Christmas Day schedule and Christmas Brunch Menu

I heart all things Christmas but Christmas morning is one of my favorite times. 

Even as an adult I still get the butterflies  that you get from coming downstairs Christmas morning and seeing all the goodies! 

Christmas morning is always such a flurry of excitement and I want to be as much of a part of it as I can, however, I am in charge of food (as usual).   I try to prep as much as I can the day before, not easy since I have only about 4 hours in the morning to get everyone out the door for visiting grandma for Christmas Eve activities. 

Our schedule is a pretty easy going one.... Christmas morning the kids get up, get Dad and I up and have to wait until Dad goes down and starts the fire, gets the camera ready.  Then the kids (and adults) can open stockings, play with the 1 toy that Santa brought (which is not wrapped) and relax until brunch time. When I have all the food ready we eat while we open gifts 1 at a time, it's an all morning into the afternoon event.    Later that night, we do French Onion soup and Crab legs and that is all...So here is our Brunch Menu this year:

  • Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls  - kind of a "semi-homemade" type of roll using Pillsbury Crescent rolls...find on -  EASY
  • Sausage & Cheesey Biscuits  - EASY - Take the Pillsbury Grand Biscuits and break in half. Take 1 half and flatten a little put into a cupcake tin (no paper)...then.. cook up some crumbled sausage (I used Jones in the round package and I break it up - make day before) and some moz cheese - drop a little of each into a Pillsbury Biscuit - bake until brown - THESE ARE A HIT - can use bacon or chicken or anything real
  • Hash brown casserole (this has egg and bacon in it and you prep night before)
  • Brisket in the crock pot. (cooks for 10 hours putting it on at midnight Christmas Eve)
  • Sweet & Sour Meatballs - EASY quick recipe...1 can of cranberry's, 1 jar of apricot jelly and 1 container of chili sauce..mix and put your meatballs in with a crockpot.. DIVINE!
  • Stromboli - pepperoni and cheese in the Pillsbury Pizza Dough
  • Pudding w/brownies and whipped cream..forgot what this is called, but you layer it in a truffle bowl.
  • Chocolate Cake - Happy Birthday Jesus cake. (my personal fav)
  • French Toast sticks - We buy the frozen kind and sprinkle some powered sugar on them - keep them in a warming tray...
  • Drinks and fun!

Its not a lot work and is sooo yummy! 

Maybe you can find something above for your breakfast? 

Merry Christmas to you all! 


It all sounds so very good! We always do homemade cinnamon rolls Christmas morning and homemade pizza on Christmas Eve.
melismama said…
Hi, thanks for stopping by. I have never been able to master homemade pizza at all...always seems to be doughy in the middle, and I cook my crust 1st for a while...someday! Is there a trick?

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