Seven Clever Ideas for a Very Merry Christmas Breakfast
Put an exclamation point on an already exciting morning with seven simple breakfast ideas that will save you time and won’t break the bank.
Christmas is the time to make meals a little special. Not call-me-Martha special, but special just the same. To me, this means cooking my family’s favorite homemade recipes and incorporating things from around the house that I can use as festive table décor. Making use of what’s on hand is my general philosophy for entertaining because I like to spend more time enjoying the party than preparing for the party.
Straight from Nature
Grab the kids, get outdoors and gather up some evergreen branches, acorns or pinecones for free holiday tabletop décor that looks great and smells even better.
Use Your Leftovers
Chances are you have some leftover holiday giftwrap lying around, so why not use it as no-fuss table runner? It’s the perfect background for Christmas morning fixings.
Set the Scene
For our family, napkins usually consist of a piece of paper towel. For holidays I like to mark the occasion as special by busting out some cloth napkins. To create an easy place setting I folded napkins to form a pocket (tutorial here) and then slipped silverware inside.
A Sweet Treat
Candy at breakfast? Sure, it’s Christmas morning! Here I added a candy cane and a giftwrapped candy bar as an added surprise.
The Night Before
Give yourself some extra time on Christmas morning by prepping an easy breakfast bake the night before. Bisquick has more than 20 Egg Bake recipes for you to choose from.
A Christmas breakfast just isn’t complete without a couple platters of your family’s favorite flapjacks. Be them buttermilk, Bourbon Apple Bacon or Christmas tree-shaped, a warm stack of pancakes feels like a treat.
Round out your holiday table with a handful of complementary sides like sausage links, yogurt, fresh berries and some of Bisquick’s Best Monkey Bread.