Rise & Shine ~ Brunch is Served

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pring is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious brunch? As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, there’s something special about gathering with friends and family over a leisurely meal. Brunch offers a variety of options, from sweet to savory, and is the perfect way to start your day on a relaxing note. Plus, with fresh produce and seasonal ingredients in abundance, there are plenty of creative and flavorful dishes to explore. For those who are looking to create a brunch that’s not only delicious but also sustainable and environmentally friendly, incorporating farm-to-freezer foods is a great option.

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pring is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious brunch? As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, there’s something special about gathering with friends and family over a leisurely meal. Brunch offers a variety of options, from sweet to savory, and is the perfect way to start your day on a relaxing note. Plus, with fresh produce and seasonal ingredients in abundance, there are plenty of creative and flavorful dishes to explore. For those who are looking to create a brunch that’s not only delicious but also sustainable and environmentally friendly, incorporating farm-to-freezer foods is a great option.

Farm-to-freezer foods are those that are harvested at peak freshness and then flash frozen to preserve their flavor and nutrients. By using these foods in your brunch, you can enjoy the benefits of fresh, locally sourced ingredients without worrying about food waste or spoilage.

Meats:

  • Sausage and vegetable frittata: Use frozen Five Star Home Foods ground sausage, peppers, and onions to create a hearty and flavorful frittata that’s easy to make.
  • Ham and cheese croissants: Use croissants, Five Star Home Foods Spiral Cut Ham, and cheese to make a delicious and indulgent sandwich that’s perfect for brunch.
  • Bacon-wrapped asparagus: Wrap asparagus spears with Hormel Black Label bacon for a savory appetizer.

Fruits:

  • Smoothie bowls are a popular breakfast option that can be customized with your favorite fruits, nuts, and seeds.  Frozen berries, in particular, are a great option for smoothie bowls, as they add a sweet and tangy flavor while also being high in antioxidants and fiber.
  • Frozen berries can be added to muffins or scones for a burst of flavor, and frozen bananas can be used to make delicious and moist banana pancakes. 
  • Fruit salad: combine frozen strawberries, blueberries, and mango for a colorful and flavorful salad that’s easy to make.

Vegetables:

  • Vegetable hash: Use frozen hashbrowns, onions, and peppers to create a hearty and nutritious hash that’s perfect for brunch.
  • Roasted frozen vegetables: Mix frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots for a colorful and delicious side dish.

Incorporating farm-to-freezer foods into your Sunday brunch is a great way to enjoy the benefits of fresh, locally sourced ingredients without worrying about food waste or spoilage. By using farm-to-freezer meats, fruits, and vegetables, you can create a brunch spread that is not only delicious but also sustainable, convenient, and budget-friendly. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ingredients to create a menu that’s uniquely your own. So why not give it a try and see how delicious and easy a farm-to-freezer brunch can be?

Breakfast Burritos ~  Recipe 

Breakfast Burritos ~

Make these easy and delicious breakfast burritos the night before for a quick no-stress breakfast or brunch!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Heartland Breakfast Sausage  ‐ Marco’s Virginia Breakfast Ground
  • Heartland Foods shredded hash browns
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Optional toppings: Salsa, sliced jalapenos, chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions and cubed avocado

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  2. In a greased 4 or 5 quart slow cooker, layer potatoes, peppers, onion, sausage and cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, seasoned salt and pepper until blended; pour over top.
  4. Cook, covered, on low 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until eggs are set and a thermometer reads 160°.
  5. Uncover and let stand 10 minutes. Serve in tortillas with toppings of your choice.

Red Pepper, Feta & Spinach Frittata ~  Recipe 

Veggie Frittata ~

Fluffy eggs, a handful of spinach, flavorful feta cheese and red peppers come together for a delicious frittata! However, we encourage you to create your own variations – the possible combinations are endless!