Christmas breakfast is my favorite meal all year. Yes, it even beats Thanksgiving. Growing up my family always made Christmas breakfast a big deal. My Mom even had special dishes just for the occasion. Seriously, we only ate on them Christmas morning.

Our family routine was wake up early, run to the tree to see what Santa brought. We'd opened our stocking which always had a piece of fruit in it which we ate while getting ready to go to church. When we got home from mass it was presents and breakfast. It still amazes me how my Mom pulled it off every year.

So this year it will be eggs, coffee, English muffins and gifts. I will dig out the Christmas plates that were Mom's. Friends and family will gather for breakfast and gifts. The Christmas morning tradition that has morphed from year to year will continue. Here is to hoping your Christmas morning is all you hoped for and more.

Jamie Oliver on Dinner.



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