Friday, December 23, 2011

5 Christmas Breakfasts for a Crowd

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! I hope you're all having a good one. I've had a great day - more on that later - in the meantime I HAVE to share a new breakfast we ate TODAY. Seriously awesome. And it got me thinking of other Christmas- and crowd-worthy recipes. So here are 5 Christmas Breakfasts for a Crowd - starting with the new one... (and YES - all red & green. :))

1. Breakfast Wonton Cups
Breakfast Wonton cups
Makes 4 Servings (12 cups)
Recipe adapted from Cooking with Mel
Nutritional Information (for 3 cups): 262 calories, 14 carbs, 12 fat grams and 21 protein grams.
I LOVED these little bits of fabulous. I loved that you could have 3, I loved the flavor. I hearted the crispy on the outside fluffy egg in the inside. Make these! All you need are simple ingredients and a muffin tin! You could even let guests make their own with a toppings bar! Recipe is here!

2.  Italian Egg Bake
Italian Egg Bake
Makes 6 Servings
Inspired by a Pillsbury recipe
Nutritional Information: 353 calories, 24 carbs, 17 fat grams and 24 protein grams.
Tastes great and is very filling - didn't take long either which is always nice. I'd pre-cooked the sausage, so it was already in a box cooked and ready, and the cheese was already grated too - this helped! I liked the add of the Italian bread crumbs - the crunchy topping was nice with the softer, fluffy egg/potato layer. It's also great that it makes 6 servings AND reheats well. Recipe is here!

3. Spicy Potato & Bacon Breakfast

Spicy Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites
Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: 308 calories, 27 carbs, 12 fat grams and 22 protein grams.
Really easy, pretty (in my humble opinion) and made very healthy sized servings. Especially for 300 calories - I felt more like it tasted like a 400-calorie meal! It's a keeper, and I think you could really make it your own with more veggies, too! Recipe is here!

4. Ricotta Tomato Toast & Italian Eggs
Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: 295 calories, 16 carbs, 16 fat grams and 25 protein grams.

LOVE the basily eggs - so good! The toast is great too, but just make sure you're okay with the fact that it's a bit cold (if that makes sense). The eggs are warm (obvi) but the toast isn't due to the cold tomato! Recipe is here!

5. Breakfast Nachos

Breakfast Nachos
Recipe from My Bizzy Kitchen
Makes 2 Servings
Nutritional Information: 337 calories, 32 carbs, 15 fat grams and 18 protein grams.

YUM. Seriously - I loved the flavors of the eggs, bacon and salsa and the crunch of the nachos, which made them really fun to eat.  It filled me up to - while the calories aren't super high the fat helped as well as the protein. Just double, triple or quadruple for a crowd - just get out your baking sheets and go! Recipe is here!

There you have it - Christmas Breakfast round-up! Other than eating the YUMMY new wonton breakfast, I did TONS around the house, bought a new rug, bought new stools for the foot of our bed, framed 8 or so pics and just was CRAZY domestic. I also had coffee with these lovely ladies:
YES, Teresa & Daisy were driving through ATL for the holidays and met me at Starbucks. We of course talked for 2+ hours and time just flew - I love my bestie!! SO good to see her and she got me this ADORABLE and hilariously appropriate Christmas ornament. 
YES, I went to Auburn and YES I had a blue VW bugg when I was 'auburn-bound' a mere 10 years ago. LOL SCARY! And YES, I already hung it. :) Thanks so much, T & Forrest!

Q: Do you have a favorite Christmas ornament?! This is definitely one of my favorites, among a few of my favorite frogs, my book worm and some snowwoman cheerleaders. hehe

Q: What's your favorite breakfast for a crowd? Any favorite 'red & green' breakfasts? 

Q: What's better than coffee with a bestie?! I miss her even more now - GRRRR - why won't everyone I love move to Atlanta? Is that SO much to ask? :)

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