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Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

December 23, 2013

Written by Marykate O’Malley, mother of three wonderful children, Gladwyne, PA 


The Christmas Eve menu is easy but Christmas morning is always a challenge for me. One because I usually went to bed in the wee hours attending to my  duties and hosted the evening before. Two because I want to be by my children’s side enjoying them and not hovering over the stove.

I usually make an egg casserole in the crock pot, a recipe I got from a wonderful CT friend. I made it for a PTA teacher appreciation brunch years ago and almost every teacher asked for the recipe. I finally made copies and handed it out to all of them. I make mine with bacon, cheddar, sausage and potatoes. It is so good for you too. Ha! And easy – set it and forget it!

I am ready for something new. And my lovely sister in law sent me this recipe which I just shopped for this evening. It looks easy, and yummy. And I can prepare it the night before when I am knee deep in cooking anyway (“group like tasks together” – the key to effective time management ladies!) and will pop it in the oven in the morning!



Photograph courtesy of Rachel McGinn photography


Lifted directly from her email – Challah French Toast! 


12 oz Challah Bread (with crust) torn into 3/4″ pieces
7 large eggs
2 1/2 cups whole milk or 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped and toasted pecans
warm maple syrup
11x7x2” Pyrex glass dish, buttered
To make:
-Place torn bread in buttered dish.
-Wisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg together in medium bowl to blend. Then pour mixture over the bread.
-Using a spatula, lightly press down mixture to moisten bread completely.
-Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning:
-Place foil covered dish in cold oven and turn oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
-Remove foil and continue to bake until puffed up and golden brown (about another 35 minutes).
-Spoon on plate and sprinkle with pecans and serve with warm maple syrup.
***Note: Wonderful if served with sliced and peeled or sectioned oranges on separate side plate. ***


Does anyone else have any Christmas morning breakfast ideas? Please share!


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1 Comment »

  1. Heidi Farmer

      on December 23, 2013 8:30 am

    All I can say is YUM!!


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