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    • dlb
    • By dlb 1st Sep 06, 3:20 PM
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    Christmas breakfast-Ideas please
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    • 1st Sep 06, 3:20 PM
    Christmas breakfast-Ideas please 1st Sep 06 at 3:20 PM
    Is there anything i could put in the slow cooker overnight for xmas day breakfast?

    One thing i always make the kids do before we see if santa has been, is have some breakfast, this used to be sat on the stairs at our old house as you couldnt get to the kitchen without going through the main room.

    But now we have a dinning room i really would like us all to sit down and enjoy a yummy breakfast before all hell breaks lose ( 4 kids under 10) LOL, and the kids start to eat hundreds of chocolate bars!!!

    Any ideas would be great, as i want to set the table with one present for each person at breakfast time, and enjoy something easy but nice.
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 4th Sep 06, 12:10 PM
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    how about a continental breakfast fresh rolls with different meats/cheeses/jams and orange juice you could even make croissants or pain au chocolats
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    Thats what weused to have when I lived at home
  • Jay-Jay
    My Mum always did kabana's (spicy, smoked sausage) sliced up on a big plate with fresh bread and cups of tea. I never ate them because I just can't eat in the mornings but now my mouth's watering at the thought.

    Now we set a time of around 9am and the children aren't allowed to come out of their rooms until then (such a bad parent) otherwise everyone gets overtired by the time we're eating (usually 7pm). We open pressies then hubby makes bacon butties on white sliced bread while the children play with packaging and I admire my presents

    Our 'tradition' is to have 'our' private Christmas dinner on Christmas eve ... best thing we ever thought of doing. We meet up with family on Christmas day and eat together but have our own family time too
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    • sammy_kaye18
    • By sammy_kaye18 4th Sep 06, 2:11 PM
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    OOOOhhhh I love Xmas

    All my shopping is practically done bar 5 gifts. Then all i have to concerntrate on is my little one and my boyfriend. (i know what im getting bf so hes sorted and Ben is a trip to Toys R Us at most!)

    Ive even planned my holiday shopping (food) list so thats budgeted fgor too and ive brought some new mas lights which im hoping ill get to put round the windows or somethign cos they were going cheap at a charity shop - my god im like a kid!!

    I love Xmas. Now if i can solve a morning breakfast fro a 2 year old who is bound to bounce off the walls as soon as he sees all the presents ill be sorted.
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    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 4th Sep 06, 2:33 PM
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    We have smoked salmon and scrambled egg with Bucks Fizz every year but usually after present opening.
  • rchddap1
    I love Xmas. Now if i can solve a morning breakfast fro a 2 year old who is bound to bounce off the walls as soon as he sees all the presents ill be sorted.
    When we were kids we had stockings which we could open when we woke up...but all the rest were shut in the lounge. We weren't allowed into the lounge until we were washed, dressed and fed....and the adults too.
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  • Jay-Jay
    Now if i can solve a morning breakfast fro a 2 year old who is bound to bounce off the walls as soon as he sees all the presents ill be sorted.
    by sammy_kaye18

    Buttered wholemeal toast fingers! Easy, filling and he can eat them while he's playing with his toys.

    (don't shout at me for not encouraging a child to eat at the table... it's CHRISTMAS!!!! )
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    • moggins
    • By moggins 4th Sep 06, 2:45 PM
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    I love Xmas. Now if i can solve a morning breakfast fro a 2 year old who is bound to bounce off the walls as soon as he sees all the presents ill be sorted.
    by sammy_kaye18
    Toast, that way he doesn't spill any milk whilst he's bouncing around

    We always let them have their stockings before breakfast, that way they've alleviated the anxiety a little before breakfast and are more willing to eat something.
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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    • dlb
    • By dlb 4th Sep 06, 2:58 PM
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    Yes i do let my kids have their stockings before we go daownstairs too.
    But then breaky before madness and santas present opening begins.
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    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 4th Sep 06, 3:03 PM
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    I just do loads of buttered toast, crumpets and muffins and a big pot of tea!

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  • Lillibet
    Am I particually weird for delaying the present opening for as long as possible? I like to eek out the day as much as I can, there are many more traditions than just the opening of the pressies but this is my favourite I must admit When I was growing up it was always stocking as soon as I woke up (4am once) but family pressies under the tree were always after lunch no matter how young I was & it's still the same now. I wouldn't mind delaying the stocking until after brekkie now that I'm older although I wouldn't expect Spud to do this, and I'd put off the main pressies until Boxing day if everyone else would let me! I just love the anticipation and hate the anti-climax which always seems to previal when the pressie part is over

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    • moggins
    • By moggins 4th Sep 06, 4:54 PM
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    To me the presents are just one part of christmas, I just want to know when they are going to put Noels Christmas back on
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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  • Bunny200
    Ideas for Xmas Day breakfast
    My OH likes to have a special breakfast on Xmas day, he always has a Ham and we have Champagne and real coffee etc. I usually have croissants but fancy something different this year, I'm not keen on the ones you bake yourself and don't want to have to go looking for them in the shops on xmas eve. I was wondering how do you make croissants and danish pastries, is it just puff pastry? I have loads of apricot jam (from my cake!) so I was wondering if I could mak danish pastries, bearing in mind I don't want to spend too long doing it on the morning as the kids want to open their presents! What are you having and do you have any ideas for me? BTW I don't like fish so don't suggest smoked salmon!
    • kazmeister
    • By kazmeister 11th Dec 08, 11:42 AM
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    Aldi do cans of the dough ready made that you just roll out and fill with what you fancy. Its in the refridgerated section. We've used it and the kids loved it, filled ours with chunks of choclate which went down beautifully when warm. If you dont fancy that I have a recipe somewhere which I can look out. I'm sure you could make the dough and keep in fridge till the morning
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  • lilac_lady
    If you cook the Chritmas dinner, wouldn't it be nice if your OH made breakfast on Christmas morning? It saves you wondering what to have - pass the pressure onto him!
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 11th Dec 08, 11:46 AM
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    We have croissants, with HM jam and filter coffee - I want an appetite for lunch, and I'll have enough cooking later in the day

    I'll add this to the existing thread so that you can se other ideas

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    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 11th Dec 08, 11:54 AM
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    a couple of chocolates sneaked in early on
    then salmon and champagne later
    my 8 yr old wants caviar
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 11th Dec 08, 11:59 AM
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    Poached eggs on toast probably (courtesy of DH) and most assuredly chocolate in some form or the other.

    This year the teens are cooking the Christmas Lunch so we are going to laze about on the sofa watching old films, eating biscuits and drinking tea YIPPEEEEEE!!!!

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  • tinksy
    ooo i love christmas traditions!!! I am the BIGGEST kid about christmas - god help me when i actually have kiddies!! When at home christmas goes like this - stockings downstairs in the lounge, then breakfast, usually croissants, part baked bread, chocolatines and yummy cheese spreads and juices!!! then we would all shower and get dressed up and then head to nannys. then a cup of tea and a biscuit before pressies!! then lunch and more pressies!!

    this year is my 1st year with my OH and we are planning a special breakfast with bucks fizz before heading off to the inlaws for lunch!
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  • longforthesun
    We have American Style Pancakes with maple syrup, scrammbled eggs, bacon, sausages. Also have croissants and pain au chocolat (SP) with bucks fizz and fresh organge juice for the ones who don't like bucks fizz. Although we do have this after all presents have been opened. I also lay the table with crackers as the kids love pulling them. Once its all over i relay the table for dinner with more crackers. Really looking forward to it this year as DS is 3 and this is the first christmas where he has really gotten into the whole santa idea. He walks down the street shouting Santas comming and telling his naughty older sister Santas watching.
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  • jorichste
    wow, you are all soooo good!! I usually put some buttered toast on a plate and we just grab it as we're opening pressies.
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