The holidays can be stressful, especially for people whose homes feel like hotels, with a constant stream of houseguests coming in and out. If you're one of those housguests, there are a few obvious ways to earn your keep: Washing dishes, taking the dog for a walk, and keeping showers short are all excellent methods for getting yourself invited back. But a homerun host gift is even better. On this front, we have one word for you: breakfast. To make sure your host doesn’t end up feeling like a short order cook in the morning, ease the burden with some of our favorite morning things.
English Muffins: Stone & Skillet’s yeasty version is like a cross between a Portuguese sweet roll and an English muffin. $5; stoneandskillet.com
Dry Cured Ham: Silky, smoky and sweet peanut-fed Surryano ham from Edwards’ in Virginia is now available in quarter sizes. The 2-3 pound boneless cut is perfect for a small group. $70; edwardsvaham.com.