Monday, April 1, 2013

My Eggland’s Best Brunch (and a Give Away!) @EgglandsBest

Eggland's Bet Gift Pack
Do you recognize the Eggland's Best logo?  When shopping for eggs, these are always my first choice.  Several years ago, my husband was on a diet which required him to eat eggs for breakfast each morning. At the time we hadn't thought much about egg brands, figuring that they didn't vary much.  That all changed the week that Eggland's Best eggs were on sale.  My husband told me he liked them much better, and he requested that I buy them exclusively from that point forward.

Eggland's Best Eggs
It is true.  These eggs taste great.  They are also easy to spot in the store.  The red white and blue logo definitely stands out, and so does the information that they are also an great source for nutrition.  When you choose Eggland's Best over the average brand you are also choosing:
  • 10 times more vitamin E
  • Double the amount of omega-3’s
  • Twice the amount of vitamin D
  • 3 times more vitamin B12
  • 25% less saturated fat
  • 38% more lutein
The complete nutrition facts are found when you lift the lid and inspect the eggs.  You will also notice that each one is stamped with an EB on the shell.

Eggland's Best Eggs
Because March was National Nutrition Month some bloggers were invited to host a brunch using Eggland's Best eggs.  I was thrilled to be selected, and was so excited when my gift pack arrived.

I wanted to try something new so I went to the website to look over the wide variety of recipes.  There were so many great ideas - from burritos to breakfast pizzas - it was hard to decide!

Finally I settled on mini breakfast casseroles.  These were easy and delicious!  I browned some sausage while I whisked an egg and milk mixture together.

Eggland's Best
Next I cut small rounds of whole wheat bread, buttered them, and placed them in the bottoms of the wells of a muffin pan.  I put the browned sausage on top of the bread, then poured some egg mixture over that.  I topped each one with shredded cheese and baked them.  They came out great!

I also made a Pizza Frittata.  I love this recipe!

The idea to use thinly sliced potatoes for the bottom layer rather than a crust is brilliant, and makes it a super gluten free option.  The egg portion has sun dried tomatoes, turkey pepperoni, sliced olives, pesto, and cheese.

Pizza Frittata
I used a rectangular baker and cut it into small squares since we would be nibbling on several things.  The website shows a pie/torte which would work well if this were served as a main course.

pizza frittata
I also made some bacon and cheddar mini quiches and added a platter of sliced fruit complete the brunch menu.

The little spring colored cupcakes and adorable eggshell candles brightened the table.

mini quiche
Everything came out great and it was a lovely brunch.

brunch table
After enjoying a sample of each recipe it was difficult to decide on a favorite, so we had seconds.

Egglands Brunch
In addition to the good food, I had some coupons to share so the guests could create their own Eggland's Best dishes.

Egglands Brunch
The party isn't over yet!  One of my readers will also win a prize pack like the one in the photo at the top of this post!  It will include:
  • (1) coupon for one free dozen Eggland’s Best eggs
  • (1) ceramic mixing bowl
  •  (1) egg-shaped wooden cutting board
  • (1) whisk
  • (1) bowl scraper
  • (1) ceramic mug
  • (1) eco bag
If you would like to try your luck please use the form below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

the fine print

Good Luck!
The Eggland’s Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland’s Best.