When you wake up Christmas morning, you have a big smile on your face and head straight to the tree to open those wrapped presents that have been sitting around for a few days or even a few weeks. But you can't open presents on an empty stomach. It would ruin the fun.
Make sure the family has the energy to get through Christmas Day with a few of these simple breakfast recipes from Kristi Palmer, a food columnist from the Patch site in Dacula, Ga.
3 cans buttermilk biscuits (1o per can)
3 tsp. cinnamon
½ cup raisins (or more if desired)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick margarine or butter
½ cup or more of chopped pecans
Directions: Place white sugar and cinnamon in large Ziploc bag. Cut biscuits into fourths and place a few at a time in a bag and shake to coat. Mix chopped nuts and raisins in separate bowl. Layer sugar biscuit pieces into well greased tube pan (without removable bottom). Sprinkle half of chopped nuts and raisins between layers. Melt brown sugar and margarine and boil for 1 minute. Pour over biscuits. Sprinkle with remaining nuts and raisins. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Pinch off pieces with fingers.
1 lb. sausage fried and drained
6 slices of bread cut into small cubes
1 tsp. of salt
6 eggs beaten
2 cups milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Directions: Mix all ingredients, refrigerate overnight and bake at 350° uncovered for approximately 1 hour.
HASH BROWN CASSEROLE
1 (30 oz.) package frozen hash browns (shredded style) thawed
1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
1 (10.5 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken(or celery) soup
2 cups shredded cheese
½ cup chopped onion
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 cups cornflakes
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine hash browns, sour cream, soup, cheese, onion and about 2/3 of the melted butter. Spread in the pan. Cook for 30 min. Re-melt reserved butter and combine with cornflakes; spread over casserole. Return to oven and cook an additional 15 minutes, until topping is lightly browned.