Thursday, August 25, 2011

Eggland's Best "Plate Date" and a Giveaway!

You may, or may not know, but I recently had the special honor of teaming up with Eggland's Best Eggs.  We 3 gals at Country Cooks Across America each signed a contract with EBE and they helped us throw a "Plate Date" at their expense.

It's a first for me, and I certainly hope it won't be a last.

Eggland's Best Eggs not only have awesome, healthier and tastier eggs, they are an EGGS-celent (couldn't help myself=) company to 'work' with.  I enjoyed every step of the way and want to sing their praises.


Doncha just love the little stamp on each egg!?  I'd sure love to see just how they do that.  I honestly think I could get much joy from doing that monotonous job.


I had 15 people in attendance for my Eggland "Plate Date" brunch and 5 of them were these sweet kids. (No - they're not all my grandchildren!) 

The theme was to use kid friendly dishes to get kids start the school day with a healthy breakfast.  I shared recipes with the moms and grandmas to help.


 
Here are a few of the recipes I made...

The first one is 'easy peasy'. You mix everything in the blender - it does the work for you!

I gave the kids each a little condiment cup with their choice of syrup or peanut butter to dip the sticks in.


INVISIBLE BANANA FRENCH TOAST STICKS

2 eggs
1 banana, sliced
1 Tb. milk
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 slices bread (I used Texas Toast)
1 Tb. margarine
1 Tb. oil

Place eggs, banana slices, milk and cinnamon in blender. Blend until smooth.  Pour into bowl; heat margarine and oil in skillet. Dip bread into batter and fry. Serve with peanut butter or warm maple syrup.

(Actually, I baked them this time and it worked great to do a bigger batch at once!  I placed them on non-stick foil and baked at 375 for about 10 - 12 minutes - turned each over when brown on the under side...then baked about 6 or 7 minutes more until brown.)

May cool to room temperature, spread on lightly greased cookie sheet and freeze.  (This way they won't stick together and you can remove one at a time.) Remove and place in ziploc freezer bag. On busy mornings, just heat as many as you need in the microwave and you have a warm breakfast in no time.

Here's another delicious "grab 'n' go" quick and nutritious breakfast recipe that folks were pretty impressed with. Have you ever had a cookie with bacon it it?  It's really good with a peanut butter base.

I know it really isn't an 'egg' dish, but it does have an egg in it, and it makes for a great breakfast on the run.  It has peanut butter, oatmeal, cornflakes, applesauce and bacon.  YES!  BACON.  Try it...you just might like it.
Your kids might too!  (I'm pretty sure they will!) These kids did.

Some kids don't care for raisins, so I purposely made some without.  Can you tell by looking at them.  Personally, I prefer raisins. 

Either way, these are really good and good for you!

BREAKFAST COOKIES

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. peanut butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
2 Tb. applesauce
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. oatmeal
1/4 tsp. baking soda
10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 c. cornflakes, slightly crushed
1/2 c. raisins, optional

Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugar until light.  Beat in egg and applesauce. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.  Blend thoroughly. Stir in bacon, cornflakes and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoonsful 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Store in the refrigerator.
 

I also served one of my all-time favorites...Special Egg Salad.  It has cream cheese and garlic powder.  It's hard to 'beat' it.  =)  I made sandwiches and cut them into heart shapes.  I also served it in a bowl along with cracker sticks for those who didn't want the bread.

There were a couple others at the Plate Date who have the same problem I do...they couldn't quit eating it. 

Click 
here to see this recipe already posted at my blog. 
All of the opinons above are my own. EBE's provided me with coupons and a giftcard to help purchase the items necessary to make these recipes. I was also provided with a package similar to the one available in the giveaway.
FUN! FUN! FUN!


WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!

ONE LUCKY FOLLOWER WILL BE WINNING

A PRIZE GIFT PACK FROM EGGLANDS BEST.

All these things are included in the gift pack...

~2 Free EB Dozen coupons (any variety)
~1 Free EB Hard Cooked and Peeled variety coupon
~4 EB ramekins
~1 EB apron
~1 EB whisk
~1 EB spatula
~1 EB egg timer
~1 EB ecobag
~ EB plush egg


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Egglands Best Eggs.

The contest will end at noon on Wednesday, August 31st.

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