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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A special breakfast tradition

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Psst...Be sure to keep reading 'til the end for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Contest is now over.

It's been fun talking about breakfast, bowls, and mornings with you all! This is the last Mom's Breakfast Club post, and I've been glad to share this blog series with you! Wish we could all sit down together and have some real breakfast together. (Currently my daughter and I are loving Kellogg's Special K Low Fat Granola. Don't let the words "low fat" scare you away--it's good.)

For this week I'm supposed to write about any yearly traditions our family has with breakfast--maybe a special breakfast on a special day. Sounds like an easy topic--except we don't have any traditions like that!

So I got to thinking.... Every tradition has a "first time," so what could I do this year that might become an annual occurrence? We'll be visiting with lots of relatives at Christmas, and I really think it would be fun to make something special for all of them.

Enter one of my favorite recipes...Blueberry Streusel Bread.



I have two versions of the recipe on my blog--the original version, and the whole wheat version. Both are fantastic. I even have an idea for improving on the recipe. Instead of using plain oatmeal in the streusel, what if I used some Kellogg's Special K Low Fat Granola? I think it would give an extra delicious crunch to the bread...not to mention the extra nutrients added by the fortified cereal!

The bread is rich, and a couple of loaves will feed lots of relatives. Yep--I think this is just the right tradition to start this year. But just to be sure, I checked with my four-year-old daughter Chickie....



I think the rest of the family will approve too!

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To enter, leave a comment sharing a special breakfast tradition you have, or one you'd like to start.

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100 comments:

Call Me Cate said...

We don't really have any breakfast traditions. Unless you count the way I almost always manage to spill my hot cocoa. That's probably not the best way to do it.

Growing up, Christmas breakfast was always donuts. They weren't fresh or special except that we rarely had donuts. My grandparents would bring the donuts when they showed up to watch us open gifts. Donuts and hot cocoa. Powdered sugar everywhere.

Great, now I want donuts.

Call Me Cate said...

And a tweet. http://twitter.com/showmyface/status/28805899693

Of course, this random.org guy totally discriminates against early commenters so there's no way I'll win.

Also, I'm going to reconsider the breakfast tradition I want to start. I want YOU to send me blueberry streusel for my Christmas breakfast. That's a tradition I'd really enjoy.

Melinda said...

We have a weekly breakfast tradition of going out to breakfast one day on the weekend. It is a nice way to start the morning and no clean up for me...yay!

I would really love to have a fancy Christmas morning breakfast with my family. Maybe that is something I will have to start this year.

Melinda said...

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Isabella said...

We have GF pancakes every Saturday morning. It has become a fun tradition that I look foward to each week. :)

Sasha said...

I have got to make some of that bread. That'll be my new tradition.

Wait, can you just bring me some in December? That can be a new tradition too! Kidding! (only sort of!)

Mami2jcn said...

We make cinnamon buns on Christmas morning.

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Sasha said...

Tweeted!

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Eternal Lizdom said...

Birthdays. On your birthday, you get to choose what we do for breakfast. It might mean eating at home or going out. It might mean Grandma making waffles or mom making eggs. There's no telling what the order will be- but being in charge of the family's breakfast plans is always a fun treat!

meeyeehere said...

Crepes for breakfast on Christmas morning.Thats a great tradition here
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karasceviour said...

We don't have a breakfast tradition either, yet. But, thats a great idea, I'll have to come up with something ....your streusel bread looks yummy, maybe I'll make that and see how it goes! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

tanya904 said...

We don't really have any breakfast traditions.. Sometimes we like to eat breakfast food for dinner which I guess if we did it regularly it could become a tradition
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tanya904 said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/28827513103

stacief said...

My mom used to make home made sticky buns that were to die for! I make overnight crowd pleasing eggs - yummy!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My favorite breakfast tradition is biscuits and gravy, but it's not healthy and shouldn't be had often! Still, pure comfort food at it's best!

Haven said...

banana pancakes!! :)

Haven said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/HavensTwit/status/28833916607

Anonymous said...

The tradition growing up would be these amazing orange rolls that my mom made. SO good!

I always make a yummy breakfast for Christmas, but it isn't the same every year. I also try to do something fun (like pancakes) for birthdays.

-Claire

Tammigirl said...

As close as we come to a breakfast tradition is Christmas morning. I like to make orange rolls and my mom will bring over sausage, biscuits, and eggs.

Tabathia said...

I usually stick to crockpot french toast so I can cook overnight for Christmas morning breakfast
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Tabathia said...

tweet
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Anonymous said...

Well, we do have breakfasts together on Saturdays because no one is in a rush to get out of the house.

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Anonymous said...

We don’t have a special tradition for breakfast only on Saturdays when our schedule is relaxed and less rigid we enjoy french toast, scrambled eggs or cheese grits! :-)

~eunice b
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Anonymous said...

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Heather said...

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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Heather said...

Tweet!
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Katy said...

We recently started the tradition that on Christmas morning we make Berries & Cream French Toast!

Xandra said...

That blueberry bread looks amazing, I will have to try it! I plan on making pumpkin pancakes for Thanksgiving morning, then continuing my family's tradition of smoked salmon and champagne on Xmas morning!

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tattgiff said...

We have a special Christmas morning strata and pepper mint cocoa. And pics from previous hloidays!
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Eileen said...

other than Christmas morning we dont have real true breakfast traditions. but we HAVE done the same for over 2 decades...After gift opening on Christmas morning, we make heart shaped waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, baked omelets, sweet rolls, and breakfast meats. then we dive into the homemade holiday treat trays!

thanks so much!

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Eileen said...

tweeted this!

http://twitter.com/2sic2mooov/status/28963047241

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thanks!

Kristi said...

We have breakfast casserole and french toast on Christmas morning...after presents and stockings.

Thinking we'll add a couple of other special breakfasts in the coming year! This contest has sparked some creativity!

The Sunshyn said...

I'd like to start a tradition of hot cocoa on cold mornings during holidays and other special occasions.
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The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/29015243525

jakiesmom said...

we get dunkin donuts for the birthday boy/girl
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The Fam said...

My husband's granddad makes the most amazing waffles every morning when we're at his home in Maine, I've only been a part of it for a short time but it's my favorite breakfast memory!

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The Fam said...

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hendy said...

Sundays are the first day of my weekend since I do shift work and so every Sunday (now during football season) I wake up around 11am and make my famous breakfast burritos or blueberry muffins.
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hendy said...

tweeted
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Darcy said...

Christmas morning always means quiche and homemade cinnamon rolls!

Kelly Massman said...

Don't have any yearly special traditions, but 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! Thanks! kmassman gmail

sunnymum said...

Yum! That looks tasty! We don't have any special traditions, but I'd love to start Saturday morning pancake breakfasts.
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sunnymum said...

Tweeted too: http://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/29140621367

sodahoney said...

Christmas day is the only time. I host the family brunch

sodahoney said...

http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/29144516708

Tracy R said...

Major holiday mornings are just a bowl of cereal, because we want to save our appetites for all of the goodies that start coming a little bit later in the day!

Racingjourno said...

Weekends and holidays are for bacon and eggs after healthy weekday breakfasts.

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Racingjourno said...

Tweet
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Susan said...

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.

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Janice said...

no special breakfast tradition, but I'd love to start one. Something like chocolate chip pancakes :)

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Janice said...

tweeted:
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Doodle741 said...

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!

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Doodle741 said...

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Kathleen said...

I would love to start a huge breakfast on Christmas morning. We do not have a breakfast tradition in our family so is it about time to start one.

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Kathleen said...

http://twitter.com/Sparklezstars/statuses/29152126629

Tweeted

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shala_darkstone said...

Our Christmas holiday breakfast ritual is chocolate chip waffles. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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shala_darkstone said...

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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

We have a beautiful Christmas meal with all the traditional food...I love that tradition! We have French Toast Casserole!

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Anonymous said...

For birthdays my wife makes chocolate french toast.
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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

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Deb K said...

We have no traditions either.But on Christmas morning we like to have big breakfast later in the day!

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Deb K said...

Tweet!
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Jennifer said...

On Christmas eve morning we like to have a big breakfast with all types of breakfast goodies with just me and my kiddos!

susan1215 said...

On Christmas mornings I make cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole

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susan1215 said...

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Deb said...

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!

Anonymous said...

New Years morning we always go out to eat!
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LAMusing said...

Easter is always ham and eggs, oj, and warm cinnamon rolls!
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LAMusing said...

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Betty C said...

We don't have any real breakfast traditions. We have special breakfasts but they can happen any time we are in the right mood to do some extra cooking. It's a special day for me when I get waffles for breakfast.

Betty C said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/29229047346

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ape2016 said...

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).
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marcia goss said...

On Christmas morning, we make coffee and open presents. Then I make a big breakfast for everyone, usually scrambled eggs, bacon, and French Toast.
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marcia goss said...

Tweet.
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marybug2 said...

We don't have a ritual breakfast, but Kelloggs cereal is always a good breakfast.
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StephanieC said...

No special traditions here, just eggs and waffles each Sunday. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

No special traditions here, just eggs and waffles each Sunday. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

marybug2 said...

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Jessica said...

My favorite breakfast tradition is going to my dad's house on Christmas morning. He cooks our whole family breakfast. He makes a little bit of everything, but it is all delicious. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Jessica said...

I tweeted
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gmissycat said...

Our only big tradition is on the holidays when everyone gets up early to start the dinner. They all pitch in to do something to help out. Love it!
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gmissycat said...

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Betty N said...

Whenever we have company for breakfast, I make blueberry french toast casserole

Betty N said...

tweet
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Wander said...

We make monkey bread on holiday mornings. But, I'd love to make cinnamon rolls by scratch!
I'm still to wimpy to try it.

ms-texas said...

i guess i should start making some type of special breakfast treat as a tradition - typically I'm always trying to do my cooking for our lunch

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ms-texas said...

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Kerry said...

Fist of all - that bread looks fabulous! I usually make the breakfast casserole that you let set overnight with the eggs and bread in it. It’s so easy to pop in the oven in the morning and that gives me more time to spend with the family!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/29333722085
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Champagne Wisdom said...

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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Sandra said...

My favorite breakfast tradition is my German coffee cake on Christmas morning.

PauleyD said...

On Christmas morning, we open presents first, then we eat breakafast, much, much, later. Usually everyone is so excited that food is the last thing on our minds. So, breakfast usally doesn’t happen until 11 or so. I make pancakes later on, to order.

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PauleyD said...

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Eve said...

my family goes to IHOP for breakfast EVERY christmas morning

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JJ said...

Our Special breakfast day is Easter, Christmas, and a couple unplanned days every couple of months we have breakfast casserole

KaHolly said...

Holidays and 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.