****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****
Everyone knows that eating a healthy breakfast is the first step to having a productive and energetic day. With August being the 'back to school' month for most families, breakfast usually gets put on the back burner due to the 'rush-rush' of early morning routines.
With this being said, a representative from Eggland's Best Eggs contacted me last month and asked if I would be interested in hosting a 'Plate Date' for some of the children and mothers in my area. The Plate Date would serve as a time to teach some of the local mothers and their children how to make simple recipes in the comfort of their own home. Recipes that were not only easy to make, but healthy for the kids to eat. Recipes that would ease the chaotic morning routines going on through most of the households in America.
Being a mother of two children myself, one of whom will start Kindergarten tomorrow morning, I absolutely could not pass up this opportunity. What a wonderful way to get my children's friends together to play and also to teach their mothers how to make some yummy recipes ;) I chose to teach them how to make homemade french toast and a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast pizza.
I will just let the pictures tell how our "Plate Date" went (all photos have been taken by my husband)....
Yes...this would be me....mixing the ingredients for the breakfast pizza. Some people chose to have their dishes pre-made and ready to eat at the Plate Date. Not me....LOL. I went a different route and actually made the dishes in front of everyone. We had all the children play around the house while I cooked. Doing this allowed for some fun and lively food and kitchen chatter among the grown ups ;) I really enjoyed talking as I cooked and answered questions about everything, from the upcoming school year to the ingredients I was mixing.
While the breakfast pizza was baking in the oven, I started working on the french toast for the children.
Ding! The breakfast pizza is done! ;)
When their french toast was finished cooking, I had all the children grab some cookie cutters out of a plastic bin.....
....and cut little shapes out of their toast....
Next we sprinkled powdered sugar on top of their pieces....not really the healthiest idea...but it worked :)
The table from a tip top view.....
My son cut his shapes out after the sugar was sprinkled on....
Finally they were able to eat them......
Finger lickin good!!
The end result.......
I think it was a success..............
And that breakfast pizza for the grown ups? This was all that was left after everyone left....
All in all, it was a wonderful morning....shared with laughter, great company, and yummy food :) And when you think about it, isn't that really what life is all about? I think so my friends. I think so ;)
But wait....this post isn't finished yet. The awesome people at Eggland's have been gracious enough to provide some awesome prizes to one of the lucky readers of this blog!
They are offering a prize package similar to the same items that I used to make this Plate Date possible....
should you win, you will receive the following:
o 2 Free EB Dozen coupons (Any variety- classic, cage-free, or organic)
o 1 Free EB Hard Cooked and Peeled variety coupon
o 4 EB ramekins
o 1 EB apron
o 1 EB whisk
o 1 EB spatula
o 1 EB egg timer
o 1 EB eco bag
o 1 EB plush egg
What an awesome giveaway huh??
All you have to do is:
Answer this question in the comment form below...........
What is your favorite dish to make with eggs?
And this is it :)
Please remember to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you should you win :)
This Giveaway ends, Tuesday, August 30th and the winner will be chosen by Random.org.
Anyone who does not answer the question in the comment form will be disqualified from the Giveaway. You MUST answer the question if you want to be part of this Giveaway.
**All the opinions stated above are my own. I was provided with coupons and a gift card 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.**
Good luck everyone!!