Letter to Santa party: the menu

If you didn’t see the entire breakfast table and child’s table, be sure to go see my feature on Pizzazzerie yesterday. Today I am sharing my favorite tips and recipes for putting together the breakfast. When I put together a party that is serving a meal, I usually pick out a few things I want to actually bake/cook and then the rest needs to be simplified so that I don’t get too overwhelmed and end up hating myself.
STUFFED FRENCH TOAST DIPPERS
that’s a mouthful folks!

Bread
Eggs
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
Vanilla
Bananas (optional)
Maple Syrup
Soften the cream cheese. Mix the brown sugar, white sugar and vanilla with the cream cheese. Slice the bananas. Set aside. Cut the crust off of your bread and slice 1 slice of bread into 3 pieces. Cook each slice as you would regular french toast (beaten egg + bread + frying pan = french toast).
Sandwich together your dipper by layering 1 french toast slice, a healthy dose of cream cheese mix, sliced bananas and topped with another french toast slice. Place the dipper in a white baking cup with a little helping of maple syrup at the bottom.

ORANGES
This one is a cheat. Everyone loves cuties. My daughter adores the fact that they come with little sticks that say “Made for kids”. Easily display them on the table in an opened mailing box.

MUFFINS & CINNAMON ROLLS
I cheated on the muffins and used a favorite box mix. But, I never cheat on cinnamon rolls. Those little babies are my favorite treat to make. But I would highly recommend dropping off at your nearest baker to pick some up since they are a beast to make at home, especially if you don’t have a favorite recipe.

MINI QUICHES
6 slices white bread
1 Tablespoon melted butter
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Remove the crusts from your bread. Roll the bread out with a rolling pin. Use a 3 inch round cookie cutter and cut 2 circles out of each slice of bread. Use the melted butter to grease the sides of a mini muffin tin. Gently press the bread slices into the muffin tin to create 12 mini crusts. sprinkle a little cheese in each bread crust. Whisk the eggs, salt and pepper together. Dish 1 tablespoon of the egg mixture into each quiche. Top with remaining cheese. Bake the quiches in the oven at 350 degrees, approximately 10-12 minutes, until the crusts are golden.

BACON ROLL-UPS
4-5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 package of 8 crescent  rolls 
1/2 cup sour cream
1 clove minced garlic

Mix the crumbled bacon, sour cream and minced garlic together. Open the crescent rolls and roll them out. Fill each of the 8 rolls with 1/8th of the sour cream mixture. Roll up the rolls and place on a cooking sheet. Cook the rolls according to direction.

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