Christmas morning is magical, and breakfast on Christmas should be equally as special. I usually try to do something a little out of the norm for Christmas morning, but I’ve had years when it seems that I’ve spent most of the early hours of the day in the kitchen cooking, instead of enjoying the morning with my family. It’s always nice when breakfast can be made up the night before, and just popped in the oven, like with the Overnight Blueberry Stuffed French Toast that I posted last year.
When life hands you blueberries, make muffins. Isn’t that how the old saying goes? It isn’t? Well, it should.
Some mornings just call for muffins, and this was one of those mornings. I had a pint of beautiful berries in my fridge that was staring at me every time I opened the door. Usually, I throw some berries on my yogurt in the morning and call it a day, but this morning I didn’t want yogurt. I wanted a buttery, crumb topped muffin bursting with fresh berries.
So, I made some.
I’ve mentioned before that we are big fans of breakfast for dinner at our house. When we do have “Binner”, as my daughter calls it, it’s usually something pretty kid friendly…pancakes, waffles, eggs and bacon. That’s one of the nice things about Binner. Nobody complains! I decided to try this egg tart out the other night on the family, and fully expected the kids to turn their noses up at it. You know what? They didn’t! They loved it. Both of them. I’m still amazed.
It’s Monday, but not our usual Monday. Everyone is home from school/work on holiday and we had a slower morning than usual. It had been a busy, busy weekend, so we enjoyed taking it a little easier this morning. Since we were all home, and enjoying the laziness of it all, I decided to bake up some goodies for breakfast.
I really should take a minute and apologize to this recipe. This is one that I’ve run across at least a kazillion times while looking through one of my favorite, and oldest, baking books. Every time I’d see it, I’d think about how I really needed to try it out sometime, and then I turned the page. I ignored it for years! After at least a decade of passing it by, I finally stopped procrastinating and made the thing! I’m glad I did. I baked it up for a brunch I attended earlier in the week. It was so easy to make, though, that I won’t need a special occasion before I whip it up again.