Easy Breakfast Dishes for Christmas Morning from – Jennifer A. Daskevich
Christmas morning is such a busy time at our house we love to prepare breakfast the night before and pop it in the oven while everyone gathers around the tree. Then when the gifts are opened we have a hot delicious breakfast ready to go. I hope you love these old classic breakfast dishes as much as we do.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
All American Breakfast Casserole
- 9 – 10 slices white bread with the crusts cut off
- ½ pound sharp Cheddar cheese grated
- 8 eggs
- 3 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½
- 1 ½ pound spicy breakfast sausage crumbled and cooked
Place half of the bread in a 9×13 glass casserole pan and sprinkle with half of the cheese and half of the sausage. Repeat with another layer of bread and the remaining cheese and sausage. Beat eggs milk and salt together. Pour over top of casserole. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning bake at 35o degrees for 45 to 60 minutes until eggs are set. Feel free to get creative with the cheeses or fillings – add herbs, bacon, chiles – whatever floats your boat.
Cinnamon Monkey Bread
This dish is so fun to make with the kids the night before. Roll up your sleeves and make it a family affair.
2 cans of refrigerator biscuits
2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup cinnamon
1 ½ cup sugar
Spray a bunt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cut each biscuit into quarters. (I just use simple kitchen scissors – makes the job super easy). Melt the butter in the microwave in a large bowl. Stir together the cinnamon and the sugar in a large bowl. Dip the biscuit pieces into the butter. Remove and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place in bunt pan in even layers. Complete until all biscuits are in bunt pan. Cover and let sit overnight. On Christmas morning pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes until biscuits are set and completely cooked through. Allow to cool slightly. Turn upside down onto plate and serve.
We serve these dishes with fresh orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate along with some Little Smokies sautéed and served hot. Hope you enjoy your Christmas morning with these easy and delicious holiday recipes.
About the Guest Chef:
Jennifer is the founder of Sandwich America, and an award winning competitive cook, lawyer, restaurant owner (Coastal Grill and Bar in Kissimmee, FL), wine sommelier, award winning food photographer and budding foodie entrepreneur – Jennifer’s life is more than just “A Little Gourmet Every Day” – it’s a full sprint living buffet.
In addition to her multiple TV appearances, include her winning role in FYI’s Original Series World Food Championships, Jennifer competes and wins major competitions regularly. Jennifer is the 2013/2014 World Sandwich Champion, the 2015 Chevron Game Day Chef of the Year, and the 2016 Gnarly Head Grilling Nation Ribs Contest, amongst many wins. For more about Jennifer visit www.sandwichamerica.com and www.alittlegourmeteveryday.com and follow her on Instagram and twitter @sandwichamerica and @alittlegourmet
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