I know it's not anywhere near Christmas but it will be here before you know it.
I like to have a buffet brunch with a dinner around 5:00. IF someone else is cooking dinner. A brunch gives you time to clear away the morning gift "mess" and you can involve every able bodied person to cut chop, etc. A Breakfast casserole can be coming to room temp while you're opening presents. A Cool rise bread is in the refrigerator from the night before, ready to bake. A cold fruit salad is in the fancy bowl in the refrigerator. A hot fruit compote (apples, raisins, peaches, blueberries from fresh, canned or frozen with some cinnamon and ginger) is in the crockpot.
Set out some bowls with chopped veggies like tomato, onion, steamed broccoli.
Start one small crock pot with a creamy sauce like hollandaise or a creamy soup.
A tray of sliced cheeses and rolls of ham or beef complete the picture.
Then You make Oats and Eggs while the casserole and bread bake. Size them like small dollar size pancakes.
Guests take an oatcake and top with fresh fruit, compote, or veggies and sauce, or make a ham and cheese sandwich out of the bread. Or put some sides with the breakfast casserole.
Special beverages? Hot apple cider (crock pot), hot chocolate, Orange juice, spiced tea in a punch bowl with clove studed orange slices.
An easy way to handle a special holiday morning meal for a large family.
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