While enjoying time with family and friends on Christmas morning, don't forget to eat! We've assembled a great collection of some of our favorite dishes and drinks to accompany the morning festivities.
Sweet Potato and Sausage StrataSave time in the kitchen on Christmas morning by prepping this dish ahead of time. Bring it to room temperature before baking so it will reheat evenly.
Christmas Morning Cinnamon RollsThe smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls is enough to get any sleepyhead out of bed. On Christmas morning, serve these cinnamon rolls with a tall glass of milk or a cup of piping hot coffee.
Praline Cream-Beignet TowerAll you need is some great coffee to accompany these delicious beignets! You can make the praline filling and dough up to two days ahead.
Smoky Sausage-and-Grits CasseroleYou can assemble this up to four days ahead, and keep in the fridge; then let it stand at room temp for 30 minutes before baking.
Cream Cheese PastriesPam found this recipe in an old issue of Southern Living and was making this family favorite long before joining the staff in 2003.
Holiday Ham with Apricot GlazeRefrigerate any leftover ham in individual servings. In the days after Christmas when your house is still full and your energy is waning, this will make it easy for guests to fix a meal on their own.
Festive Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint-Lime Simple SyrupMint-Lime Simple Syrup may be kept in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Use leftovers in cocktails and to sweeten iced tea. Or spoon it over any fresh fruit.
Spicy Chorizo and Lima-Bean ScrambleThis Mexican-style skillet dinner makes a good brunch too. If you can find large yellow canned limas--a variety known as butter beans--choose those over the smaller green limas; they have a deeper, richer flavor.
Chocolate LatteEnd your morning with this decadent Chocolate Latte. Don't forget the whipped cream!
Any Flavor Coffee CakeCustomize your topping with any fruit-nut combo. We like plum preserves, sliced plums, and almonds, or strawberry jam, sliced strawberries, and pecans.
Spiced Caramel CiderIf you'd prefer a beverage with less spice, try substituting apple juice for the apple cider. It's fantastic either way.
How to Make Overnight Caramel French ToastThis decadent French toast with caramel gets lightened but without losing the rich flavor everyone loves.
Ham and Gruyère Belgian Waffles with Sautéed PearsWhile traditional Belgian waffles are made with yeast, we use beaten egg whites to give these salty-sweet waffles their light, airy texture and crispy exterior. For freezing and heating instructions, see below.
Coffee and Brown Sugar BaconEveryone loves waking up to the smell of coffee and the smell of bacon, and the flavors are pretty awesome together too. Add some molasses-y brown sugar, and you'll reach bacon nirvana.
Mini Apple Cider Pound CakesFinish the cakes with one of the three toppings. Toss together the Streusel Topping before you start baking. Both glazes can be prepped while the cakes cool.
Sausage and Cheese Breakfast CasserolePrep this the night before for an easy breakfast or brunch. Find turkey sausage in the freezer section of the supermarket with other breakfast meats.
Decadent Chai LatteChai is an Indian spiced tea. This rich version is a wonderful complement to a thick slice of Sweet Potato Pound Cake.
Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Bites"Wash these warm, sugary doughnut bites down with a shooter of ice-cold chocolate milk. I like to stick the milk in the freezer about 10 minutes before serving."
Sausage, Vegetable and Egg ScrambleKeep it simple with a great breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, and veggies.