Thanksgiving Breakfast

Story by Holly
Thanksgiving Breakfast
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Perhaps one of the most overlooked and under planned meals of the year is Thanksgiving day breakfast. On a day where many of us will be spending a good portion of our day in the kitchen to pull off the evening’s feast, it’s hard to imagine putting in the effort and clean up for an additional meal. “Cereal it is!” you may say. Fair enough. I feel you. But, what if you have out of town guests staying at your place, or if YOU are a guest in someone else’s home? What then? Why not take the pressure off yourself or the host (if you are the guest and feel inclined to pitch in) and indulge in a cold breakfast that is easy to prepare, requires no cooking, and yet keeps in the theme of festive celebration the day warrants? Yes, let's do that!


Give your stove a break, because all that's required in pulling off this dreamy breakfast spread is a tiny bit of planning and prep.

What we’ve dreamed up for you is a meal we commonly encounter while traveling abroad and we lovingly refer to it as a ‘European breakfast.’ Give your stove a break, because all that's required in pulling off this dreamy breakfast spread is a tiny bit of planning and prep.

Thanksgiving Breakfast

We hope our suggestions for this tasty breakfast spread will delight your family and house guests alike and fuel you for the kitchen escapades to come, because (dare we say) even on Thanksgiving, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

European Breakfast Spread

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 loaf braided challah bread
1 loaf dark wheat bread
8 slices mild cheese from the deli counter (provolone, havarti)
8 slices roasted turkey breast from the deli counter
8 slices black forest ham from the deli counter
1 package grass fed butter, such as kerry gold, room temp
1 jar of fruit preserves, we use a seasonal vanilla-cranberry
2 wedges of good cheese (brie, sharp white, aged gouda)
variety of seasonal fruits (apples, pears, clementines, grapes or berries)
16 oz plain Greek yogurt
honey
fresh fruit juice
coffee

Method

Slice bread. Arrange cheeses, meats, fruits, butter and preserves on platters or charcuterie boards. Keep it simple, but most of all, enjoy.