Christmas is time for family and friends. What could be a more pleasant way to start a holiday morning than to cook breakfast together. Here's an idea for a simple and hassle-free Christmas breakfast menu.
Christmas breakfast menu
- Cranberry muffins
- Scrambled egg casserole
- Mandarin oranges
- Cranberry juice
All the recipes serve around 6 people. Start to prepare the breakfast by making the muffins. This is the best breakfast muffin recipe I have tried. You can use any kind of fresh or frozen berries and fruit according to the season. Cranberries are great in Christmas time, and apples and cinnamon work great too.
I used frozen cranberries. It's good to chop them a bit letting the flavor come out better.
The other flavorful ingredient in this recipe is orange rind. I used only 1/2 teaspoons of orange rind, but if you like the flavor a lot, you can add more in.
Mix the dry and the wet ingredients separate. Mix the cranberries with the dry ingredients.
Combine both mixture. Stir only until the batter is moist.
Spoon into a greased muffin pan. This recipe makes 12 muffins.
Bake at 400 F (200 C) for 18 minutes. Remove from the pan right away, and let cool a bit before serving. I have some in my freezer always, for those mornings when you just want to sleep in.
The recipe is adapted from Cranberry Muffins by Cooking Light at myrecipes.com
For this breakfast menu, I used ready croissant dough. It's so fast. Just unroll, cut, roll into croissants and bake. And they turn out always the same. No hassle.
The main dish of this menu is scrambled egg casserole. It's my fiancees' specialty and everybody's favorite. We make it always for bigger weekend breakfasts.
Whisk 12 eggs with a splash of milk and salt to taste. Scramble the eggs on a pan on low medium heat.
Use your favorite sausage. Cut the sausages and onions. Fry quickly.
Mix the onion sausage mix in with the scrambled eggs. Mix in shredded cheese too. Add cream cheese or thick cream sauce. Canned mushroom soup works as well. Mix.
Sprinkle shredded cheese on top, and bake in 350 F (175 C).
Put mandarin oranges into a bowl. Serve coffee and cranberry juice for drinks.
Take time, slow down and enjoy a long breakfast!