I am delighted to be included in the Christmas in Texas blog tour hosted by Stacey of Poofing the Pillows. Today I'm sharing our family's Christmas morning breakfast.
Years ago, we began the tradition of serving a big breakfast at our house. At the time, our kids were the only grandchildren on both sides of our family. On Christmas morning, Grandmas, aunts, and uncles would arrive at our home laden with gifts for the children. It seemed only fair to have lots of yummy food ready for them. Now our own kids are adults, but we still enjoy this time together before we open gifts.
The jute place mats were found at Walmart. The plaid napkins are from T.J. Maxx. We've had the Spode Holly Tree dishes for many years.
The centerpiece is simply a poinsettia in a white soup tureen. The plaid reindeer are Christmas tree decorations from Target. I just cut off the strings.
This year I decorated the kitchen island by putting holly and magnolia cuttings from our backyard in a pitcher. I added St. Nick, a reindeer, pine cones, and mandarin oranges in a large round basket. The basket is from Kirkland's. The pitcher is from Target.
Breakfast is served buffet style on the kitchen island. The menu changes a little each year, but these are our two "must haves."
I make the egg casserole on Christmas Eve, refrigerate it over night, and bake it for an hour on Christmas morning. I often see similar recipes using sausage, but my family loves this bacon version.
These Danish Almond Cream Rolls are a big favorite. I found the Pillsbury Bake Off Finalist recipe years ago. I bake them on Christmas Eve. Then, on Christmas morning, I warm them up and drizzle the frosting on top.
this year's new addition is a coffee and hot chocolate bar. The whipped cream is wearing a wine bottle sweater. The red mugs, marshmallow jar, and bells were recent Target Dollar Spot finds.
Can you have to much plaid at Christmas? I hope not. I used a Pier 1 place mat on the tray and plaid ribbon bows on the sign and cutting board.
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