The month of December is filled with hectic shopping days: people rushing around from store to store, possibly braving the cold weather and most likely standing in long lines. If you're going out into that, you need something substantial for breakfast to keep you going all day. These dishes bring just that. No humdrum oatmeal or cereal here, rather recipes that take breakfast up a notch and provide enough energy for you to cross everyone off your Nice List. Eat well and be safe out there!

Baked Eggs with Crusted Chickpeas, Chorizo, and Bread Crumbs

Crispy Breadcrumb Fried Eggs

Sausage and Swiss Chard Strata

Menemen (Turkish-Style Scrambed Eggs)

Seasonal Vegetable Frittata