Christmas 2009 Part 2 – The Brunch

I hope you all enjoyed a look at the sweet treats we whipped up here for Christmas this year (check out Christmas 2009 Part 1 if you missed it). Next up – a look at our family breakfast/brunch on Christmas morning!

I would say this is one of the few times during the year that we all sit down together and eat breakfast – since we all get up at different times, it just doesn’t happen that often. So of course, we have to go all out and make something delicious that will hold everyone over until Christmas dinner.

We started the night before, and put together the cinnamon pull apart. It must have risen a ton over night, because it was HUGE when it came out of the oven.



You better believe the house smelled amazing as this was baking 🙂 Mmmm, cinnamon.

The rest of the meal involves your usual breakfast fare – bacon, eggs, toast, fruit salad. But we all put it together in our own personal ways. Here’s my plate:


I topped my bowl of fruit salad (made by me – apples, pineapple, grapes, peaches, mandarin oranges) with yogurt and chopped pecans.


Then there’s my take on the bacon, eggs, and toast. I don’t eat eggs, so that leaves me with the bacon and toast part. We had some multigrain bagels, so I toasted one up, slathered half with herb & garlic cream cheese, and the other half with leftover avocado from Christmas Eve taco dinner, then sandwiched some crispy bacon slices in the centre. Perfect breakfast sandwich!


And of course I had a piece of pull apart…or two 😉


You better believe I left the table completely satisfied and full. With a breakfast like that, you are set until dinner!

So here’s a question for you – what does your family do for Christmas Day breakfast?

Come back later for Christmas Part 3, the final wrap up!

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5 Comments on “Christmas 2009 Part 2 – The Brunch”

  1. December 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    That’s so great that your family makes it a point to have at least ONE breakfast a year together. And that cinnamon roll pull-apart looks amazing!!

    We make lunch our “together” meal on Christmas day, so breakfast is kind of do what you want. My mom always makes “monkey bread”, but it’s not really a formal sit down affair.

  2. December 27, 2009 at 11:14 pm #

    Breakfast was our meal together too, but this year, not so much :/
    We usually have the same thing for Christmas Eve dinner, and Christmas breakfast. Cooked ham, boiled eggs, horseradish, russian salad. I actually love that kind of breakfast 🙂

  3. December 28, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    If that cinnamon pull apart bread had been at my house, that’s all I would have eaten the entire day. Give me a loaf of that and I’ll be set 🙂

    We have brunch at our house and the menu always changes.

  4. December 28, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    We always have brunch at Mom’s after the gifts are open. Dad makes his own salami, but it’s still too fresh to eat this time of year so Mom bakes it in lieu of bacon. Tasty, tasty! Love how big that pull apart bread got! Looks like a mushroom…;)


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