Sunday, November 21, 2010

E: ICBINB Brunch & Giveaway

Sunday brunch was served up at my house this week! As I mentioned yesterday, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! offered to sponsor Mandi and I to throw a little brunch party (disclaimer: we received the following gift pack for free). Since both Mandi & I are brunch fanatics, we quickly accepted! The people at ICBINB sent us a great brunch gift pack to get us started including:

  • Time saving tips and delicious recipes for a healthy brunch
  • $25 grocery gift card for better for you food options
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! VIP Kit
  • Cuisinart Non-Stick skillet and spatula

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We wanted a simple but tasty menu:

  • Yogurt, granola & green apple mini parfaits
  • English muffin bread egg sandwiches
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Coffee

A few items were prepped ahead of time. I made the granola on Friday:

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and the English Muffin bread on Saturday:

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On Sunday, Mandi and Bryan were set to join Josh and I around 10 AM. I got started on the red breakfast potatoes using this ICBINB recipe.  I chopped the potatoes and mixed them with the melted ICBINB, garlic and rosemary.

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They went into the oven for 40 minutes and came out looking and smelling delicious:

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Next, I put the sliced English muffin bread in the oven to toast up. I also cooked prosciutto slices and scrambled eggs (eggs, egg whites, milk and a little cheese) in two separate skillets. I made the eggs in the Cuisinart Non-stick skillet (this thing ROCKS):

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I got the coffee started and the table set (some how I forgot to take a picture of the table :( ). As soon as Mandi & Bryan walked in the door, we were ready to rock and roll. I let everyone assemble their own sandwiches (eggs, cheese, prosciutto if desired) and had the parfaits and potatoes on the table ready to go:

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We had an absolute blast and the food was pretty tasty (if I do say so myself). After the first round of eats, Josh decided to cook up more eggs for a second round of sandwiches for himself and Bryan. The eggs came with a surprise:

Want to win an ICBINB brunch pack of your own?  Simply leave a comment on this post by Thursday (Turkey Day), November 25 at noon telling us what your favorite brunch recipe is from the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! website. You DO NOT need to have a blog to enter.  The winner will be randomly selected.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!!!

44 comments:

Campinggirl said...

This isn't really related to your post but, my husband and I are considering adopting a british bulldog. Any advice before we dive in?

webmailaddress2 said...

The chocolate raspberry bread pudding sounds delish!

KatiePerk said...

I think the whole grain waffle panini recipe sounds delicious! Your brunch looks like fun!

Julie said...

hahahahahaha i loved that video. you guys are hilarious! it seriously made me feel like i was there hahahaha.

i want to wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!

Lindsay said...

Who doesn't love french toast? I crave it all the time. It is so delicious!

Lauren said...

Hahahah I LOVE the video of Josh. Too bad he didn't enter the Project Foodbuzz! :) LoL

Kelsey said...

green apples, yogurt, and granola in a cute little parfait glass is such a fabulous little snack or quick meal <3 mm i love potatoes tho, dont get me wrong <3 nom nom nom.

Kelsey said...

forgot to mention. my mom makes the waffle paninis all the time- im pretty sure she got it from I can't belive its not butter's website- ive heard her talk about it quite a few times...i think its also cuz she loves the actress from will and grace who is featured on their tv ads all the time <3

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Your english muffin bread looks like english muffins when cut! I'm just amazed, I didn't think the texture could be made.

That maple glazed ribs recipe look tasty.

kitkatkateblog said...

the waffle paninis look good!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

The waffle panini for sure!

Pound said...

delicious-ness! glad yall had fun and shared some laughs!!

aformercouchpotato said...

English Muffin Bread... YUM!!! I think I like the recipe for the whole grain waffle paninis! That's a fun idea. The breakfast pizza also sounds awesome! There's so many variations you could do for that. Looks like a fun brunch!

Simply Life said...

wow! what a wonderful brunch! my favorite brunch is a belgium waffle with tons of fresh fruit!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

girl the food looks stellar!

i love icbinb and even though it's not technically vegan, if i am running low/out of earth balance, icbinb is my go-to!

any of their brunch recipes look great...french toast i think is my fave!

Laura's mom said...

The waffle panini looks gooood.

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

I am really intrigued by that english muffin bread...you know how much I like to make bread! :)

Your brunch looks delish!

(oh, and I changed my name from stickybuns to this! )

Andy Dawgs Mom said...

The Asparagus Fritata looks yummy.

Topher said...

My favorite is the chocolate chip scones. Thanks for the giveaway!


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Dynamics said...

Cinnamon Streusel Muffin Cake. I love cinnamon and making a muffin "cake" sound interesting.

All Things Yummy said...

Oh My...the first thing I saw on the sit mac&cheese, I must try it.
Cool giveaway. Brunch looks really yummy.

balancejoyanddelicias said...

favorite recipe: whole grain paninis! :D great idea!

You've made a great brunch! the video is so fun to watch! :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I looooove the idea of a brunch party--I might have to have one sometime just for the fun of it ;-) and the video was sooo funny :-P I really like the sounds of the cornbread muffins with cilantro spread!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Your brunch looked like it turned out amazing, and seriously you are the queen of parfaits. I know they are simple to make but mine always seem to end up with me not wanting to eat them at all. Awesome video as well!

xo

Heather said...

We LOVE your english muffin bread - yum!
I think my favorite brunch recipe from that website would have to be the whole grain waffle paninis. So creative!

Faith said...

What a beautiful brunch! Your English Muffin bread sounds really incredible (full of lovely nooks and crannies!). Bookmarking! :)

Katie said...

What a fun brunch! You guys always have the best parties :-)

I love the garlic and rosemary potatoes! We actually made some last night, too... so good!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

That's so cool that you had a brunch sponsored by ICBINB. I think I would enjoy cooking brunch too for family and friends. I love get togethers, especially around food.

I checked out the website and I want to make the whole grain waffle paninis.

Britt said...

Oh yum, english muffin bread! Reminds me I need to make some again soon... may have to try that recipe and stray from my MIL's tried and true recipe.

As for ICBINB.... um the Asiago Herb Muffins sound awesome and actually might go well with the Asparagus Frittata.... thank you alaphabetical order. ;-)

Meghann said...

I think my favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookies!! http://www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/Recipes/10886/1/Delicious-One-Bowl-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies.aspx

Nicole Sword said...

I'd have to say the Enlightened French Toast looks delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love roasted red potatoes.

Natalie said...

I love brunch and I'd love to try their whole grain waffle paninis!

The Ronaynes said...

Easy - one bowl chocolate chip cookies! Cookies, people! Chocolate chips! MMMMMM!!!!

Krista said...

Josh is too funny! LOL And Frank is just praying something will fall of that counter, isn't he? Hehe!! Looks like a fantastic brunch, girls...

jodie said...

The scrambled egg whites with chives.

Jody said...

Oh, I'm going ot try the scrimp scampi with the sauteed spinach. That sounds amazing and since one of our other favorites is Salmon with spinach I think it will be a hit.

amanda said...

what a fun brunch you two hosted! simple yet delish! i love the glasses you served the parfaits in.

looks like a blast! all of it.

mmm, there are so many items that look divine! but i'm going to have to say the holiday eggs benedict have my name written all over it!

We Are Not Martha said...

English muffin bread sounds like an awesome idea!! I need to try that... Looks like a super fun brunch :)

Sues

Nutmeg Nanny said...

That poached egg Florentine looks amazing!

Holly said...

haha...that video is hilarious! something about the size of a piece of cheese...

anyways, brunch looks fantastic! especially that homemade english muffin bread. that is my fave!

brandi said...

I'd love to make the Whole Grain Waffle Paninis with homemade waffles - yum!


and I've got to try that english muffin bread recipe. It looks so, so good!

simplyshaka said...

Oh my, I never knew they had that many great recipes on there. Mini spinach feta tarts have my heart!!

Liz said...

That Asparagus-Parmesan Omelette looks mighty tasty! Thanks for the giveaway!