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Mulled wine and Christmas morning brekky.....

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lucysmam Sun 13-Oct-13 19:42:07

I've never tried mulled wine so can some lovely person give me a basic 'how to'?

And.....Can I have some ideas for Christmas day brekky that's a bit special please?

BankerMommy2010 Sun 13-Oct-13 19:45:56

I normally buy mulled in a bottle and add some sliced orange whilst warming in the pan... easy... you can buy mulled winr spices but I never bother with that. M&S have a nice one.

As for breakfast we have bacon sandwich... anything more and im too full to do anything!

jamtoast12 Sun 13-Oct-13 19:52:48

I'm marking place as we always have bacon butties as kids love them but I'm after something a little more special but also kid friendly (they wouldn't thank me for salmon for breakfast for example!).

lucysmam Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:23

jam we usually just have something like toast but think it'd be nice to have something a bit special on Christmas morning. Mine wouldn't thank me for salmon either though hmm

lucysmam Sun 13-Oct-13 19:57:39

Mulled wine in a bottle sounds like my kind of thing, do lidl do it? M&S is a tad out of my price range! confused (I hope the bottle comes with instructions!)

superram Sun 13-Oct-13 20:00:30

Lidl do it but similar price to m and s but you get more. Currently £4.99 a bottle. Keep checking there will be an offer!

Not sure it is a breakfast drink though-a but heavy. More a late afternoon with mince pie drink.

Wallison Sun 13-Oct-13 20:00:40

What about eggs benedict? You could always leave the hollandaise sauce off the kids' portions (which means more for the grown-ups) although ime most kids will eat it. Bottled mulled wine just needs to be heated on the stove. But the kits are easy to use - just bung them in a saucepan with the wine. Mmmm, mulled wine ...

Wallison Sun 13-Oct-13 20:01:21

I agree about not having mulled wine for breakfast - bucks fizz much better! (I'm not really a lush, honest!)

DurhamOx Sun 13-Oct-13 20:02:32

smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with bucks fizz for breakfast

or pancakes?

WhoKnowsWhereTheBonnetsGo Sun 13-Oct-13 20:03:22

We often do croissants and pain au chocolat, Waitrose do frozen uncooked ones. I think Lidl do as well.

onepieceoflollipop Sun 13-Oct-13 20:04:39

Christmas breakfast? Just eat the chocolate out of the stockings, supplemented with some luxury fresh fruit to leave room for the dinner later! to drink I start with strong coffee, then move on to Cava or Prosecco.

desperateforaholiday Sun 13-Oct-13 20:04:42

I buy ready made mulled wine but on New years eve I do make proper mulled wine, I just use a bottle or 3 of red, and follow Jamie Olivers recipe, although I don't like too much citrus fruit in it. For breakfast I usually have roses with a turkey wing smile

ShoeWhore Sun 13-Oct-13 20:06:09

Smoked salmon and cream cheese on toasted bagels here. Perhaps with a glass of Bucks Fizz.

Mulled wine is easy to make yourself. Google Delia's recipe

iklboo Sun 13-Oct-13 20:06:29

We make pancakes for breakfast & have them with mixed berries and ice cream.

We have mulled cider on Xmas eve while wrapping the rest of DS's presents. The first couple of presents look lovely - after a couple of glasses of mulled cider, maybe not so pretty grin.

DontmindifIdo Sun 13-Oct-13 20:10:20

surely everyone just does bacon sarnies with a side of a whole chocolate orange/the contents of the first selection box opened followed by all the purple ones out of the quality street tin... Do some people do sophisticated and civilized Christmas breakfasts?

For mulled wine, don't pay a mark up to buy it, just make some: simple BBC recipe

(if you buy it it'll be made with nasty wine)

Whereisegg Sun 13-Oct-13 20:12:49

I was just about to suggest pancakes!

Banana and choc spread, strawberries and cream, lemon and sugar, syrup.

Feels like a real treat but minimal effort smile

lucysmam Sun 13-Oct-13 20:13:09

Nooooo, I wasn't planning the wine with brekky....I'd end up too pickled to do dinner grin

I will keep an eye out for offers on the bottles over the next few weeks.

Croissants may go down well I think with the girls. Eggs benedict sounds interesting though, shall google that in the morning.

any other suggestions? (apart from no mulled wine for brekky grin )

lucysmam Sun 13-Oct-13 20:14:16

I am the world's worst pancake maker! I do try but they're just not good sad

2kidsintow Sun 13-Oct-13 20:15:42

We don't have alcohol til Christmas lunch. And I don't like to eat too muh at breakfast as we usually have lunch about 12 or 1pm.

Usually DH makes bacon butties for himself and the kids and I have toast. Or we get some croissants/pain au chocolate. Morrisons (I think) have the bags of frozen ones and I fancy getting some of those in to bung in the oven and have freshly baked.

Wallison Sun 13-Oct-13 20:16:31

Eggs benedict is just a muffin toasted and one side topped with poached egg, the other with ham, then hollandaise sauce poured over the lot. Or you can do it with bacon instead of ham. It's basically a posh breakfast butty!

lucysmam Sun 13-Oct-13 20:24:27

Wallison I think I can manage that...would go down nicely as a Sunday breakfast too so will experiment with that.

lucysmam Sun 13-Oct-13 20:25:22

2kids, we tend to eat around 3pm so it'd be brekky then some choc or snacks until then on Christmas day smile

WannaSplitAPineapple Sun 13-Oct-13 20:25:56

For breakfast try Nigellas Christmas morning muffins. They go down a treat with my family. I do all the measuring Xmas eve so most of the work is done.

topbannana Sun 13-Oct-13 20:26:40

American (?) pancakes (the small fluffy ones rather than the big flat ones grin) with berries and maple syrup. Homemade and DSs absolute favourite knew it was a mistake to involve him in preparations!
Also bacon rolls and Bucks Fizz.
Table laid the night before but in reality people will be milling about getting showered, dog walking and generally chilling and I am not precious enough to insist they sit at the table grin
Needs to be quite quick as we need to be at church for 11 but I am hoping to delay the bulk of the presents until after the pub church smile

storminabuttercup Sun 13-Oct-13 20:27:21

I usually do bagels with bacon, mini cheese omelettes and ketchup grin

Last year coop had sachets of the stuff to go in wine to make mulled wine. I bought one but no idea where it went. I like the idea of mulled cider but never tried it.

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