Christmas Day Breakfast - ideas on how to make it special without spending ages away from the dc.

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GoingQuietlyMad Tue 21-Nov-06 08:59:30

I have my MIL and husband coming here for Christmas, and because we have been entertained there countless times for Christmas, I would really like to pull out all the stops.

I want to put on something special for Christmas day breakfast BUT I don't want to spend ages preparing it and missing the dds (3 and 9 months) opening presents etc.

Can anyone think of ways I can make a fairly ordinary breakfast seem a bit more special, or a quick recipe I can roll out in about 15 mins or so.

Any feedback much appreciated.

SanTEEClaus Thu 22-Dec-11 17:54:29

This thread is from 2008. I think that Christmas dilemma is over. The kids have probably moved out.

arizonamom Thu 22-Dec-11 17:40:37

How about a strata that you prepare the night before and just throw in the oven? Add some fresh fruit and small croissants and I'm salivating already!

GlitterKitty Thu 24-Nov-11 21:14:09

US style *cinnamon rolls*- made with a yeast dough, rolled up with a butter, sugar and cinnamon filling, then baked and topped with a cream cheese icing. Definatly not vile dry danish types. here

ASuitableGirl Thu 24-Nov-11 20:19:06

I wonder what the OP did have, 5 years ago grin

bucks fizz like Oliviasmama, smoked salmon, cream cheese on thin wholemeal toast.

frazzledoldbag34 Wed 03-Dec-08 21:51:30

For the last 2 yrs I've made Nigellas gingerbread muffins. Weigh all the stuff out night before, then on XMas morning mix together and bung in oven. Makes the house smell delicious. I also (last year) let DD make chocolate muffins for breakfast -yum.
I also have made (along with the muffins for when we have a houseful on Christmas mornng) crispy bacon, scrambled eggs and pancakes. Sometimes French toast. Sometimes smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Sometimes croissants with lots of jam or marmalade. And sometimes a huge fruit salad with thick creamy greek yogurt on the side (nice and light at the beginning of a day of extravagance).
Good luck!
(oh and of course some bucks fizz!)

cat64 Wed 03-Dec-08 20:37:40

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OLIVIASMAMA Wed 03-Dec-08 20:27:05

..... bucks fizz too, very important!

OLIVIASMAMA Wed 03-Dec-08 20:25:26

We had bacon butties with melted brie stuffed into warm french bread last year mmmmmmmmmmm delicious grin

yomellamoHelly Wed 03-Dec-08 19:46:11

honey that should read!

yomellamoHelly Wed 03-Dec-08 19:45:43

Waffles with hne or maple syrup would go down best with our son. Otherwise bacon butties? Posh orange juice? Eggs benedict also v easy and impressive tasting.

broccoliandchips Wed 03-Dec-08 19:32:37

French Toast (eggy bread!) with maple syrup, cold orange juice and hot, fresh coffee - always goes down well in our house. Crispy bacon can also be added (if you've time but isn't absolutely necessary) to the sweet, fluffy toast. Yum!

newgirl Wed 03-Dec-08 17:14:24

i made the nigella muffins! not that great tbh - and i love all cakes and am fairly good at making them - just tasted a bit sour rather than juicy and lovely. They may have tasted better without my mother looking at me while i made them with an expresion on her face to say 'are you mad?'

thanks for ideas - im going with bacon sandwiches made by dh and maybe tinned (!) orange and grapefruit salad and croissants

fattimumma Tue 02-Dec-08 17:47:39

Hi
On Christmas morning we have scrambled eggs made with double cream, mixed with salmon served on a warm croissant. This is washed down with bubbly, which we finish off whilst opening presents.

GoingQuietlyMad Thu 23-Nov-06 18:44:41

Enid, I love that cookbook. Wonder where I can get a copy?

SlightlyMadScientist Wed 22-Nov-06 12:57:59

Havn't read the thread but we do coissants & jam & fresh OJ. 2 mins in the oven.

Enid Wed 22-Nov-06 09:23:34

orange salad? Light and refreshing

poshgirlformerlymaggiesmama Tue 21-Nov-06 20:39:41

no time to read whole thread. but you can make american pancakes well in advance and freeze them. so then if you got them out the night before etcetc... an serve them with fruit and maple syrup t'would be very easy indeed

GoingQuietlyMad Tue 21-Nov-06 20:34:55

LOL Enid and Cod.

As I described to dh when he asked why I was laughing - it looks like a load of dog turds wrapped around a pineapple. Actually am tempted to serve this up one day just to see people's faces as it arrives a table.

crunchie Tue 21-Nov-06 20:25:07

Funny enough I do her muffins and everybody loves them

NannyL Tue 21-Nov-06 20:22:33

i vote for chocolate briche, pain au cocolate and vanilla yogurt... oh and satsumas!

oh and cinammon and raisen bagels!

this year for Xmas breakfAST I will be having 2 or 3 chocolate brioce and satsuma... normally eat about 6 or 7 stasumas before X mas dinner!

foxtrot Tue 21-Nov-06 20:13:19

chocolate brioche, bacon sarnies and a large tube of smarties usually does the trick here.
Third the thumbs down on Nigella's muffins, tried and found wanting i'm afraid.

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 21-Nov-06 20:07:23

Another vote for smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

Gillian76 Tue 21-Nov-06 20:06:05

I don't know how much fuss will be expected but I'd go with a bacon roll personally.

And I couldn't think of alcohol so early in the day.

MarsLady Tue 21-Nov-06 20:00:18

nutty..... oh yummy yum yum!

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