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Old 11-10-2010, 03:43 PM   #11
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We have done a variety of things over the years but the typical default is coffee and croissants w/ jam early in the am for early risers and then a brunch a little later.

Seems to me that last year we had a gougere ring, scrambled eggs with fresh dill and smoked salmon bits, grilled pineapple and honeydew slices and some farm bacon.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:36 PM   #12
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We always have fresh tenderloin, scrambled eggs, biscuits, and some sort of cinnamon bread - monkey bread or sticky rolls. My d-i-l requested sausage gravy (that was her tradition growing up) so we happily added that to our menu. Fun! Fun! Fun!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:30 PM   #13
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Bloody Mary's.......
Mimosas........
and these breakfast rolls my fwiend turned me on to about 2 or 3 years ago...They are a new family tradition!!!
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:11 AM   #14
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I think this year I'll make my Aunt's amazing braided apricot bread on Christmas eve so we can eat it Christmas morning. It's a traditional dish from her grandparents, but I can't recall what it's called at the moment, or where her grandparents are from (she married into the family). I'll probably make brunch later with farm-fresh eggs, Greek yogurt with strawberry freezer jam, cold cuts, rolls, and cheese. I'd love to make a more impressive spread but it's just the 3 of us this year and I have a wedding to attend at the end of January. With the bread alone in the house it will probably take me that month to undo the damage!

Something about apricots at Christmas... Hamentashen, apricot braid... mmmm...
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:12 AM   #15
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Oh, and of course egg nog and apple cider!
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:31 PM   #16
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I like to put together a Breakfast Strata the night before so that all I have to do Christmas morning is to put it in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes covered and another 20 minutes uncovered. It serves 12 and I serve very simple sides of fresh melon, canteloupe, spinach, sliced heirloom tomatoes, and fresh squeezed orange juice:

...Saute 1lb of your favorite Breakfast Sausage (I use sausage with no nitrates), 1 Red Bell Pepper, and 2 Cups of sliced Cremini Mushrooms. Salt and Pepper to taste.

...Beat together 18 eggs, 1 tsp salt, and 1 Cup milk. Stir in 1 1/2 Cups of shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

...Butter a 13 X 9 baking dish and pour in a mix of the sausage/pepper/mushrooms and 8 Cups of 1"Cubed
Bread (Crusty French, Ciabatta, Italian, or any favorite bread...I use Rosemary Bread).

...Pour the egg/cheese/milk mixture over the sausage/breadcubes mixture and press down slightly so the bread soaks up the egg/milk.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:42 AM   #17
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Does coffee and Bailey's Irish Cream count?
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:32 AM   #18
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...works for me...especially if it's snowing out...

...love love love snow
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Does coffee and Bailey's Irish Cream count?
Only the Bailey's counts.
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I like to put together a Breakfast Strata the night before so that all I have to do Christmas morning is to put it in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes covered and another 20 minutes uncovered. It serves 12 and I serve very simple sides of fresh melon, canteloupe, spinach, sliced heirloom tomatoes, and fresh squeezed orange juice:

...Saute 1lb of your favorite Breakfast Sausage (I use sausage with no nitrates), 1 Red Bell Pepper, and 2 Cups of sliced Cremini Mushrooms. Salt and Pepper to taste.

...Beat together 18 eggs, 1 tsp salt, and 1 Cup milk. Stir in 1 1/2 Cups of shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

...Butter a 13 X 9 baking dish and pour in a mix of the sausage/pepper/mushrooms and 8 Cups of 1"Cubed
Bread (Crusty French, Ciabatta, Italian, or any favorite bread...I use Rosemary Bread).

...Pour the egg/cheese/milk mixture over the sausage/breadcubes mixture and press down slightly so the bread soaks up the egg/milk.
yes, yes, yes I will give that a bash molly, do I just double the quantities for two
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