Friday, August 19, 2011

Eggland's Best Brinner & Giveaway!

If there's one thing I love, it's meal planning. I really enjoy putting together meal plans and menus for the week and especially when I entertain. Often times, I look to ethnic cuisines for inspiration on a menu theme. Other times I look towards a specific main dish to help me come up with accompanying dishes to complete the meal. But when Eggland's reached out to me to host a dinner featuring breakfast foods, I thought it was a genius idea! As a result, I hosted a delicious Eggland's Best Brinner, breakfast + dinner. It was such a fun theme and a delicious one at that. In fact, the meal plan I came up with for this special brinner is perfect any time of day including for breakfast, lunch and of course, dinner.

When it comes to eggs, one of my favorite egg dishes is eggs benedict. It's a dish that involves gently poaching eggs, which are traditionally served up on toasted english muffins with Canadian bacon and topped with a rich egg sauce, also known as a Hollandaise sauce. Preparing this involves a lot of eggs so I thought it was the perfect dish to highlight Eggland's Best eggs for my brinner. To take it a step further, eggs benedict can be served up with different variations. The traditional Canadian bacon can be substituted with other meats such as bacon, sausage, deli ham, turkey, salmon, crab cakes, etc. The possibilities are endless! There are also other condiments and sauces that can be used aside from Hollandaise, including guacamole, sour cream, Mornay sauces, etc.

In the spirit of highlighting eggs, I decided to feature an eggs benedict bar where guests could create their own eggs benedict with assorted meats. Everything was served separately for folks to help themselves. Poached eggs, toasted english muffins, and assortment of deli ham, deli turkey and pork sausage was available for our guests. And to top our benedicts, I made the traditional Hollandaise sauce. To accompany our eggs benedict bar, I also served up...

Crispy Hashbrowns

Tossed Green Salad
with grape tomatoes, toasted pecans and crumbled feta cheese

Pancake Puffs

Fresh Fruit Salad

Coffee & Assorted Teas

So if you're looking for some tasty meal ideas for your next dinner, it can be just as easy as preparing breakfast favorites for a fun Brinner!  To make it easy for you, one lucky reader will receive a special Eggland's Best Prize Pack which includes the following:
  • 2 Free EB Dozen coupons (Any variety- classic, cage-free, or organic)
  • 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 eco bag
  • 1 EB plush egg
Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my non-United States readers!
- You must check back in a week when winners are announced and email me to claim your prize if you win.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering: 
What's your favorite way to enjoy eggs?

Deadline: Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12 midnight CST.

One winner will be randomly chosen by Random.Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Sunday, August 28, 2011, within next week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway. Good luck!
Full disclosure: Eggland’s Best provided me with VIP coupons, a gift card, information and sponsored a prize pack to giveaway to my readers.