The first Saturday of December for the past “I don’t know how many years” I have hosted a holiday breakfast for my first line team members who work with me in my homebased business.
I love this yearly event.
It is an opportunity for me to welcome them to my home, spoil and pamper them with a yummy breakfast and a small gift. It is always a wonderful time and we have so much fun together – eating, laughing and sharing.
The menu for this event doesn’t vary much from year to year. I believe when you find something that works – stick with it. And thanks to my “Things That Work” Notebook I can remember from year to year what I have done.
I thought I’d share the menu with you today – many of the recipes have appeared on my blog over the last year but there are a couple of new ones. I usually experiment with one or two new recipes each year and then keep the rest tried and true. A good rule of thumb for any party!
Things that never change -
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake – This is my all time favorite coffeecake. It can be made the day before and refrigerated – just bring to room temperature before serving. This year I used strawberry jam instead of raspberry!
Chili Cheese Souffle - a yummy and easy egg dish with a bit of a kick thanks to the green chilies
Sugared Bacon – I think this may be the best part of my Holiday Breakfast. I have even had several guests tell me this bacon is why they come every year. I am trying not to be offended by that! This disappeared so fast I didn’t even get a picture of it. Just think gooey and yummy!
Spiced Apple Cider - this is a must at any holiday event I host!
Baked Grapefruit – no recipe - just slice grapefruit in half, you may need to take a bit off the bottom so the grapefruit will sit flat. Place on cookie sheet, cover top of sliced grapefruit with a tablespoon or more of brown sugar Bake at 350 until warm and the sugar is melted. Top with a cherry!
New this year….
French Breakfast Puffs - a recipe I found over at Pioneer Woman. I have made them a couple of times now. They are yummy but are definitely at their best hot out of the oven!
Strawberries and Brown Sugar Cream – this is also yummy with blueberries.
Brown Sugar Cream
1/3 cup regular or low fat sour cream
4 teaspoons brown sugar ( I added a little more than this – depending on how sweet you want it -just do to taste)
Mix the sour cream and brown sugar in a small bowl. Serve alongside blueberries or strawberries