Tuesday, December 13, 2011

not a morning person

If you ask anyone who knows me, especially those who have lived with me, they would tell you I am not a morning person. Of course, like many aspects of my life, motherhood has changed this about me. Not that I enjoy waking up anymore than I used to, but I am more functional if not more pleasant during the wee hours of the day now. Christmas morning at this point in our lives is still a relatively regular hour of waking. I know in the years to come this will change as the kids will rush out to see what Santa brought as soon as they can. Nevertheless, in order to make even this year a bit less rushed I am hoping to make breakfast ahead of time. Having food in my belly and coffee in my cup first thing is sure to make me less Grinchy.

Maybe you are looking to do the same. With all those gifts to unwrap and stockings to unstuff, who has time to cook anyway. Here are a few suggestions for things you can make the night before and munch on as you enjoy what Santa has left behind.

My Christmas quiche is festive in color and filling to boot. Nothing like a big burst of protein to get you going as tear through all those gifts.

You can't go wrong with a nice bread. I have recipes for everyone, from zucchini to banana to blueberry lemon, you are sure to find a recipe of two to please your crowd of carolers.