Giveaway: Eat Boutique Breakfast Gift Box

November 17, 2012

As we head into the winter season, thoughts turn to holiday gifts and tokens for hosts and hostesses. Thanks to my avid canning habit, I always have an assortment of jams, chutneys, and pickles to give to those in the near vicinity, but nearly every year, December catches me by surprise and I find myself running out of time to compile and pack up boxes for my further flung loved ones.

That’s where Eat Boutique comes in. They create thoughtful collections of small batch preserves, mixes, candies, syrups, and other fancy treats that make wonderful gifts when you can’t find the time to send out your own homemade goodies.

Because Maggie and her team at Eat Boutique are awesome, they’ve given me one of their Breakfast Gift Boxes to giveaway here (it’s an extra special weekend giveaway!). This box contains Kenyon’s Apple and Spice Pancake Mix, Nutting Farm Maple Syrup, Early Bird Sweet and Salty Granola, Sqirl Cashmere Nectarine Jam, and Greenpoint Honey. It costs $55 (the price includes shipping) and would be a tasty treat for someone who deserves a particularly sweet morning during the holidays.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share your favorite holiday breakfast.
  2. Comments will close at 12 noon east coast time on Monday, November 19, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.

One more thing! If you’ve not yet gotten yourself a copy of my book, they’re giving one away over on the Eat Boutique blog (if you’re not reading their blog regularly, you should really start. They feature lots of gorgeously photographed recipes and tutorials). Finally, for you Boston-area folks, I’m going to be signing copies of my book (along with a handful of other cookbook authors) at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market on December 9. I hope to see some of you there!

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  • On Christmas morning, we always eat Kringle and smorkaka (Scandinavian pastries) as our breakfast dessert that I look forward to all year.

  • Usually, we will have one day where we make pancakes with local maple syrup and real butter. It is always our favorite morning of the season.

  • My favorite holiday breakfast is orange sweet rolls. They’re like cinnamon rolls but filled instead with orange marmalade before being rolled up and cut. I like to frost them with cream cheese thinned with orange juice and zest and a little powdered sugar mixed in for sweetness. They look beautiful and are a nice alternative to toast when using up homemade marmalade. Plus they warm up the house and make it smell good.

  • I make biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes, bacon and sweet rolls. We have a large Christmas Eve Dinner, so I can spend time making breakfast and not be rushed to start dinner.

  • Without doubt, my favorite holiday breakfast memory is of one with a friend’s family. I was stranded one Thanksgiving, so they invited me to join them. We had a fabulous brunch (I got to help the day before!) for the family and a slendid buffet later in the day for a group of the hostesses employees. But that special breakfast with an “adopted” family was outstanding.

  • My favorite holiday breakfast makes use of in-season specials, samples pretty much all food groups and requires a party with an appetite! It consists of homemade pumpkin buttermilk pancakes topped with pomegranate seeds and maple syrup, served with fried eggs, bacon and a steaming cup of chai tea. Bonus: the smell of roasting chestnuts, which make an amazing post-breakfast snack!

    Recipe available upon request 🙂

  • Our family tradition for breakfast on Christmas morning is always Orange Danish, scrambled eggs and Cheesy Sausages. My oldest is 36 and insists that his family carry on the tradition as well. In fact, he would refuse to eat orange danish on any other day because it’s Christmas food and it’s a special treat for that day only.

  • I love, love either going out for breakfast (IHop pancakes or a hearty breakfast from Cracker Barrel). Or a nice overnight french toast casserole. 🙂

  • We make buttermilk pancakes with a bit of whole wheat and a bit of corn meal. The pancakes go on the table with maple or hickory syrup, blueberry compote from some of the frozen summer berries, yogurt, cafe au lait, orange juice and jam. This year the jam will be plum: Santa Rosa plum with raspberry, cinnamon and cardamom, and Shiro plum with lemon verbena and rosemary.

  • My favorite holiday breakfast is actually a day after Thanksgiving breakfast. I make a pattie of leftover stuffing mixed with some chopped up leftover turkey. I fry it in a little butter and then smother with warm cranberry sauce. YUM! Sometime I’d like to try putting this mixture in my waffle iron. 🙂

  • Steel-cut oatmeal, cooked overnight in a slow-cooker / crock pot.

    Add oats.
    Add water.
    Add pumpkin (usually from a can if that’s what’s handy)
    Add currents.
    Add cinnamon to taste.

    Wake up in the morning to delicious seasonal oats!

  • Coconut oat French Toast with blueberries (frozen this time of year) and maple syrup! I always set out whatever preserves I have open at the time also. That gift box looks delicious!

  • My favorite holiday breakfast is my egg/sausage casserole that I put together on
    Christmas eve and refrigerate until morning. It bakes while we open gifts and frees me up to enjoy the festivities. It has been our tradition for at least 20 years.

  • when i was a kid one of my uncles and his family always sent us a box with grits, bacon and pancake mix from a local mill where they lived, eating that is tied with our tradition of overcooked rice (it is actually really good the way we do it i promise) with biscuits and country ham on christmas morning.

  • Oh yum! That looks incredible. My favorite holiday breakfast is waffles. We got a waffle maker last year for Christmas, and although I went back and forth on getting such a big, single-use appliance, it has been such a wonderful treat for special occasions or lazy weekend mornings.

  • Ooh, I would definitely gift this to my brother-in-law who would love it! Although I wouldn’t mind keeping it for myself… 🙂 My favorite holiday breakfast–the caramel apple pancakes my husband makes. Goodness gracious–it’s your sugar content for the day in one plate, but so very worth it!

  • Leftover pie/cobbler from the previous night’s dinner with a scoop of yogurt. Isn’t that why you always make copious amounts of dessert, regardless of how many people you’re feeding?

  • We’ve been having Breakfast Casserole for the last 30 years – basically a delicious mix of egg soaked bread ham, veggies, and cheese. I love it so much and we only eat it on Christmas morning! (may Easter brunch if we’re lucky).

  • Eggnog and a huge slice of my mom’s homemade walnut streusel coffee cake. Nothing else will do for Christmas morning!

  • Ever since my children were young, I would make cinnamon rolls for holiday mornings. They loved having LOTS of icing on them!

  • Always the same egg bake and some kind of homemade sweet along with hot chocolate and a hot pineapple cranberry punch. Goodies from the stockings usually make their way to the table as well.

  • ooooh, my favorite holiday breakfast is a creme brulee french toast. I love it because it’s something you assemble the night before then pop in the oven when you wake up. So easy and yummy!

  • We don’t do much in the way of holiday breakfast, it’s really whatever leftovers/cereal we feel like throwing together quickly so we can get to opening presents.

  • I love the baked French toast that my daughter makes. But, the precious family members sitting around the table makes everything perfect!

  • A bug cup of coffee and leftover pie from the previous day’s festivity is always great. But I think my favorite is my mother’s borscht with mushroom mini dumplings. May not sound like breakfast, but it’s so delicious that I’ll eat it for any meal.

  • My grandmother’s homemade pull-apart cinnamon sweet rolls. They’re actually meant for dinner but the leftovers are irresistible the next morning.

  • My favorite holiday breakfast is HUGE homemade cinnamon rolls and egg nog. I only make them once a year so there is a fight to get into line to get the biggest one first. So delicious.

  • seasonal granola is incredible, but if i’m feeling something warm, definitely a bread pudding with eggs, leeks and cheese!

  • I love making a breakfast bowl full of all the leftovers from the night before, mixing them all up into a delicious mash of holiday yumminess!

  • Our family holiday breakfast usually is a non-traditional USA thing – it is a VERY traditional Dominican thing – Mashed plaintains with Fried Red Onions (Mangu) or Boiled Yucca with the same topping accompanied by Eggs, Longaniza, maybe cheese. Definitely Cafe con Leche. This is specially appropriate if the night before involved any kind of alcoholic beverages….ahem….Not a breakfast we do every day, though…

  • We always make a breakfast casserole that my late Grandmother made each year. This year we’ll have that with some homemade scones and homemade cranberry butter. YUM!

  • Steel-cut oatmeal w/cranberries & brown sugar, broiled grapefruit, freshly baked cinnamon rolls and slices of stollen, washed down with big mugs of coffee stirred with peppermint sticks/candy canes!

  • This wasn’t something we made, but the tradition when we were growing up for my family was kringle for Christmas breakfast every year.

  • Breakfast casserole and extra bacon on the side and cinnamon rolls! We overeat and then do heavy snacks an appetizers for our “Christmas Dinner”. It’s the best!

  • Actually, my favorite *post*-holiday breakfast is a smoothie! I usually need something to balance everything out.

  • Chocolate bread. It’s from a local bakery and Christmas is not the same without it. It has chocolate swirled throughout and is frosted on top. Served toasted with OJ and coffee. P.S. That gift basket looks amazing!

  • For some Christmases when I was a kid my mom would make a cherry filled kringle shaped like a candy cane. I keep meaning to try to make it myself.

  • Sweet potato hashbrowns are amazing! Pair them with venison sausage and dried cranberries for a very festive holiday feeling breakfast!

  • My mother used to make a couple quiches for breakfast on holidays. It was the 70s. Everyone was eating quiche when they weren’t eating fondue!

  • I remember having to eat breakfast before we could open presents. At Grandmother S’s house, it was usually oatmeal (the slow cooking kind), toast, juice, etc. Waiting was soooo hard!

  • Depends on the holiday? A gut busting holiday like Thanksgiving, we go light. Crack-of-dawn Christmas? Coffee and something easy to munch til my kids finish their presents. But we have a nice Sunday morning pancakes tradition that I’d like to change to waffles some day, once I get a waffle iron in the house!

  • My favorite holiday breakfast is a little strange. I was obsessed with the Boxcar Children’s cookbook and so every brunch I made as a kid HAD to have homemade eggnog…which always curdled because I was 10 and adamant that I would make the whole brunch myself.

  • the original German “Stollen” (a type of fruit cake)
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  • How much fun is this? My FAVORITE holiday breakfast is Christmas. Every Christmas we have Caramel Pecan Rolls – fresh, made from scratch (usually) and hot out of the oven. The more pecans, the merrier! Although, we do make a small pan for the kids who say they hate pecans. We keep telling them to just pick them off and give them to us, but… are kids. Have a GREAT Thanksgiving!

  • Breakfast frenchtoast casserole! Oh so good! And smells so good cooking. No matter how many cookies you eat throughout Christmas, you’ll still want this scrumptious dish!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Favorite holiday breakfast? Belgium waffles of course! With lots of whipped cream, raspberries, and lemon curd on top! Yum!

  • French Toast casserole! Prepared the night before and refrigerated, it smells delicious baking on Christmas morning!

  • The thing about the holiday breakfast is that it’s not the food – it’s the family! If we’re at my mom’s house, my stepdad goes out of his way to prepare perfect eggs with perfectly timed toast and perfectly warmed bacon and perfect pancakes – none of which anyone eats exactly when they should! At my house, there’s always some kind of baked good, along with bacon and eggs and potatoes should we feel so inclined.

    The very best thing, though, is not the food, it’s the coffee that I drink while I sit with my mom or my kids and just enjoy each other’s company. SO looking forward to Thanksgiving!!

  • I can’t imagine a holiday breakfast without baked french toast with my brother’s homemade maple (or boxelder) syrup and bacon.

  • For as long as I can remember, my family has had sour cream coffee cake for breakfast on Christmas morning (and getting to drink chocolate-raspberry coffee with the adults is a rite of passage for any teenagers in the house!). I’ve started a new tradition on New Year’s Day: steel cut oats topped with little sautéed cinnamon apple croutons, made from the last of the season’s gold rush apples.