Thanks to my friend Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life for organizing this Christmas breakfast hop today! I might have you covered on the drink front; but several of my blogging friends are sharing their Christmas breakfast ideas today as well! Make sure to check them out at the bottom of this post!
I’ve recently been working on a Christmas Traditions writing project with my Grade 4/5 class and it makes me reflect upon the traditions that we have in my own family. Like many families, we have specific special customs that we follow each year and that we look forward to as the holidays approach.
I love our Christmas Eve appy get-togethers. The past few years our whole family (from both sides) congregates at our house and we all bring something to share. We have some wine, visit, and the kids have a fabulous time with their cousins. Although the form of Christmas Even may change slightly from year to year, it is definitely one of my favourite family holiday traditions.
Then there’s Christmas morning.
We start the day with coffee while the boys have a light snack, and then we take our time watching them open their stockings. The fireplace is roaring; the lights of the Christmas tree are glowing; if we are lucky there is a light snowfall. We have Christmas music playing in the background, and we feel warm, cozy, and so happy to be together while the flakes float gently to the ground.
I’m usually “the elf” and hand out the gifts one at a time; we watch one another open our gifts and take time to appreciate and thank each other.
It’s a time to be prolonged and enjoyed; not rushed through.
After gift opening it’s time for Christmas breakfast!
My favourite breakfast of the year.
We generally make bacon (a rare treat at our house), along with hash browns, scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice, and breakfast mimosas.
Like these slightly tart and sweetly delicious pomegranate cranberry mimosas…
To make each of these, just combine…
1/4 cup of pomegranate juice
1/2 cup of cranberry orange juice
1/2 cup of champagne
pomegranate seeds to garnish
Simply pour the ingredients into each glass, garnish with the pomegranate seeds, and serve! Perfect for enjoying on Christmas morning… or even for celebrating New Year’s Eve!
Slightly sweet, slightly tart, and totally refreshing. You’ll love them!
As I mentioned, I’ve joined up with a group of my fellow Canadian blogging friends to share some Christmas breakfast inspiration with you today! I can’t wait to check out all these delicious looking ideas…
Christmas Morning Smoothie by Alex of Northstory
Cinnamon Christmas Breakfast Wreath by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Eggnog Brioche French Toast Bake Recipe by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
Breakfast Toast Bar by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
Pomegranate Cranberry Mimosas by Krista of Happy Housie
Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns by Ashlea of This Mamas Dance
Christmas Apple Cranberry Cobbler by Robin of Frugal Family Times
Candy Cane French Toast Kabobs by Jenn of Clean & Scentsible
Swedish Tea Ring by Rita of Harbour Breeze Home
Cranberry Banana Muffins by Shannon of AKA Design
Breakfast Enchiladas by Tara of Suburble
Cranberry Pear French Toast with Vanilla Cream Sauce by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Christmas Morning Breakfast Quiche by Sara of The Project Pile
Wishing you a beautiful and delicious holiday season full of friends, family, and amazing food and drink!