As soon as all the presents have been unwrapped, exclaimed over and played with, everyone’s ready for breakfast. Here is a Christmas morning menu that you, your family and houseguests will all enjoy. Several of the items can be made the night before making it easy for everyone to sit down and enjoy Christmas Day breakfast together. The grocery list for everything you will need is below, organized by grocery store sections and aisles. Then just click on each menu item below for the easy, step-by-step instructions.
Christmas Morning Breakfast Menu
Good Morning Juice
Spiced French Coffee
Fruit Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins
Ham & Swiss Breakfast Casserole
Grocery List (organized by store sections/aisles)
16 ounces blueberries (fresh is best but frozen whole, unsweetened blueberries will work)
5 seedless oranges
4 kiwi fruit
1 small carton fresh strawberries
1 bunch green onions
16 ounces cranberries (fresh is best but frozen whole, unsweetened cranberries will work)
1 head bibb or butter lettuce
all-purpose flour (you will need about 2 & 1/2 cups for this menu)
sugar (you will need about 2 cups for this menu)
baking powder (you will need 1 tablespoon for this menu)
vanilla (you will need 1 teaspoon for this menu)
ground cinnamon (you will need about 1 teaspoon for this menu)
dry mustard (you will need 1 & 1/2 teaspoons for this menu)
ground nutmeg (you will need about 1/2 teaspoon for this menu)
whole cloves (you will need 5 whole cloves for this menu)
Frozen Foods Aisle
1 12-oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 12-oz can frozen guava/strawberry juice concentrate
butter (you will need 1 stick for this menu)
eggs (you will need 8 eggs for this menu)
milk (you will need 5 cups for this menu)
4 ounces cream cheese
1 small container orange juice (you will need 1/4 cup for this menu)
1/2 pound shredded Swiss cheese
ham (you will need 3 cups diced ham for this menu)
1 loaf sliced French bread
your favorite coffee beans or ground coffee
Remember to check your pantry and fridge for above items you may already have on hand. You don’t want to buy things you already have. How much you will need for this menu for pantry items is indicated in the above grocery list. Check this against what you have on hand in your pantry to determine if you need to purchase these items. The above grocery list assumes you already have basic cooking items on hand such as salt and pepper. If you don’t already have these items on hand, be sure to add them to your grocery list. Be sure to check out local Trader Joe’s for great prices on produce, dried fruits and nuts, spices and other items on the above grocery shopping list.
And remember, the most important tip for hosting a relaxing, successful Christmas breakfast with family and friends is to be organized and do as much ahead of time as possible. Try to make as many things ahead of time as possible so you can relax during the get-together. This complete Christmas breakfast menu is put together with that in mind. Many of the dishes and preparations can be made in advance, leaving you with time to spare on the big day. Each of the recipes included in this complete Christmas breakfast menu indicates if the dish can be prepared ahead of time and how far in advance it can be made, so plan accordingly.
Hope this complete Christmas breakfast menu, grocery list and recipes help you organize your preparations for Christmas morning. Remember, just click on each menu item above to get step-by-step instructions. And Happy Holidays from the San Jose Easy Meals Examiner!
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