Breakfast and a Giveaway!

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by Eggland’s Best eggs to try their product and see how I like it!  After receiving an amazing package in the mail, I got to work!

Last weekend I had a few people over!  Too bad none of them were over 7!!!  Who better to have breakfast on a Sunday morning with than my favorite group of boys! (and my firend Nicola!)

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On to breakfast!  I had seen a few recipes I wanted to try.  One was a Carmelized French Toast from the Food Network Magazine, and one was an egg casserole I make on a regular basis.  The French toast was easy!

Simply cut a loaf of sourdough.  The recipe says to cut a round loaf into wedges.  After having made the recipe, I liked cutting it into slices better.  It seemed to absorb the egg mixture better.  The other thing is the recipe uses buttermilk.  I really liked the slightl flavor it gave, and the richness in the bread.  When you cook the bread, you sprinkle each side with powdered sugar.  As it cooks, it caramelizes and creates a beautiful crispy crust.

The egg casserole is a recipe I have used for a long time.  Again, start with bread!  Tear up half a loaf of Italian bread and put it into a 9×13-inch pan.  Top with choice of veggies and meat, and pour over an egg mixture.  Top with cheese and bake!

Both recipes are super easy, and I was glad I chose these to use Eggland’s Best eggs in.  I have always loved their eggs, simply because of the beautiful color of the yolks.  They are like sunshine in the pan!  They were great with the buttermilk from the French toast, they just added to the richness.  When it came to the egg casserole, the eggs were showcased, and they stood up to the challange!

When cutting into the egg casserole, it had a nice creamy, rich texture and flavor.  When combined with peppers, onions and cheese, they were perfect!

A few other benefits???  They are a healthy egg!  Look at all the fun facts about Eggland’s Best!

–  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

(When compared to regular eggs)

Here are some pics of our yummy breakfast!

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Now on to the giveaway!!!!  Eggland Best has offered to send one lucky reader an awesome gift package!Eggland's Gift Pack Photo

Here is what you have to do!!!  Just leave me a comment and let me know your favorite recipe that you would use Eggland’s Best Eggs in.  On April 16 I will pick a winner and Eggland’s will send you your gift pack!  So simple!

Here are the recipes!

Caramelized French Toast

1/2 round loaf crusty sourdough bread

4 lare eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup heavy cream

3 tbsp sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 TBSP butter, more if needed

Maple syrup

Cut the bread into 8 large wedges or sliced.  Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a large baking dish.  Add the bread and turn occasionally until soaked through, about 15 minutes.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  Put the powdered sugar in a fine-mesh sieve.  Melt 1 TBSP butter over medium heat in a large non-stick skillet.  Add half the bread and dush generously with the powdered sugar; cook, turning onve and dusting with more sugar, until golden brown and caramelized, 10 to 12 minutes.  Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.  Add 1 more TBSP butter to the skillet and repeat with the remaining bread.  Serve with syrup.  Serves 4

Egg Casserole

Tear up 1/2 loaf Italain bread into bite-sized pieces and place in bottom of 9×13-inch baking pan.  Add desired vegetables or cooked meats (about 3/4 cup each: I usually do peppers, onions and ham or sausage).  Combine 10 eggs and 2/3 cup milk in large bowl and whisk to combine.  Pour over bread.  Top with desired cheese and cover.  Refrigerate overnight.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Uncover casserole and bake 35-45 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Serves 6-8.

Remember to leave a comment about your favorite breakfast!!!

** The Eggland’s Best coupon, information and two gift packa shave been provided by Eggland’s Best**

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16 thoughts on “Breakfast and a Giveaway!

  1. I would def. use them in the carmelized french toast. With just my hubby and I now in the house I have way to many leftovers. This is something i can pop in freezer baggies then get out and reheat and still be just as good !! Also I would make the egg casserole for dinner one night at my parents they would love it and who doesnt like breakfast for dinner 🙂

  2. We actually use a lot of Eggland’s Best at our house….right now we are loving breakfast nachos (a recipe a picked up at a really great cooking class)….add the eggs, low fat cheese, avocado, & salsa….it is like having party food for breakfast 🙂

  3. Breakfast Egg “muffins” – trying to get more protein in my breakfast…what better way to do it than eggs 🙂

  4. Matt enjoyed the leftovers of the egg casserole! Everything was yummy! Our favorite egg recipe/dish is basic scrambled eggs.

    • Oh not for breakfast…..sorry! My favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs, hashbrowns with gravy and a biscuit with jelly. And a banana.

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