When most people wake up Christmas morning, it's all about the presents. After the gifts are unwrapped, breakfast or brunch follows. But that meal might pose a challenge when there are picky eaters in the family, or if Grandma is eating gluten-free, or when the kids just want to devour leftover pizza. So, here are some sweet and savory suggestions to help make your celebration extra special, no matter who shows up to the table.
Make Ahead Casseroles
Do the prep the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature is stirring. OK, well, maybe you're stirring a little bit in the kitchen. Go ahead and pour an eggnog to keep the mood festive.
- Overnight Blueberry French Toast
- Make Ahead Sour Cream Coffee Cake
- Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole
- Eggs Benedict Casserole
- Wake-up Casserole
- Overnight Caramel Pecan Rolls
Thinking Outside the Box
Wanna shake things up a little bit? How about showcasing some popular global creations? Nothing too ground-breaking, just a little shakshuka, the colorful North African egg dish. Maybe a round of breakfast tacos, some pizza to start the day.
- Chef John's Shakshuka
- Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos
- Christmas Breakfast Pizza
- Original Kumla Recipe from Mom (Bacon-stuffed potato dumplings from Sweden)
Special Dietary Requirements
These days, it's pretty common for someone who's sitting down at your table to have food issues, whether it's an allergy or a sensitivity. These recipes make those concerns easy to accommodate. Everybody's happy.
Cooking for a Crowd
Let's say you've got the whole crew crashing at your pad. Well, these time-honored classics are sure to be a hit with Mom and Dad and the kiddos and the in-laws and everyone else who shows up. Because sharing is caring.
- Bacon For The Family
- Spinach Brownies
- Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches
- Coconut Granola
- Scrambled Egg Brunch Bread
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