Since having kids, it has been wonderful re-experience the magic of the holiday season through their eyes.  Seeing their excitement and wonder at every twinkling light and Christmas tree is just precious.  And seeing the season with this perspective emphasizes even more the fact that as parents, we have the biggest role in creating their memories.  These are the times they will be nostalgic about someday years from now.

Starting new traditions within our own little family is such fun.  We have been baking mountains of cookies, singing lots of carols, and enjoying cozy early mornings gazing at our tree with its pretty white lights.  The season and the chilly weather make me yearn for a warm and comforting breakfast that we all enjoy.  The idea of a winter holiday spin on another favorite breakfast of ours came to mind a few weeks ago, and I haven’t been able to get past it.  This weekend we finally got around to trying it and…well…Caroline climbed onto the table to serve herself seconds (great) and Andrew ended up scraping the baking dish clean.  Since this can be made ahead the night before serving, it is an ideal option for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch.

Side Note: In the spirit of the season of giving, today is the start of a series of giveaways…but this year I’m changing things up and doing it a little differently.  Head on over to the giveaway page to learn how you can help others by entering!