If you’re feeding a crowd this holiday season, here are some Christmas breakfast or brunch ideas to help stretch your budget.
• Overnight Casseroles – These are perfect for making for all your guests while not putting too much work on your schedule. You can choose from sweet or savory casseroles.
• Easy-to-Grab Food – Often the morning is full of opening presents and thinking about getting dinner ready. So, if you want to, you can make a variety of finger foods so that everyone can wake up and grab food as they will.
Muffins, individual quiches, oatmeal are fine for Christmas brunch. If you want to be creative, make cinnamon rolls in a Christmas tree-shaped pan and add red, green, gold and silver sprinklers.
• Christmas Ham – A great way to use that Christmas ham is for breakfast. You can provide rolls, the spiralized ham, chutney, and other toppings to enjoy with the ham. Everyone can make their own. All you do is put out the ham and rolls and maybe some fruit, and let people grab and go at will.• Breakfast Quiche – This is a great way to prepare breakfast fast and to fill people up. You can make a quiche with all sorts of ingredients. You can also make mini-quiches if you have a lot of people with different dietary needs at breakfast – even vegans.
• Bread Pudding – You can make a breakfast bread pudding. Most of the time, you can start this overnight and then finish in the morning. Try this blueberry-pecan pancake bread pudding to brighten up your Christmas brunch breakfast:
• Don’t Forget the Punch – A great thing to make for your Christmas brunch is a fun special punch just for grown-ups. Martha Stewart has a great Bloody Mary punch recipe, but you can make any type of punch you want to that means Christmas to you.
Whatever you want to make for your Christmas brunch, and whether you make it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or even the day after, doesn’t matter. Enjoying yummy food with people you love is what it’s all about.