Friday, July 8, 2011

Eggland's Best Brinner & Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I received an email from Eggland's Best Eggs, asking me if I was interested in hosting a Brinner. What is Brinner? Well, it's something that we have all done before- it's Breakfast for Dinner or simply some combination of Breakfast and Dinner.

Of course, I said yes. I had some family members coming to town for a visit and I knew that would be the perfect time to have the Brinner. The hardest part was narrowing down the menu, but we finally picked out a really great one.

Since eggs were the star of the show, I decided that eggs should be an ingredient in each part of our menu. We had Avocado Deviled Eggs (pictured above), Garden Turkey Meatballs, Summer Squash Bacon & Mozzarella Quiche, Sweet Potato & Chile Hash w/ a Fried Egg, and a flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert (which has a surprising secret ingredient).

I had lots of help prepping the food, thanks to the family members I had visiting, so we were able to put it together quickly. A couple of friends came over and we enjoyed all of the dishes.

The Avocado Deviled Eggs were a nice twist on a familiar favorite. Just imagine guacamole as the filling for your Deviled Eggs. I used Eggland's Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs to make them. My kids also really love these eggs as a snack.

The Garden Turkey Meatballs were really delicious. I finished them off in a really tasty pizza sauce.

The quiche recipe was one that my sister spotted in Cooking Light and she prepared it. You would never know that is was a light recipe because it was so delicious-definitely a crowd favorite!

The hash was really great too. I threw in a couple of extra veggies that I had on hand just for fun. It was spicy and yummy.

The Flourless Chocolate Cake contains a surprise ingredient that really just can't even be guessed. It was delicious. Dense and fudgy.

I used Eggland's Best eggs in all of these recipes.

Now, as part of the Brinner experience, Eggland’s Best provided me with a fun giveaway for you, my readers.

The giveaway includes:

  • 2 free EB dozen coupons (any variety- classic, cage-free, organic)
  • 1 free EB Hard-Cooked and Peeled Eggs 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
All you have to do to enter the giveaway, is leave a comment on this post.

If you want to tell me your favorite way to prepare eggs, go for it. Please also feel free to share a link to your favorite egg recipe if you would like.

You have until 12:00 am EST on Monday, July 11th to enter this giveaway.

Hopefully you will try some of these recipes soon too and have your own Breakfast for Dinner party. Brinner can't be beat!

Here is the recipe for Avocado Deviled Eggs

Here is the recipe for Garden Turkey Meatballs

Here is the recipe for Summer Squash, Bacon, and Mozzarella Quiche from Cooking Light

Here is the recipe for Sweet Potato & Chile Hash with a Fried Egg from Fine Cooking
* I used nonfat Greek Yogurt to make the chile mayo
* I used less oil- only 2 or 3 Tablespoons
* I added diced zucchini to the hash
* I cooked the yolk in my eggs all the way through

Here is the recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake

*This giveaway is open to US residents/addresses only, age 18 and older-No PO Boxes.
The winner will be chosen randomly.
All the opinions stated above are my own. I was provided with VIP coupons and a giftcard to help purchase the items necessary to make these dishes. I was also provided with a package similar to the one available in the giveaway.


momof2girls said...

I love to make Egg Cups. This is where you take a biscuit and put it in the muffin tin. Then you pour scrambled eggs and cheese inside the cup. Bake and enjoy!

Jenny said...

I am very interested in trying the avacado deviled eggs. I love them both seperatly and would love to try them together :)

auntmtv said...

we have become addicted to frittatas
in large part to a recipe I saw on your blog. You encouraged me to just throw things together mix in some egg cook and put it in the oven. We have mixed many things together. That's my favorite egg recipe.

Unknown said...

My favorite egg recipe, is a medium egg cracked over a bagel with sharp cheddar. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Felicia said...

I love making baked croissant egg sandwiches. So good!

Ashley said...

I love scrambled eggs w/ cheese!

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Lauren said...

A good omelet with lots of veggies and cheese.

Amber said...

I love breakfast burritos with scrambled eggs and salsa!

Jenna Z said...

I LOVE eggs! I make scrambles at least a few times a week for breakfast-just eggs and whatever veggies I have handy. I also like making crustless quiche with mushrooms and asparagus!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sometimes breakfast for dinner is the best!
That's a friday's favorite for sure :-)

Brooke said...

I love making quiche. You can put a variety of ingredients in them, but my favorites are spinach and green onions, ham and lot and lots of cheese. OH, and it has to have a hashbrown crust, not pie crust (bleh)!
Thanks for the giveaway and great egg ideas!

Becky @ Becky's Place said...

I bet my daughter would love it if I made those deviled eggs... she's an egg & avocado lover! For myself, well, actually my daughter would love this one as well, I'd like to make the quiche with the squash. I have a plant of each a yellow and a green squash growing out in the garden right now - can't wait for them to be ready to harvest and enjoy. Thanks!

LJMH said...

I am an EB fan - frittata's are a new favorite.

Kerstin said...

What a what menu! I love breakfast for dinner and usually make egg bagel sandwiches - my favorite version also has goat cheese, mushrooms, and bacon - SOO good!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love my eggs over easy on toast! :)

#1SAHM said...

breakfast for dinner is a great idea! I love eggs benedict, yum!

Melanie said...

Wow, that is so neat that they asked you to do this. Great selection of recipes for the day. I love to make deviled eggs and am always trying a new & different kind. I also really love omelets and crepes for dessert!

Ruth Monson said...

Your hash looks so colorful and appetizing. My family's favorite use for eggs is in crepes or 'roll up pancakes' as the little ones call them.

Tiffany said...

The avocado deviled eggs sound and look wonderful

cyd said...

I love to make mini quiches. Never make them same way twice!

Whitney B. said...

I LOVE deviled eggs and omelets!! I want to make those avocado deviled eggs for a BBQ I am going to next week!Thanks for the idea! HUGS!

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