This month on FBC we are forgoing our weekly menu plan for something different - with a festive twist! A whole week of holiday entertaining menu plans!  Be it a cocktail party, a Christmas brunch, a New Year's Eve fete, to name a few, we've got 5 great FBC Members who will be sharing menu plans and entertaining tips so you'll have your holiday parties covered.  And it's all with a little help from Egg Farmers of Canada!

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

For part 4 in our 5 part series of holiday entertaining menus Jacqueline Delisle from Cooking With Jax, shows us how to put together a beautiful Christmas morning brunch!

I think most of us can agree that Christmas morning is a busy time, filled with plenty of excitement. This doesn’t leave a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, making a quick, yet satisfying breakfast important! I often to try prepare what I can the night before, leaving more time to spend with family enjoying the morning. These recipes have convenience in mind, and most of them can be made in advance. I hope you enjoy these recipes as my family does.

Orange, Carrot, Apple, Ginger Juice

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

This orange carrot apple ginger juice is the perfect juice to wake up to that will ignite not only your taste buds, but also to give you a ton of energy for the rest of the day! Make this juice in advance and have it ready to go so all you have to do is pour it into glasses in the morning!

Apple Pie Breakfast

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

Throw all of the ingredients for Apple Pie Breakfast into the slow cooker the night before, and wake up to a delicious, nutritious, and hearty breakfast that will keep you full for hours. It’s amazing just how much like apple pie this recipe actually tastes like!

Canadian Maple Bacon Jam

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

This recipe encompasses 3 of my favourite things: bacon, wine, and Canadian maple syrup. Not only does Canadian Maple Bacon Jam make a great breakfast food, it also makes the perfect make ahead gift for all of the bacon lovers in your life!

Vanilla Honey Pear Sauce

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

This Vanilla Honey Pear Sauce is another one that can be cooked in your slow cooker overnight and goes excellent stirred into oatmeal or yogurt, on top of pancakes, or simply on it’s own! No pears? No problem – swap with apples for a delicious apple sauce and a house that smells magnificent!

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Eggs Benedict Casserole - From Egg Farmers of Canada

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

This Eggs Benedict Casserole is a great choice for serving a crowd at brunch. Prep it the night before and refrigerate overnight. In the morning just pop it into the oven. You can easily double or triple the recipe. For best results, make the hollandaise sauce fresh before serving.

Bagels and Lox

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

Bagels and Lox is another recipe that’s very easy to put together, yet comes off looking elegant and well thought out. Lay out all of the ingredients on separate dishes, and have your guests put their breakfast together themselves!

Perfectly Poached Eggs

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

Overwhelmed by the thought of messing up poached eggs? Stress no longer, as this trick for perfectly poached eggs will leave you with a gorgeous looking presentation every single time.

Maple Scones

Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan | The Christmas Morning Brunch

Another one of my favourite uses for maple syrup, these maple scones are perfect for breakfast on the go! They take around 20 minutes to whip up from start to finish, so your family can be enjoying these in no time before you’re off to the next festivity!

Jacqueline is the author of Cooking With Jax, where she shares her recipes with family and friends. Everyone was always asking her "Can I have your recipe for..." so she figured a blog would be a fun, easy way to not only catalogue her recipes, but to share them with the world.

The Whole Holiday Entertaining Series

The Holiday Entertaining Menu Plan is brought to you by the Egg Farmers of Canada and will run all week from December 8-12. For more information on how to #BeEggsquisite this holiday season, be sure to check out


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Marlene Cornelis

Christmas morning bunch is a longstanding tradition with my family, and your recipes would be such great additions to our table. I think I need to start with that Canadian Maple Bacon Jam — I don’t call my son Bacon Boy for nothing!

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