Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekend Fun & Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

Happy Sunday! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend. We have had lots of wonderful time with family and friends this weekend. We actually had three holiday parties to attend this weekend! This year, it seems that all of our gatherings were early in December, and from here until the big day, it is not quite as crazy. Relatively speaking, of course. The holiday season is always a little bit crazy right?

A couple of pics from the weekend...

So, I know many of you are hosting holiday breakfasts and brunches. Or maybe you are not hosting one, but you are attending one, or maybe you are just looking for some ideas to cook for your family. I thought I would throw out some ideas! Some are my recipes...some are from around the Web. All are (or look) delicious!


1. Obviously, Mimi's Christmas Breakfast is my favorite. You can click here to read about this easy and delicious egg casserole that is always a hit. It is also my most popular blog recipe! (And I have to mention that Mimi is actually a reader of this blog- thank you, Mimi for this recipe!)


2. This Monkey Bread recipe from The Pioneer Woman (Pastor Ryan's Monkey Bread) looks absolutely delicious! It is a simple recipe and uses ingredients that you may even already have on hand. I think that some of these sweet rolls with a cup of coffee on Christmas morning might be just perfect.

Here is one more monkey bread recipe from Our Out-of-Sync Life that looks wonderful. This one looks a lot like the one my friend Julie made in the mountains (picture below).


3. This Cranberry + Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast Casserole from The Delicious Life looks amazing. It looks hearty and sweet and tangy and heavenly. This could be a great option for a family breakfast. I love that it uses cranberries! I saw lots of ideas for strawberry stuffed French toast... But I think Cranberries are a great touch in fall and winter.


4. This one is another Confessions recipe: my Dixie- Style Dining Recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a perfect brunch or breakfast recipe. As you bake this, your entire house will be filled with the scent of cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. It can be made in muffin tins to keep it individual-sized, or you can make a nice big dish. No matter what form you use, it will be a hit!



5. This Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole looks like it would be a definite hit. Sausage? Good. Potatoes? Good. Cheese? Good. What's not to love here?


6. One more- a beverage. Although I think that coffee makes life worth living is essential to a good breakfast, I will acknowledge that there are some non-coffee drinkers out there. But I think most everyone can appreciate a great cup of hot chocolate, especially on a cold morning. Caroline of The Broccoli Hut recently posted this recipe for Homemade Minty Hot Cocoa! I love chocolate and mint, so I think I will be making this very soon! Plus, it makes a great gift!


Hope that gives you a few ideas for the next couple of weeks! I personally love this part of the holidays... just cooking for your family (or yourself!) on lazy holiday mornings. We sometimes get so busy during this season, and we forget to slow down and enjoy having time with friends and family. This year, our family has SOMEHOW managed to be ahead of the game. This is unfamiliar territory, but I am so looking forward to the next 2 weeks and NOT having to rush around getting last minute gifts. I am looking forward to just enjoying the holiday season!


Invitation to Share: if you are a blogger or reader and you have a great holiday breakfast or brunch recipe, I would like to invite you to share it in a comment at the bottom of this post. Let's make a great list so that we will all have some ideas! If you are sharing a recipe posted online, post the link and a quick (one sentence) description. Thanks in advance for sharing!


1 comment:

  1. This a very good breakfast recipe, l really like your post, french toast recipe thanks to sharing this recipe…


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