Kellogg’s Love Your Cereal – Post 12

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There are lots of times each year when we make breakfast a really special occasion: first day of school, birthdays and anytime we have guests staying with us – just to name a few. But there is one day each year that is like no other as far as breakfast is concerned. In fact, breakfast on this particular day has become such a tradition for us that I start looking for new recipes – or start thinking about how to modify old recipes – months in advance.

Anybody want to guess when our big breakfast day is?

Yep. You probably figured it out. Christmas.

Oh my word I love Christmas breakfast so much that I may have to stand up and hop a little bit. Just gets me all excited. Makes me want to put on the Harry Connick, Jr. Christmas album and make homemade biscuits.

The big Christmas breakfast hasn’t always been a tradition in our family, but a few years ago, when I started to be the one who was primarily the one responsible for the big family meal, I figured out that it just made good sense. We wake up on Christmas morning, open presents, then eat a big breakfast around 9 – and that’s it until Christmas dinner around 5 in the afternoon. I always serve breakfast foods that I can (mostly) make ahead of time, and there is just nothing like the smell of homemade coffee cake and sizzling bacon on Christmas Day. It just screams “HOME” – and I hope it’s a tradition that we’ll continue for years to come.

So what about you? Do you and your family have any special breakfast days? Tell me about it in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. This is our last week of Kellogg’s giveaways; thanks so much for your participation!

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  1. meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman says:

    On Christmas we always have what we call Christmas Crepes for breakfast which is fruit and Ice cream and honey crepes!!!

  2. meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman says:
  3. Sundays are a special breakfast day for us. :) Banana pancakes. Mmmm.

  4. We have breakfast as a family EVERY morning!

  5. Birthdays the kids get to pick what they want for breakfast and eat in front of the tv and on Fridays it’s kids pick usually pop tarts
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  6. I don’t think we have special days of the year for special breakfasts. I guess I have never considered it. We do like to have a nice breakfast on Christmas. I love to make migas throughout the year. No matter the day, they are always special.

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  8. susitravl says:

    We have breakfast together on Saturday or Sunday – whichever day the teens don’t have to work early. It’s always something delicious and a little more special than daily breakfast – breakfast casserole and fruit or french toast.

  9. We haven’t really started any traditions with special breakfast days. I think because breakfast has never been a favorite for us since we have always tended to be nightowls. I’m not saying that we don’t absolutely love breakfast food at morning-times, mind you.
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  10. On Christmas morning we bake cinnamon buns.

  11. Cris Richman says:

    we pig out and eat junk food the whole day of Christmas

  12. I’d like to think my family had the best Christmas breakfast tradition when I was growing up. My grandmother would buy champagne and smoked salmon as a special treat. It was my job to toast bread triangles, spread on some cream cheese, a slice of salmon, diced onions, lemon juice and capers… and we would devour platefuls of it with champagne (which I was only privy to after turning about 14). It was always very exciting and my sister and I would open our stockings as we had breakfast. This is my first Christmas with my own little family and I plan on continuing the tradition!

  13. We usually do family breakfasts on Saturdays when we are not in a rush to get out of the house. The kids like french toast or pancakes.

  14. Our ritual consists of me cooking breakfast every morning. Scrambled eggs, sometimes waffles, crepes, french toast, or oatmeal. Then I help the kiddos get ready! On holidays we always make a little something holiday related for breakfast, like Boo-Berry Muffins!



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  16. We do a special breakfast on Saturday when our schedule isn’t as hurried and rigid!

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  17. Christmas morning we make Berries & Cream French Toast!

  18. We have a special Christmas morning strata
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  19. Heather H. says:

    Our special breakfast days are Sunday mornings during football season. I wake up, make brunch, and we get prepared to root on our Chiefs.
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  20. Heather Henderson says:

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  21. Our special breakfasts are birthday person choice of all meals and shaped pancakes or sweet rolls seem to be the favorite there. I get mine in bed usually made by kids, often with egg shells in my eggs but i eat it ALL! even though the day before is Halloween and generally am in a candy coma by morning…LOL!

    Breakfast for Christmas it the best! After opening gifts we have heart shaped waffles (from a heart shaped maker) and the kids top with strawberries and then are allowed to mound up the redi whip sky high and toss on sprinkes before their “CHRISTMAS trees”melt. We also do baked omelets, breakfast meats, and sweet rolls..then graze on holiday candy trays I have made. It’s a SWeeeEt day and this tradition is still going strong for over 20 years and 6 kids later!

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  23. shala_darkstone says:

    We don’t really have special breakfasts. Our morning ritual is chocolate chip waffles for my daughter and a salad with veggie burger for me. My hubby makes eggs for himself. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. We have special breakfasts on our kid’s b-days and holidays….we eat cereal a lot.


  25. sundays are usually our fanciest home breakfasts and saturdays we usually go out for bagels or donuts
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  26. Shannon F. says:

    Sundays usually include bacan, eggs, and toast (which is special, we’re a cereal family!).

  27. I’d have to say that Sunday mornings are my favorite – usually we’re not rushed and it’s our time to focus on us. Which means I have time to really cook something. :)

  28. Marcia Goss says:

    We don’t have a special breakfast during the week. Just coffee and yogurt or cereal. On the weekends, my husband likes bacon and eggs or French toast.

  29. Marcia Goss says:
  30. Christmas day is the only time. I host the family brunch.

  31. We usually have special breakfast days on the weekend with pancakes, bacon and eggs! :-) That is also the only time I allow myself the treat of having coffee!

  32. Our favorite breakfast day is Christmas. We do a brunch with all the breakfast foods and and sweet treats. We kinds graze through the morning and into the afternoon.
    Have a late dinner with the whole family.

  33. No special breakfast days for us :( but sometimes we have breakfast for dinner, since everyone loves breakfast.

  34. Debbie Bellows says:

    really no special breakfast days for us except when my daughter is home from college!

  35. Debbie Bellows says:
  36. Weekends are for bacon and eggs after healthy weekday breakfasts.

  37. Tracy Robertson says:

    There are just us two adults in my household. We do enjoy the occasional elaborate, special breakfast, but it’s something that either of us will make spontainiously when we have the time and the mood strikes.

  38. we always have breakfast as a family on the weekends, and sometimes we’ll have a family favorite as a treat :)

  39. New Years Day we all go to my parents house and eat pancakes and hamburger with gravy. It is good and the only day we eat it.

  40. Sara @Doodle741 says:

    Our Christmas morning tradition is Sour Dough pancakes!! I *L-O-V-E* them! I have the starter, but I am horrible about making them for myself and my family – so Christmas Eve Mom preps the batter and then Christmas morning she makes them! YUMMO!!

    Thanks for the chance!

  41. Our special breakfasts are generally on the weekends when everyone is home. We all sit down and eat together. The weekdays are generally hectic so it is usually cereal or waffles.

  42. Weekends are special, usually Saturday mornings we all get up and pitch in for brekkie… french toast with fruits. ;)

    Extra special breakfasts means we eat our at our favorite ma and pa breakfast place.. because they’re serving the season’s best.

  43. For birthdays my wife makes chocolate french toast.
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  44. Susan Smith says:

    Sundays we have omelettes, bacon and sausage.

  45. Susan Smith says:
  46. We have special breakfast days just about every weekend either on Sat. or Sun! We go all out with bacon, sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, and juice!

  47. I usually cook breakfast during weekdays for my husband but weekends, he’s the one who cooks for me.

  48. Our special breakfast day was always Sunday morning. It was the day when we either made waffles from scratch or made the trip to Winchell’s for doughnuts.

  49. Christmas morning is the certainly my favorite morning. My kids are early morning risers, and Christmas morning is no different. They are up usually at about 6am. We watch them open all their presents while my husband and I drink our coffee. The stash of new toys keeps them busy while I start cooking breakfast. Our tradition is french toast (made with my mother’s homemade Challah bread), bacon, eggs, and homemade home fries. We feast and it usually keeps us full and satisfied until Christmas dinner is ready!

  50. When we have overnight company, I usually make a blueberry french toast casserole. It is set up the night before and baked the next morning.Everyone can then enjoy breakfast and not much cleanup needed

  51. Christmas morning we always have our special Christmas breakfast casserole. PRetty much the only time in the year that my mom makes it for the entire family…we all LOVE it!

  52. april yedinak says:

    Holiday breakfasts I make homemade waffles and we have orange juice (we don’t usually have it around for regular breakfast, because the kids drink it all as soon as it is bought).

  53. My kids are older now but we still get together on the weekend to go out for breakfast sometimes. I miss making breakfast every morning for them.
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  55. We love big sunday morning breakfasts!

  56. Christmas and Easter are special breakfast days in our family. Both days we go to my dad’s house and join my whole family for a late breakfast. He usually makes lots of pancakes and french toast with bacon and sausage. Thanks for the chance!

  57. Sunday is our “special” day. On the weekends, I will make dinosaur pancakes for the family. We also get up a little later than usual. If I could, I wouldn’t wake up till noon!

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  59. For Easter we always have ham and eggs, OJ and warm cinnamon rolls!

  60. New Years Day is my fave special breakfast – we go out to eat! No cooking for me!

  61. On birthdays we all get togehther to cook the person breakfast in bed

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  62. Our special breakfast day is always Sunday – we have waffles and bacon or my special sliced beef gravy over biscuits

  63. Christmas is our special breakfast day too. We enjoy a huge breakfast before we go over to grandma and grandpa’s house for the day.

  64. We always have breakfast at my house Christmas morning! We invite my aunt and uncle, mom and dad, grandparents – and everyone sits down for a nice family breakfast and my 5 year old son gets to show off his gifts from Santa! This year we’ll have a new addition – I have a baby due in a week, so it will be a little more challenging, but definitely special! I’ll be out on unpaid maternity leave through Christmas, so I would LOVE to win this to help actually purchase our breakfast items. Thanks for the chance! Here’s crossing my fingers!! :)

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  66. Our Special breakfast day is Easter, Christmas, and a couple unplanned days every couple of months

  67. We don’t really have a special breakfast days but during the fall and winter months, its very common to find pumpkin bread or cake or donuts on the table!

  68. For us its all about pumpkin and apples this time of year. Pumpkin pancakes and fried apples, apple and pumpkin bread or butter…mmmmm

  69. Sunday mornings are always a special morning. We have a big breakfast that varies from week to week as we each take turns picking our favorites! Now that we are older, we all take turns preparing the meal. We turn off the telephone, gather as a family, and share our stories, joke around, and spend quality time together.

  70. Becky Horn says:

    No special breakfast days for us, we are always on the run so poptarts, cereal, toast is what we use.

  71. We like to cook a good breakfast on Saturday morning…biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon, and eggs!

  72. Nicole Greene says:

    During the week it’s quick breakfast and every sunday we have a huge waffle breakfast!!!

  73. Our special breakfast is Sunday Football breakfast…always ready for pancakes with chocolate chips:)