Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Breakfast Traditions

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Do you have any yearly morning rituals? I remember, as a kid, my mom would wake me and my sister up early on New Year's Day. She'd have the TV trays set up in the family where we'd get to eat the breakfast she'd prepared while we watched the parades on TV. It was a real treat until I was old enough to realize that getting up early was just wrong, even I was allowed to eat in the family room while watching TV.

Nowadays, my kids like to make me breakfast in bed for Mother's Day. I remember one year in particular when they made me pancakes despite the fact that we were out of eggs. The pancakes were, ummm, interesting. That was the same year the older kids gave the baby breakfast while I stayed in bed. They fed him a can of pineapple. A whole can. As you can imagine, his poor little butt burst into flames every time he pooped for the next week. Ahhh, good times, good times.

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90 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every Christmas morning we have pancakes with chocolate chips, eggs and orange juice. While wearing our pjs that we opened that night before. I cant wait for Christmas this year!!

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Tammy said...

On Christmas morning we let the kids open the presents in their stockings. Then we eat homemade cinnamon rolls. Then we read the story of Jesus' birth from the Bible, and then we open presents.

Mayberry Mom said...

I'm not the breakfast parent in this house. I do cereal and toaster waffles before school for the kids.

The kids love Saturdays. Hubby is the one that makes a mean breakfast and they get french toast or pancakes make into shapes. All this happens while I'm still sleeping! LOL

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Anonymous said...

We don’t have a special tradition for breakfast only on Saturdays when our schedule is relaxed and less rigid we enjoy french toast, scrambled eggs or cheese grits! :-)

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Heather said...

Our ritual consists of me cooking breakfast every morning. Scrambled eggs, sometimes waffles, crepes, french toast, or oatmeal. Then I help the kiddos get ready! On holidays we always make a little something holiday related for breakfast, like Boo-Berry Muffins!


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Myrnie said...

Breakfast traditions....every Christmas, Santa brings a box of sugar cereal for every stocking. It's the only time of year we have it in our cupboards, and the kids REALLY enjoy Christmas breakfast!!

Katy said...

On weekdays the tradition is cereal. Saturdays- waffles, pancakes, etc. On Christmas morning we make Berries & Cream French Toast!

Tori said...

We don't have any exciting breakfast traditions, but usually in the morning we do table time (a little learning session- my kids are 1 and 3) during breakfast.

tattgiff said...

We have a special Christmas morning strata and white cocoa with peppermint.
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Tabathia said...

On Christmas morning I usually make crockpot french toast
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Eileen said...

Christmas morning has been the same tradition for us for years! After present opening, we have heartshaped waffles with strawberries and cream, baked omelets, sweet rolls and breakfast meats. then we get into the holiday homemade treats tray!

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Kristi said...

Christmas morning we have breakfast casserole and french toast after stockings and presents. Thinking about adding some other special breakfasts after this contest!

Gwyneth said...

Christmas is the big one, every year when we are done with gifts we make iced cinnamon rolls and juice for 'breakfast'. We did it when I was a kid and I carried it into my adult life.

Of course mothers day is good too, my husband and son let me sleep in and then when I'm up and dressed they take me out to breakfast wherever I want to go.

Anonymous said...

We have family breakfasts on Saturdays when we are in no rush to get out of the house. The kids love french toast or pancakes.

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jakiesmom said...

we get dunkin donuts for the birthday boy/girl
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The Sunshyn said...

We haven't really developed breakfast traditions yet. This promotion has gotten me thinking of starting some, though. I'll begin with hot cocoa on the cold holiday mornings like when I was a kid since even if we are far from home, I should be able to arrange that easily enough.
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Jen said...

I have always wanted to make a delicious casserole for Christmas morning, but we usually just end up eating the cookies that Santa couldn't finish! :)

Bug said...

On Thanksgiving we have a big breakfast with an egg/sausage/cheese casserole, mixed berries muffins and a fruit salad. And the best part is, everything is made or assembled the day before so on Thanksgiving morning I just get up and throw the casserole in the oven for an hour and then just sit around having a relaxing morning.

Darcy said...

Christmas morning always means quiche and homemade cinnamon rolls!

The Fam said...

We each have our favorite sugary (bad!) cereal wrapped under the tree, after we open all of our gifts (and cereal) on Christmas morning we all get to eat a big bowl of our favorite treat cereal!

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Kelly Massman said...

Don't have any yearly special traditions, but we usually have special breakfast days on the weekend with pancakes, bacon and eggs! :-) That is also the only time I allow myself the treat of having coffee! Thanks! kmassman gmail

Norma said...

The first morning of the New Year is so full of possibility. We go out for a leisurly breakfast together
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LAMusing said...

Christmas morning is lovely. After presents we make a late breakfast together, then spend the day playing games and nibbling on goodies.
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Tracy R said...

Christmas and other major holiday mornings are just a bowl of cereal, because we want to save our appetites for all of the goodies that start coming a little bit later in the day!
On other special occasion breakfasts, we like biscuits and sausage with country gravy.

sodahoney said...

Christmas day is the only time. I host the family brunch

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Racingjourno said...

Weekends and holidays are for bacon and eggs after healthy weekday breakfasts.

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Susan said...

New Years Day we all go to my parents house and eat pancakes and hamburger with gravy. It is good and the only day we eat it.

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Janice said...

no special breakfast tradition, but we do eat breakfast as a family on weekends. That's special in itself because we can't do that on the weekdays (work)

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Doodle741 said...

Our Christmas morning tradition is Sour Dough pancakes!! I *L-O-V-E* them! I have the starter, but I am horrible about making them for myself and my family – so Christmas Eve Mom preps the batter and then Christmas morning she makes them! YUMMO!!

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Natalia said...

Crepes filled with strawberries.
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hendy said...

On Sunday mornings, my first day off from work, I wake up after sleeping in and will make my "famous" breakfast burritos for the fam.
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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

We have a beautiful Thanksgiving meal with all the traditional food...I love that tradition! We have French Toast Casserole!

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Anonymous said...

For birthdays my wife makes chocolate french toast.
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Jennifer said...

Christmas Eve morning we have a huge breakfast with just me and my kids before spending the rest of the holiday with the whole family!

shala_darkstone said...

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susan1215 said...

I make cinnamon rolls, omelettes and bacon and sausage on Christmas mornings

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Deb said...

Christmas morning is the certainly my favorite morning. My kids are early morning risers, and Christmas morning is no different. They are up usually at about 6am. We watch them open all their presents while my husband and I drink our coffee. The stash of new toys keeps them busy while I start cooking breakfast. Our tradition is french toast (made with my mother's homemade Challah bread), bacon, eggs, and homemade home fries. We feast and it usually keeps us full and satisfied until Christmas dinner is ready!

Betty C said...

My husband was in the military when the children were small. They loved it when he was home on the weekend because he liked to make pancakes for them. Christmas mornings were more about opening gifts than having breakfast!

Deb K said...

No exciting traditions but we try to make a big breakfast on the week~ends!

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ape2016 said...

Holiday breakfasts I make homemade waffles and we have orange juice (we don't usually have it around for regular breakfast, because the kids drink it all as soon as it is bought).
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Anonymous said...

no holidays here, just eggs and waffles every sunday morning! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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gmissycat said...

Everyone helps out for the holiday dinner. We get up early, eat breakfast and start dinner.
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Betty N said...

Whenever we have company for breakfast, I fix a blueberry french toast casserole

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Wander said...

Before the BIG cooking begins on Thanksgiving & Christmas we make Monkey bread.
It's our way of starting out special holidays!

ms-texas said...

no real traditions here - but I do always fix sausage bread for my daughter when she comes home from college

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marcia goss said...

On Christmas morning, we make coffee and open presents. Then I make a big breakfast, usually scrambled eggs, bacon, and French Toast.
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Kerry said...

I usually make the breakfast casserole that you let set overnight with the eggs and bread in it. It’s so easy to pop in the oven in the morning and that gives me more time to spend with the family!
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Champagne Wisdom said...

We always have breakfast at my house Christmas morning! We invite my aunt and uncle, mom and dad, grandparents - and everyone sits down for a nice family breakfast and my 5 year old son gets to show off his gifts from Santa! This year we'll have a new addition - I have a baby due in a week, so it will be a little more challenging, but definitely special! I'll be out on unpaid maternity leave through Christmas, so I would LOVE to win this to help actually purchase our breakfast items. Thanks for the chance! Here's crossing my fingers!! :)

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PauleyD said...

On Christmas morning, we open presents first, then we eat breakafast, much, much, later. Usually everyone is so excited that food is the last thing on our minds. So, breakfast usally doesn’t happen until 11 or so. I make pancakes later on.

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Scott said...

We don’t really have a special breakfast for holidays but during the fall and winter months, its very common to find pumpkin bread or cake or donuts on the table!
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Eve said...

my family goes to IHOP for breakfast EVERY christmas morning

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angie lilly said...

For us its all about pumpkin and apples this time of year. Pumpkin pancakes and fried apples, apple and pumpkin bread or butter…mmmmm
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Kathleen said...

We do not have any breakfast traditions in our family. We have more dinner traditions.

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Kathleen said...

We do not have any breakfast traditions in our family. We have more dinner traditions.

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KaHolly said...

Holiday mornings and Sunday mornings are always a special morning. We have a big breakfast that varies from week to week as we each take turns picking our favorites! Now that we are older, we all take turns preparing the meal. We turn off the telephone, gather as a family, and share our stories, joke around, and spend quality time together.

jillyrh said...

We always have sliced beef gravy with biscuits before we open any presents on Christmas morning.

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bdiane34 said...

We have special bday days where they get to choose where they go to eat.
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Lisa said...

We are not much of breakfast eaters around here. But I still have fond memories of eating malt o meal whenever I was feeling sick or just basically crummy.