1. Refrigeration is limited due to Thanksgiving foods. I'll have a cooler with ice and a freezer.
2. As morning-work-free as possible since people will just be snacking and hanging out. Lots of prep work a couple of days in advance is fine; I would rather not need to do much that morning.
3. Most people are trying to be healthy, so at least a couple of low-carb, whole-wheat, or low-fat options would be ideal.
Last year I made mini quiches in muffin tins, pre-made coffee cake, fresh fruit and scones, but would like to change it up and be a bit healthier. A variety of breakfast foods and not just the bready/sweet kinds would be ideal.
Sent by Courtney
Editor: Courtney, even if you're trying to lighten it up a bit, breakfast casseroles are still a good bet. This one has potatoes and bacon, but you can use low-fat milk and throw in more veggies if you like.
Or try a basic oven omelet and load it up with vegetables and herbs:
If you still want something indulgent, though, do try the one pictured above:
Seriously yum. Readers, what else would you suggest?
(Image: Rebekah Peppler)