From Tracie: Fancy Blueberry Morning

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fancy Blueberry Morning

The highlight of our Christmas was breakfast.

It was yummy, which is an important breakfast qualification.

But more importantly, Katarina cooked it.
(I only helped with cracking eggs and picture interruptions)

Katarina woke up at 6am to cook, and didn't even ask about presents until she was finished...and my heart grew three sizes.

Blueberry Fancy.

Blueberry Fancy Recipe

Layer Italian bread, blueberries, and cream cheese.

Layering Blueberries and Cream Cheese

Did you know you can buy eggs in a half dozen? I did not.
(shhh - y'all know I don't cook)

Half Dozen Eggs

Combine eggs, milk, and vanilla.

Mixing Eggs and Milk

Once the wet ingredients are well mixed, they get poured over the layers of bread, blueberries, and cream cheese.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Don't peek until the timer buzzes. (This was the hardest part of the recipe!)
Is It Ready?

Add a little maple syrup, and it is time to eat. And eat. And eat.

Blueberry Fancy in a bowl

This was the first time Katarina used her new slow cooker, and it was an unquestioned success. Next she wants to try making chicken. I'm pretty sure she got her cooking genes from her dad. I have no complaints.

Was your Christmas breakfast as good as mine?
It's okay to be jealous if it wasn't.


  1. OH my goodness... that looks/sounds so yummy!
    & look at your girl! A chef in the future?

    I'm totally 'pinning' this right now so I can get the recipe!

    1. There could be some future cheffing. (<--I don't think that is actually a word.)

      I hope you get a chance to try it. It is very yummy.

  2. Can I adopt your daughter? My Christmas breakfast consisted of a slice of cheese before heading out to mass.

  3. Wow! What an awesome young lady and budding chef. As a slow cooker fan, I will be trying that out!!!
    Merry Christmas!


    1. Awesome! You will love it.

      Merry Christmas to you...and a happy new year!

  4. This warms my heart! She clearly got her skills from her adopted aunt *ahem*

    With that in mind, I've got some easy crockpot recipes that should be good for her and y'all. Tell her I'll get them together and send them to her after the new year :)

    1. Clearly. We all know it didn't come from me!

      She will be very excited about that. You are awesome.

  5. Umm and my question would be exactly why I wasn't invited for Christmas?? I mean good grief that has made my mouth water. We had leftover chili from dinner on Christmas eve. Now you and I both know that chili that has set for a while gets more ummm noisy on the body right.. yeah.. Good thing she wants to cook. coff coff mom.

    1. Ha!! We had chili for Christmas dinner.

      I know you are happy that she is cooking, because you have long been worried that I would burn the place down, or poison everyone again. ;-)

  6. That sounds great! We(I)always make fresh blueberry muffins for Christmas breakfast. This year, I was sick, and so my husband made them. Delicious. I think blueberries are a thing, right? And I second Tia up there. I have many crock pot recipes I can pass on. Yay for cooking! Before you know it, you'll be buying eggs in an 18 pack!

    1. I love blueberry muffins. So good. And I love that your husband made them for you this year - what a sweetie.

      Blueberries are definitely a thing.

      I have never in my life bought an 18 pack of eggs. When that happens I will have to document it officially.

  7. We did everything backward at Christmas. We had jambalaya for brunch... it was great... and then we had breakfast for upper. I made a crustless quiche, toast and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and bacon (duh! lol). We had a very peaceful day. Tell Katarina I am very, VERY proud of her. And I may try to make this dish sometime. Also, her slow cooker is beautiful! I love mine. I have two of them. My newer one was a gift from a lady at church and it's pretty too, but plain. lol... Love y'all so much!

  8. We didn't eat because we knew we where going to have a big dinner and open presents after.

    But that was the first time we did that and I don't recommend that ^^

    Christmas is such a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing pics of your amazing daughter who puts her cooking duties before presents. Wow^^!!

  9. Your daughter looks so confident in the kitchen. Looks like you don't need to cook!