Friday, December 21, 2018

VIRTUAL ADVENT TOUR: Christmas Breakfast

Welcome to another day with the Virtual Advent Tour 2018 as we get closer to Christmas. This is our last school day before Christmas vacation - every teacher's favourite day!

I love breakfast foods and Christmas morning breakfast is no exception. We have my parents over for Christmas breakfast each year before we head to my inlaws' place for Christmas dinner. It was more hectic in the mornings when the children were little, but time is still a bit rushed as the whole morning starts a little later with teenagers.

I tried these Scotty's Nest Eggs one year and we all love them so much, we have hardly changed the menu at all. Some years we try the Christmas Morning Wifesaver, which is also delicious, but we always come back the Nest Eggs. Lots of fresh fruit and some fruit bread toast and breakfast is complete. 

What's great about this recipe is you can make as many or as few as you like. Sometimes after Christmas I even make myself an individual nest egg or two, baked in a silicon muffin cup, to eat while I complete my sudoku.

The recipe was found in my Best of the Best cookbook, from the Best of Bridge ladies. I've written about them before.

For each nest: 

  1. 2-3 thin slices Black Forest ham
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 Tbsp. cream 15 mL
  4. 1 heaping Tbsp. grated Swiss cheese 25mL
  5. sprinkle of dried basil
  6. English muffin

  7.     Preheat oven to 350 deg.F (180 deg.C). Grease large muffin tins. Line with ham and break egg over top. Add cream and sprinkle with cheese and basil. Bake 12-15 minutes. Serve on half a toasted English muffin. (Place water in any unused muffin cups to prevent damage.)