

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That all sounds great Laurie. I've seen those recipes with eggs and bread. I think my mom made one once when I was younger. Isn't the bread basically gone when you go to eat it? It's not firm like French Toast.

I've never made a sweet bread. So do you cook it the day before then? Hummmm...that sounds really neat too! I had sweet bread in Hawaii and it was GOOD. We aren't really big bread eaters but it sounds good. Almost like an apple turnover.

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I just shopped for Christmas morning last night. We'll have eggs, hashbrowns, croissants, sausage, and fruit salad. My mom always made punch to drink on Christmas morning (just orange juice and Sprite) so I decided to uphold that tradition. My kids don't ever drink pop/soda, so they will probably freak out about their juice that morning LOL!

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Sandra, I like that punch idea! My kids have only ever had soda one time before, so they would definitely think that's a treat. My mom use to make one with fruit punch, pineapple juice, ginger ale, and even a little ice cream mixed in.

Heather, I guess with the casserole it's kind of like if you had a toasted sandwich with eggs, cheese, and sausage. The bread isn't necessarily "gone," but it's not like eating a slice of bread either. With the sweet bread (when it has the icing on it), it's very much like eating a fresh, homemade cinnamon roll. Smile Yes, I bake it the day before.

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Now usually I dont cook on christmas day, But on my family moms side family christmas we would always have this recipe made a few different ways per preference.

Breakfast Surprise

1/4 cup green pepper
1/4 cup onion
1 pkg. hash browns
Shredded Cheese
1 dozen eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
Meat of your choice, Browned

Put has brown sin bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Put butter in chunks on top of hash browns and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minute, until hash browns start browning. Mix eggs and milk. Add peppers and onions, and pour over hash browns. Sprinkle on meat, then cheese; cover with foil and bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Take foil off and bake 15 more minutes more at 325 degrees. Yield: 8 to 10 servings.
Note: Freezes well. Can be prepared the night before and refrigerated overnight.

Now im making a cook book of all my favorite recipes while on bedrest so they are in one spot. I was thinking of trying one of these this year!

Overnight French Toast

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
12 slices white bread
4 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cup milk

Melt butter in 9x13 pan. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Put bread in double layers on top. Pour eggs and milk over top of bread. Refrigerate overnight covered. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Turn pan over into another pan. Serve and enjoy!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining sugar. Combine egg, milk and oil; add to flour mixture. Stir by hand just until moistened. Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon mixture. Draw a knife through batter to marble. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool. Wrap and store bread overnight.

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I usually do something simple like eggs and pancakes. Christmas morning is hectic enough for me without trying to make a big meal. But I think my mom is doing brunch this year so I might get out of that too!

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It will be just the two of us this year, so I plan on trying this for Christmas morning: (Gluten free)
The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Baked Pumpkin Pancakes (Grain/Gluten Free)

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Kia, I am definitely going to try out that french toast recipe. Breakfast is always tricky because I don't want to deal with a lot in the morning, and the kids don't want to wait for hours while I make something. I hate doing cereal all the time, because it gets expensive, and I don't feel like it really fills the kids up too well. This recipe should be something they will like, and I can just throw it in the oven in the morning - PERFECT!!!

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Ok, so I've decided what i'm going to make. I got the supplies today.

Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns (make ahead)
Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns Recipe - Allrecipes.com

and this breakfast casserole a friend shared the recipe for:
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12 slices white bread
1/2 lbs grated sharp cheese
1 1/2 cups cubed ham
6 eggs
2 cups milk

Remove crusts from bread slices, cut in cubes. Put into a greased 9 x 12 inch oblong dish. Mix with grated cheese. Beat eggs in medium sized bowl; add milk and stir. Pour this egg-milk mixture over bread and cheese; top with cubed ham. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. (uncover before baking) Bake at 325 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Serve. This can be frozen after the 4-hour refrigeration. Thaw before baking.

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Plus I`m going to cook up some bacon. Seems like enough for this small crowd. I like that both recipes are make ahead and they seem pretty easy!!!

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Oh, this reminds me...I should go shopping for food! I think I will do French toast, sausages, bacon, potatoes, and fruit. Just go allllllll out Wink

I like the punch idea too! I think I will try some sort of festive cranberry punch. Dinner is at my parents' house so I don't have to worry about it Biggrin