What do you have for breakfast on Christmas morning

(151 Posts)
nappyaddict Tue 04-Dec-12 22:43:08

Cant decide between

bacon, eggs, sausages, leftover ham if we have that christmas eve, black pudding, grilled cherry plum tomatoes

Or scrambled egg and smoked salmon

Or omelettes.

Have heard of people having duck and quail eggs. Do you have them fried, poached or scrambled?

SantaIAmSoFuckingRock Tue 04-Dec-12 22:44:39


dcs have chocolate and possibly cereal.

McPhee Tue 04-Dec-12 22:44:52

We just eat whatever takes out fancy

One year I ate a whole selection box


MerryChristMoose Tue 04-Dec-12 22:46:56

Far too much champagne <hiccup>

fusspot66 Tue 04-Dec-12 22:47:54

Mundane choice, I know, but we find assorted part baked bread rolls go down well with the DC ages 6 & 2.5 before the confectionary takes over. Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for the grown ups!

JambalayaWarmMincePie Tue 04-Dec-12 22:48:52

This year we are having Lucky Charms! grin

shrimponastick Tue 04-Dec-12 22:49:18

As merry champagne or even port.

Dc have chocolate

There will be vegetables served later on, so all is good

Merrycuckingfistmas Tue 04-Dec-12 22:50:09

I try to have something light like toast or wheatabix, keep some room for all the alcohol and chocolate Christmas dinner.

PhylisStein Tue 04-Dec-12 22:51:18

Croissants now I'm married with my own home.
Ham when I lived with M and D.

HairyPotter Tue 04-Dec-12 22:51:35

Bagels with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, and bucks fizz. Kids usually demolish a selection box.

TheDarkestNight Tue 04-Dec-12 22:53:08

Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, champagne. Yum.

DevaDiva Tue 04-Dec-12 22:53:27

Can't face doing a fry up too much extra effort! Tear and share pain au raisin Christmas tree from morrisons and scrambled egg and smoked salmon here, fried egg butties will also be on offer grin

AcidTurkishBath Tue 04-Dec-12 22:54:34

Last year we shared tubes of smarties from our stockings. The year before dd1 made muffins.

Greensleeves Tue 04-Dec-12 22:54:37

croissants, brioches, sometimes panettone or pain au chocolat

apricot jam for us, nutella for the kids

bucks fizz (made ourselves, not some orrible prebottled)

Have been thinking about varying it this year though, as the above formula seems to have crept into birthdays and holidays too so is becoming a bit samey

kids would like Krave or similar, I'd rather not. so <lurk> grin

loopsngeorge Tue 04-Dec-12 22:54:57

Pancakes! when I was a kid we just ate our chocolate from the stockings but my two seem to actually want a breakfast....

MrsHoarder Tue 04-Dec-12 22:55:55

Grew up having a ham (cooked that morning) and hard boiled eggs (shelled by children who want to get to presents).

This year I intend to do as HairyPotter and have smoke salmon and scrambled eggs on bagels. Might even have some bubbly (neither of us driving Christmas day for the first time in years!)

SnowMuchToBits Tue 04-Dec-12 22:57:25

Chocolate is traditional........ but I usually just have a satsuma and a couple of dates, and about 3 cups of tea. If I'm eating a big meal later (and maybe a mince pie late morning with a glass of port) I really don't want much breakfast.

CanonFodder Tue 04-Dec-12 23:15:54

USA style pancakes, smothered in butter, sprinkled with raspberries and blueberries and dredged in icing sugar. Burp!

kiwigirl42 Tue 04-Dec-12 23:23:07

Smoked salmon on brown bread for me. Think DS will want waffles (if call of waffle maker is still loud by Xmas anyhow). DH probably Haribo as I've just bought a kilo for him (he has a very sweet tooth)

After watching 'the family stone' I am thinking about making strata, or a version of it.
Anyone ever done this dish?

runningforme Tue 04-Dec-12 23:28:00

I love a good fry-up but not Christmas morning - I'll be stuffing my face all day with pigs in blankets, sausage rolls and stuffing balls (on top of all the other Christmas nosh) so don't feel the need for yet more pork for breakfast. WE tend to have smoked salmon, fresh bread and creamy scrambled eggs, with a good strong cup of coffee. The kids will probably have cereal or chocolate or croissants.....

MitsoTsukahara Tue 04-Dec-12 23:35:37

Warmed cinnamon buns and coffee,otradition from home. Mom's buns still waaaay better than mine, but she's 5500 miles away so I do my best! And chocolate: of course! And I can't seem to get rid of the o before tradition!

dashoflime Tue 04-Dec-12 23:36:15

Mince pie and a glass of wine [hgrin]

DingDongKethryverilyonHigh Tue 04-Dec-12 23:39:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

howcomes Wed 05-Dec-12 04:46:45

Bacon rolls and orange juice

Those of you have a fry up what time do then eat Xmas dinner?

bringonyourwreckingball Wed 05-Dec-12 05:21:38

Smoked salmon and scrambled egg with Buck's Fizz, or a continental style spread of cheeses and cold meats with home made brioche. We're at pils this year though so probably just toast as we will eat earlier - I normally do nibbles and champagne at 12 ish then Christmas dinner around 4/5 so no need to do an evening meal, people just pick at cheese

MisselthwaiteManor Wed 05-Dec-12 05:40:04

Tea and toast, really boring but I love sitting around with my family sharing a big pile of toast. I couldn't eat anything more heavy when there's a massive dinner on the way later.

StuntNun Wed 05-Dec-12 05:44:28

Buck's Fizz and half a grapefruit. To be followed by smoked salmon and wheaten bread with the rest of the champagne whenever we get hungry again.

SanityClause Wed 05-Dec-12 05:47:47

We have panettone and pink champagne.

The DC also have lots of sweets.

sleeplessinsuburbia Wed 05-Dec-12 05:51:48

Croissants and pastries with a berry smoothie.

Longdistance Wed 05-Dec-12 05:57:01

Champers, with Smoked salmon bagul. Dd's have waffles with whatever they want on them.

We have ackee, salt fish, callallo and bacon.

DH cooks it, it's lovely grin

Bearandcub Wed 05-Dec-12 06:43:13

Choice of Croissants, brioche, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins. Last year I made French toast with a Christmas compote for DS1 (v PFB), he ate cat food.

I love Cannonfodder's breakfast might steal that this year.

CalamityJones Wed 05-Dec-12 06:54:20

Croissants and champagne but am envious of saltfish and ackee - are you in the uk, tantrums?

nooka Wed 05-Dec-12 06:55:59

We have an excessively large English breakfast. This means that we then don't eat lunch until very late and miss supper entirely. Very different to how I grew up, but it seems to work for us.

YoHoHoAndABottleOfSherry Wed 05-Dec-12 06:57:14

We usually have panettone, croissants, rolls, pate, cheeses, and jams. I like the sound of smoked salmon and scrambled egg, but the rest of the family would probably be shock.

DD wants pancakes - maybe they can be Christmas Eve or Boxing Day breakfast.

Yep, UK.

IT is my fave breakfast ever but we don't have it often. Its a PITA remembering to soak the fish and chopping up the bits to go in the ackee, that's why DH does it.

And ackee is bloody expensive as well-£3 something for a tiny tin sad

Northernexile Wed 05-Dec-12 07:03:57

Bacon butties, half a tube of fruit pastilles and once it's past 11 a glass of Chablis!

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Wed 05-Dec-12 07:12:10


By 6am the kids have demolished half their body weight in chocolate grin

Very little actual food gets into anyone for about 3 days!

girlywhirly Wed 05-Dec-12 07:14:55

Coffee, fruit juice and either brioche and jam or pain au chocolat. We eat Christmas lunch at around 1.30pm.

MumofWombat Wed 05-Dec-12 08:44:00

The full Aussie. Pretty similar to a full English, but cooked on the BBQ!

poncyettia Wed 05-Dec-12 08:52:34

Croissants, proper coffee, smoked salmon on wheaten bread, cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate for the kids.

Christmas dinner is about 1.30 so no way could I manage to eat a full English then sit down to dinner - cooked brekkie is on Boxing Day (helps with hangover wink )

whattodoo Wed 05-Dec-12 09:07:22

Croissants, pain au chocolat, champagne.
Then more champers while DP takes DD to pick up MIL and I prepare dinner.

Then more champers when DSis arrives with her family.

A sneaky nap after lunch will set me up for the rest of the day eating choc and drinking home made snowballs

SecretSantaMN191 Wed 05-Dec-12 09:14:19

I have tried and given up on a sit down breakfast. So we keep a teapot constantly on the go, and have tea and shortbread fingers, orange juice and it's the day of the year when DS can have whatever he likes.

otherwise I'd start the morning with a nice milky pint of Baileys and a fruity Terry's Chocolate orange

PuffPants Wed 05-Dec-12 09:30:54

Tear and share pain aux raisins Christmas tree from Morrisons?!!!

What is that?!!!!

We barely have anything as we go to church quite early on Christmas Day. Glass of champagne and a couple of quality streets afterwards is becoming traditional though...

DaPrincessBride Wed 05-Dec-12 09:38:51

Chistmas Morning Muffins (Nigella recipe) - lovely and light and Christmassy! Will make them, freeze them, and warm in the oven so the whole house smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and clementine....mmmm

SantaWearsGreen Wed 05-Dec-12 09:43:53

Croissants, crepes, bagels and French toast.

Eggs Benedict here. We don't have lunch until about 3 so we need a decent breakfast to soak up the morning Baileys smile * tantrums* can I come to yours please?

SerendipityAlways Wed 05-Dec-12 09:54:31

Croissants with posh jam! Bucks Fizz!
Love it!

RabidCarrot Wed 05-Dec-12 10:07:41

Bagels with Salmon and Mascarpone
Champagne and orange juice
Croissants and Jams
Fresh fruit salad

iamwhaticallpregnant Wed 05-Dec-12 10:15:41

This is the best thread ever - it's like food porn. I am so so upset that I will be pregnant over Christmas and so all of these joyous descriptions of drinking champagne and baileys etc are making me green with envy. There is nothing better than a glass of champagne on christmas morning with smoked salmon and cold prawns served with little triangles of bread and butter (crustless).

RobinsBaubleSparkles Wed 05-Dec-12 10:20:20

We usually have bacon butties but I'm always too excited to care about eating!

RobinsBaubleSparkles Wed 05-Dec-12 10:25:50

Lol at this thread.

All these posters with their smoked salmon and champers and I jump in with "bacon butties". grin

Could I BE any more wc! I am tres sophisticated.

AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 10:26:05

Panettone and bucks fizz for adults.

Stocking chocolates for dc.

Baileys in my coffee as well . Classy.

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Wed 05-Dec-12 10:28:12

I don't know yet this year! I think it's just us on xmas day so will have to ask before I do the shop.

last year was smoked salmon, scrambled eggs on a toasted muffin and buck's fizz for us, dd and my Dad had a bacon sarnie.

Greensleeves Wed 05-Dec-12 10:28:40

OK because of this thread I have broached the topic with dh and said that I think we should ring the changes this year! He looked like this shock (Aspergers on both sides of our family, we don't tend to fuck with the formula grin)

so we have decided that I am going to make a Chelsea bun-type confection with Christmas spices and sultanas in it, to be eaten warm with hot chocolate (and Bucks Fizz)

if our heads explode it will be your fault!

janeyjampot Wed 05-Dec-12 10:31:53

We have Nigella's Christmas Morning Muffins They've become a bit of a tradition in our house.

Delicious and really easy to make smile

GrannyRatAteAllTheMincePies Wed 05-Dec-12 10:35:05

Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, muffins, bucks fizz. Can't wait.

greensleeves Nigellas Christmas muffins as mentioned below, are also nice in the morning and easy to make? Mine didn't last past Christmas eve though!

You could make a practice batch of something for the Sunday before Christmas, and, you know, ease yourselves into the idea?

I might actually keep the raw mix in the fridge and bake some in the morning for the family so we have them fresh and warm whilst hiding in the kitchen and shoving tea soaked shortbread sideways in my mouth.


Greensleeves Wed 05-Dec-12 10:37:55

Binfull I have just read your post and thought "Ooh, maybe I'll trial those at the weekend" grin

they sound lovely! And the kids will like them because they are cake

<btw I normally avoid you because I have a serious phobia of your posting name, but your Christmas name is so good it actually makes up for it - I hooted when I first saw it grin>

Chocolate and M&S Kir Royale cos dh is too tight to buy champagne grin

totiredtosleep Wed 05-Dec-12 10:39:46

Bacon sandwiches and champagne, eaten in the lounge at Mum and Dad's (which is the only day of the year my Dad doesn't eat breakfast sat at the table!)

Myliferocks Wed 05-Dec-12 10:41:34

We just have the same as we would have on any other day of the year.
Have never thought to have anything different.

MightBeMad Wed 05-Dec-12 10:42:22

Ham, cooked overnight in the slow cooker, with freshly baked bread rolls (the part-baked type you can buy ion the shops and bung in the over for a12 mins - I'm not that much of a domestic godess grin )

ZZZenAgain Wed 05-Dec-12 10:43:33

last year I made pancakes. Haven't given this any thought before now tbh. Pancakes went down well though, might do it again.

lostconfusedwhatnext Wed 05-Dec-12 10:46:05

Anyone who does not have chocolate money for breakfast on xmas day is a disgusting savage.

SweetMingePie Wed 05-Dec-12 10:47:34

My local butchery does festive sausages, hey are divine. We have them in buns, DH cooks them which is a miracle in itself.

Don't know how you all drink so early in the morning, I'd have to go of a nap if I had a drink in the morning.

AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 10:49:00

Mmmm festive sausages. I wonder if there's a butchers round here that does them.

diddiehunter Wed 05-Dec-12 10:49:12

chocolate chocolate and chocolate! a brew and maybe some more chocolate if im hungry grin

lost I'm sure we all do! (but it doesn't count as breakfast if you eat them standing up, and hide the little foils in you dressing gown pocket.€

Unless your family all sit down to a full bowl of freshly peeled chocolate coins and a spoon? [frgin]

oops grin even.

<<puts Baileys quietly back in drinks cupboard>>

helpyourself Wed 05-Dec-12 10:52:28

Anyone who does not have chocolate money for breakfast on xmas day is a disgusting savage.
And satsumas. grin

Mspontipine Wed 05-Dec-12 10:53:59

You can't beat Smarties for Christmas brakfast - have bought DS a big tube ready smile

ZZZenAgain Wed 05-Dec-12 11:04:20

what is festive about the sausages, the content or the way they look? Quite like that idea.

SweetMingePie Wed 05-Dec-12 11:05:39

The flavour, they can only be described as festive. No idea what spices are in them, but they just taste of Christmas.

DingDongKethryverilyonHigh Wed 05-Dec-12 11:07:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ZZZenAgain Wed 05-Dec-12 11:09:39

growing up we always had ham, nicely prepared by my dad, everything laid out buffet style. I tend to make a fruit salad with exotic fruit and pancakes. Not sure it is really that Christmassy. We eat lunch quite late.

Adviceinscotland Wed 05-Dec-12 11:11:48

Blt's and bucksfizz. The proper champagne and fresh orange stuff not the 4.0% stuff from tesco.

headfairy Wed 05-Dec-12 11:12:12

Not that much to be honest, there's usually far too much excitement from the kids, I might warm up some pain au chocolat but they rarely get eaten. We usually have smoked salmon sandwiches around midday and Christmas lunch at 5pm.

HoHoHokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Wed 05-Dec-12 11:13:59

Smoked Salmon, Croissants and Champagne.

Scrambled eggs and Orange Juice for the dds.

Selection box and a cup of tea.

nannyof3 Wed 05-Dec-12 11:17:24

As i always do Christmas eve, Xmas day, and boxing day at mine for about 15 people every year..
Everyone knows, they just help themselves to toast or cereal on Xmas day morning but i do a full fry up for boxing day morning....

GooseyLoosey Wed 05-Dec-12 11:17:31

I always buy frozen pastries so we have them freshly baked with strawberries and raspberries.

LurkingPrincessLurkio Wed 05-Dec-12 11:22:17

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and Buck's Fizz to drink grin

BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts Wed 05-Dec-12 11:23:32

What a lovely idea Goosey I might do that <shamelessly nicks Goosey's ideablush I want something special but nothing complicated at that point in the day.

Ds announced the other day he wanted PopTarts. He saw them in the supermarket and I said NO! He's never had a pop tart in his lifehmm. I was so distracted I rashly said he could have one at Christmas. I will now have to stick to that cos he has a memory like an elephant.

I guess I'll get me coat. Pop tarts?!shock I'll be slung out of MN for thisgrin

EggNogKnockers Wed 05-Dec-12 11:26:32

French Toast, bacon and maple syrup with Bucks Fizz.

Followed by copious amounts of Baileys

AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 11:32:55

I like the idea of putting out fresh fruit GooseyLoosey. We have breakfast while we open our presents do dc could pick at the raspberries etc in between mouthfuls of chocolate

Lifeisontheup Wed 05-Dec-12 11:38:44

Kedgeree and bucks fizz. Cook kedgeree the day before and reheat with cream in the microwave.

DeckTheHallsWithBartimaeus Wed 05-Dec-12 11:39:07

We always had our usual cereal as a child. Rule was breakfast before any chocolate and everyone must be breakfasted, washed and dressed before opening the tree presents stockings were ripped into first thing

I asked DH if he wanted to do anything special (first Christmas at ours) but he just pulled a face so I think not! We have to eat lunch early anyway because DS gets up at 6am because MIL has a train to catch in the afternoon.

If I could have my choice I'd do pancakes or buy frozen pain au chocolat/raisin etc. and have them.

Katienana Wed 05-Dec-12 12:00:49

Croissants, champagne, orange juice, tea and massive fruit salad made the day before with apple, banana, orange, grapes, melon pineapple and strawberries. Oh and kiwi. It's lovely and refreshing and a good hangover cure!

SlubbersRingAreYouListening Wed 05-Dec-12 12:27:38

Porridge. Tea.

Cannot get my head round making and then consuming rich fancy stuff, or booze, when from 11.30am onwards the rest of the day is pretty much dedicated to doing just that.

Ilisten2theradio Wed 05-Dec-12 12:29:51

I'm salivating reading this and then grouaning in disgust.
As Christmas we have DS in the house who is allergic to eggs, nuts, fish sesame and chocolate.! and DF who is coeliac.
Lunch will be about 1-1.30 so I now defy you all to find me a special breakfast that I can make to cover all eventualities!

(I might try the nigella muffins with egg replacer though).

No idea. I don't remember having breakfast on Christmas Day ever. And I don't remember dd1 having breakfast either! Definitely lots of tea, probably toast but I don't actually remember blush

fried eggs, canadian maple bacon, toast, naice sausages from the butchers and hash browns. I don't do Christmas dinner until 5pm ish, I can't bear eating dinner early. So big breakfast at about 9.30am see's us through grin

SHoHoHodan Wed 05-Dec-12 12:57:39


The same as I have every single morning. One slice of toast and a vast mug of tea.

After that though it all goes downhill and it's chocolates/lemon and orange jelly slices/chocolates/nuts/chocolates etc etc.

higgle Wed 05-Dec-12 13:01:57

Always toasted brioche and fruit salad. It is traditional in the Midlands ( so I understand from a friend who always had this as a child) to have pork pie for Christmas breakfast.

not really a breakie person/family but on xmas morning kids can have whatever they choose normally choch me im happy with my morning coffee smile

Narked Wed 05-Dec-12 13:09:05

Champagne, melon, potato farls and little sausages (for those that eat them)

drmummmsy Wed 05-Dec-12 13:10:40

dc is too excited for breakfast, but might have a sweetie or two

i'll have a cuppa and a hangover thank you very much wink

jennymac Wed 05-Dec-12 13:12:01

We have had pancakes/waffles, bacon and maple syrup the past couple of years but reading this now makes me think I might swap for smoked salmon and scrambled eggs this year. (Not sure what the dc will make of this idea though!)

drmummmsy Wed 05-Dec-12 13:12:35

have you seen the price of poptarts recently BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts?! Two ninety nine!

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 05-Dec-12 13:13:04

I'm normally Very hungover so nothing but as I'm not drinking this year (expecting first baba) I will be having bagels or pancakes

MarshaBrady Wed 05-Dec-12 13:13:48

Warm flaky croissants and good coffee.

AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 13:14:52

Who are you daft lot that get drunk on Christmas eve? Do you have small children?? I couldn't cope with a Christmas day hungover

drmummmsy Wed 05-Dec-12 13:18:47

<puts hand up> me grin awaiting

I have no sense!

RuckAndRoll Wed 05-Dec-12 13:19:03

Growing up it was the one day of the year mum let us have cooked breakfast so normally bacon sarnies, sweets and chocolate. A huge treat for us smile

This year is DH and mine first year on our own so we'll probably plan to have nice warm croissants and/or cinammon buns then end up oversleeping, throwing on any old clothes and running off to church arriving just in time and missing breakfast!

Taffeta Wed 05-Dec-12 13:19:41

We always had dippy eggs. For years, at my Mum's and then I carried on the tradition.

I have FINALLY come to my senses and realised that everyone's a bit meh about them and they are a MASSIVE hassle as everyone HAS to come to the table at the right nanosecond otherwise they are too soft/hard.

So it toasted panettone and sliced oranges this year. If DH and DD whine I may make some scrambled eggs.

But as all the others say they will be scoffing stocking chocolate, nibbly smoked fish stuff and snacks at midday and then massive lunch at 3ish, so breakfast is pretty unnecessary really.

AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 13:22:24

How do you cut your panettone? I often end up with a crumbly mess

Waffles and maple syrup for the kids
Eggs benedict for grown ups
Fresh OJ and tea

Start on the fizz after breakfast

Smoked salmon blinis come out about midday

Eat at 4pm ish

Taffeta Wed 05-Dec-12 14:19:06

Awaiting - Turn it on its side, use a serrated knife.

We used to have Pillsbury cinnamon rolls when I was a kid. My brother and I did them when I got old enough to use the oven, because all you have to do is pop them out of the can and put them into a cake pan. I'll be making a homemade version with pumpkin from scratch for Christmas and Boxing Day morning. smile

fuzzpig Wed 05-Dec-12 15:03:54

Will be pancakes this year, with fruit, whipped cream and chocolate sauce (I draw the line at ice cream though - sorry DH!). We have had fry ups in the past but the DCs really don't enjoy that so it was pointless.

I may also do grilled grapefruit for myself, I love it.

nemno Wed 05-Dec-12 15:08:56

By the time my DC and guests get up I will be well into prep for the main event meal for 17. No way can my kitchen then be available for breakfast. I am so envy at all the civilised breakfast plans.

BornToFolk Wed 05-Dec-12 15:13:36

Homemade granola and croissants. And DS can have as much chocolate as he wants!

AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 16:09:17

Thanks Taffeta - that makes complete sense smile

BerthaTheBogBurglar Wed 05-Dec-12 16:23:38

Chocolate. And croissants. Or possibly chocolate croissants. Or chocolate brioche. And probably some chocolate weetos.

FlimFlamMerrilyOnHigh Wed 05-Dec-12 16:27:03

Ooh - thanks to Mumsnet, we have Nigella's Christmas morning muffins, made by my own fair self. Orangey, sweet and spicy.

BikeRunSki Wed 05-Dec-12 16:35:47


5Foot5 Wed 05-Dec-12 16:39:55

Bread rolls, jam, champagne and orange juice. Oh and coffee.

TeaOneSugar Wed 05-Dec-12 16:43:06

Chocolate Swirl Buns, I'll be making them Christmas Eve and baking them on Christmas Morning.

To be eaten with Hot Chocolate and Lindt Truffles smile

Chocolate mainly the theme.

sieglinde Wed 05-Dec-12 16:48:35

Waffles with bacon and maple syrup, and caramelised apples. Lots of coffee.

IMasticateMincePie Thu 06-Dec-12 11:05:06

Never been up to us before (first Christmas at home this year). Worst was breakfast at my nan's a few years ago: soggy toast with marg, cereal with UHT, decaffeinated tea. DH and I were both hungover, this did not help grin

Think I will do fruit salad and bagels this year. And fizz, of course.

nappyaddict Thu 06-Dec-12 15:36:09

TerraNotSoFirma - What is strata? Do you have a recipe to link to?

EnglishGirlApproximately and Lulabellarama I like the idea of eggs benedict. Do you have it with muffins/bagels/toast or just the eggs, ham and hollandaise sauce?

Think I will definitely start off with grilled grapefruit (maybe sprinkled with cinnamon) melon, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries with extra thick double cream.

Then something warm.

With champagne and liquer coffees with brandy, rum, whiskey. Yum!

mindosa Thu 06-Dec-12 16:20:20

Very little. My DH has a grapefruit tradition in his family so we have that, along with nice yoghurt and porridge for DH and the children. Between visiting and eating dinner, its a very full day!

BahSaidPaschaHumbug Thu 06-Dec-12 16:21:02

Shreddies I expect.

doglover Thu 06-Dec-12 17:16:35

Pancakes with lemon and sugar. The dds will 'graze' on their selection boxes for the rest of the day until we eat at about 5pm. Lovely!

StarOfLightMcKings3 Thu 06-Dec-12 17:18:30

I thought everyone just ate chocolate, don't they?

oldraver Thu 06-Dec-12 17:20:03

Croissants, Pain au chocolate and fresh baked rolls (well I cheat and get the part baked ones) for those that dont like the other choices.

I used to do a big fruit salad but it actually took ages (though I know you could do it the night before) and DS used to moan about it so I dont bother now. Also fresh coffee jucies etc

Mulledandmerry Thu 06-Dec-12 17:26:52

Big pile of hot buttered toast with marmalade or marmite.

spookysal Fri 07-Dec-12 11:03:02

Eggs benedict is a fab idea. I might steal that for boxing day!

spookysal Fri 07-Dec-12 11:04:54

Although, I've never poached an egg before so may have to practice before attempting it hungover on boxing day grin

crazygracieuk Fri 07-Dec-12 17:53:56

Pancakes with ice cream for the kids, champagne and bacon butties for the adults.

spookysal Fri 07-Dec-12 18:18:48

My daughters would love ice cream for breakfast! Was considering it after reading your post but worried excitement + ic cream + stocking chocolate may result in a horrible mess I have to clean up envy

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Fri 07-Dec-12 22:07:34


and lots and lots of chocolate grin

indianmeals Sun 23-Dec-12 16:46:02

We don't have a xmas breakfast but on Eid I have veggie omelette made with two free range eggs and loads of veggies. Kids have homemade pancakes with honey and blueberries and/or pancakes with nutella!

Xenia Sun 23-Dec-12 17:11:25

Hotel. Bacon and eggs etc. Then we ski (after church).
(Best snow here for years by the way. Father Christmas will have no trouble with the sleigh.)

CordeliaChase Sun 23-Dec-12 17:23:59

We will be having pancakes, might chuck some blueberries in them grin going to DHs friends for dinner, yay to no cooking for me!!!

Bertrude Sun 23-Dec-12 17:26:48

Bacon butties every year without fail.

Regarding what time, it's about 9am. Christmas dinner will be 2-3 ish so plenty of time in between for the dishwasher to have been put on and emptied to make room for the dinner

Bonkerz Sun 23-Dec-12 17:35:51

Christmas dinner in this house is lunch time between 12 and 1! Breakfast for the kids is served on a tray to be picked at while opening presents and is always croissants, pain au chocolate and sliced pineapple, banana,melon and mandarins. Once lunch has been eaten the kids tend to eat whatever they want!

cathers Sun 23-Dec-12 20:52:55

Pancakes with Greek yogurt and berries or chocolate sauce for the DCs. Lots of coffee and Buck's Fizz which then blends into Bellini cocktails and smoked salmon canapés at 12, and more fizz for lunch at 1.

SnowProbs Sun 23-Dec-12 21:12:00

Just boring old smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, warm bread and bubbly....but oh, its so goooooood grin

hugoagogo Sun 23-Dec-12 21:30:30

For me, croissants marmalade and lots and lots of tea.

The dc will have cocoa pops; as tradition dictates.

dh will probably have weetabix.

LatteLady Sun 23-Dec-12 21:58:27

I have warmed up sausage rolls, a satsuma and a cup of coffee... it dates back to when my mum used to make sausage rolls and mince pies on Christmas Eve and would bring me up the endy bits on Christmas morning. And they must be eaten in bed smile

myalias Sun 23-Dec-12 21:59:27

Brioche and Bucks Fizz

Waswondering Sun 23-Dec-12 22:01:39

Pain au chocolat and Christmas morning muffins .... then nibbling whatever till the grand event!

I will have my usual cereal. DH makes ackee and saltfish with fried dumplings for him and the DCs. Bloody expensive hmm

amothersplaceisinthewrong Sun 23-Dec-12 22:09:22

Nothing, but I never eat breakfast anyway! Cereal, toast, croissants for those that do want breakfast.

nurseneedshelp Sun 23-Dec-12 22:12:27

Were having a full score big fat English breakfast with a bottle of Moet!

A buffet later on, no big nasty Xmas dinner this year!

Cathycat Sun 23-Dec-12 22:25:55

It's a miracle if we get to have a breakfast, we're all so busy! I have to yell stop and force them all to the table!!! (about midday!)

Selks Sun 23-Dec-12 22:27:40

Bagels with nutella or cheesy crumpets, orange juice and fresh coffee.

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