Ahhh, Christmas! It’s such a wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? I’m not much of a winter gal, and so a typical winter morning is not welcomed by me. However, on Christmas, bring on the crisp, cold air… snow even!
I love being “holed up” with my family on Christmas morning… spending an extended length of time in our PJs, laughing, stealing secret glances and warm smiles with one another that scream “I love you, and I cherish this time” without saying a word. I love that the pace of life slows down at least for a morning. I love cooking breakfast with my fiancée with the chatter and giggling of our children as the soundtrack to our morning.
And, as we sit down to eat our Christmas breakfast, the chatter continues… comfortably, effortlessly because we can be ourselves, unabashedly so, with one another. What we eat on Christmas morning can easily go unnoticed, and that’s definitely okay. But, I, of course, want to make the whole morning, in it’s entirety, a special morning for my family. I want each and every one of them to know that I thought about them, and I was deliberate in everything.
With that said, I can’t help facilitate your chatter or steal glances for you. I can’t make everyone be themselves unabashedly so at your house. Hopefully you’re there already. Regardless, what I can do is give you some ideas for those Christmas morning breakfasts that help you let your family know that you thought of them… that you’re working to make this a special morning for them.
And, so, take a look at these ideas. How about Rudolph pancakes? I think this is just adorable and oh so easy! It’s just a couple different sized pancakes stacked, bacon for the antlers, a strawberry or raspberry for the nose, and a dab of whipped cream with blueberries for eyes. Tell me the kiddos or grandkiddos wouldn’t LOVE this!
And, to get your fruit in there, how about a fruit candy cane? This is another really simple idea with sliced bananas and strawberries comprising the candy cane. This is a pretty well rounded, fun, and simple breakfast!
Now, personally, I’m no pro in the kitchen. I like to cook, but I don’t particularly like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when there’s all sorts of fun to be had elsewhere. I’m a simple gal with relatively simple taste. So, for me, I think I’d love to indulge in the Rudolph and candy cane breakfast with the kiddos. (And, I think I will this Christmas!) But, should you prefer a little more grown up breakfast, or if you’ve got some visiting family, I’ve found a recipe that looks just delicious and grown up but still festive.
How about some gingerbread waffles? Click HERE for the recipe from www.marthastewart.com.
I’m not going to lie… this recipe momentarily tempts me. However, given that it’s a Martha Stewart recipe, I know it’s going to be a wee bit complicated for me. Trying my darnedest, I’d have a mess of a kitchen as well as a rather embarrassing presentation of ill shaped, potentially over OR under cooked waffles, to be sure! But, given that all these wonderful Texansunited.com readers are NOT me, I thought I’d offer up a more advanced and mature Christmas morning breakfast option. If you make it, I’d LOVE to hear your feedback!
So, readers, have fun on Christmas morning! Maybe you make a specially themed breakfast already as part of your family’s Christmas tradition. But, if not, give this a whirl! It’s sure to bring some smiles and chatter to your table!