Thoughtful…doesn’t even begin to describe what dropping-off breakfast to friends or family means on a busy Christmas morning. But, that’s exactly what you can do with this quick and easy recipe. It only takes a few inexpensive ingredients, and the best part—it’s whipped up the day before and is actually better if it sits in the fridge overnight.

A Breakfast Gift

There are multiple ways to gift this meal from the simplest offering to a more elaborate gift. I used to drop this gift off to several of my close neighborhood friends on the afternoon of 12/24 as a nice surprise and great addition to their Christmas morning.

My aunt originally gifted this meal to my mother one Christmas Eve elaborately decked out in a new baking dish with kitchen utensils and dishcloths. It was so unique and creative that it left quite a memorable imprint.

Here’s how to prep

If you’re on a tight buget but would still love to gift breakfast to multiple friends or neighbors, opt for inexpensive disposable 9×13 baking containers, then simply add the four ingredients, whisk, cover with foil, add a tag with baking instructions, and top-off with a bow before delivering.

Taking it up a notch

If you’d like your gift to be a little more elaborate, say to a mother-in-law, aunt or cousin, purchase a 9×13 baking dish to match the decor of recipient’s kitchen. Add mixed ingredients and refrigerate. Choose from these add-on gifts depending on your budget.


  • Travel casserole container
  • Decorative basket
  • Spatula set
  • Monogrammed Tea Towel
  • Recipe Box with Cards

Don’t forget to add a tag, bow and baking instructions for a Christmas morning surprise soufflé!

Egg Soufflé Recipe


5 eggs

5 pieces of bread (cubed) Note: stale bread works great!

2 cups milk

2 cups cheddar cheese (grated)

Salt and pepper 


Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with butter or vegetabe spay. In a bowl add eggs and milk, then whisk together. Stir in cheese, then gently combine bread cubes. Pour into baking dish. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. Bake uncovered at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Serve immediately.

Be creative! Change out the cheese selection, and/or add cooked sausage, bacon or ham. I’ve even added sliced scallions and sliced grape tomatoes for a Christmas morning theme! Anything goes!

Hugs out! Laura

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