Make-Ahead Christmas Breakfast

To continue with my favorite topic for the holidays (food)... I have been thinking long and hard about making Christmas Day breakfast delicious, presentation-worthy and easy at the same time (for 8 people nonetheless!). In my search for a solution, I came across an article discussing the art of making breakfast ahead. So here is what I came up with for our family! Most of these can be made ahead of time and the rest are a quick 5-10 minute preparation. You can click on each picture and get the particular recipe. Also, since I will have a very international family gathering, I thought it would be fun to include a bit of fun/trivia information per each food item on the Menu... 

Oh, About the Parfait...

Almost a year ago, I attended a Leadership Summit at the Houston Sorella hotel. During my three-day meeting, I must have eaten about 16 delicious yogurt parfaits which fueled my obsession of finding the perfect ingredients to recreate it at home. After trying 12 different yogurt/granola/fruit combinations, I finally nailed it! Here is what I use:

1st Layer: Trader Joe's Organic Vanilla Bean Yogurt2nd Layer: Trader Joe's Praline Pecan Granola3rd Layer: A combination of Raspberries and Blueberries. The most important ingredient is honey though. I pour honey over the granola and the fruit. Amazingly delicious!

Hope you enjoy!! 


Posted on December 13, 2013 and filed under Test Kitchen.