Hello and happy Monday!
And by happy Monday, I really mean can we go back to the weekend instead? Mine was particularly fun because on Saturday following my 7 mile training run I hosted a brunch party at my place for my grad school girls! (We missed you, Elder & Kort!)
The occasion? Attune Foods sent me an awesome breakfast party kit! It included 6 go bowls (pictured below) to give out as party favors and a bunch of boxes of cereal to use to create some fun baked goods, too.
I LOVE those go bowls — perfect size and great for packed yogurt and fruit. Love the screw top, too! Plus, they are BPA free and made out of recycled yogurt cups.
I decided to do a potluck brunch since the girls and I usually like doing potlucks — more fun for guests to participate, too! My responsibility? Baked goods, of course.
I had fun perusing the recipe section on the Attune Foods website to decide what to make — they have some awesome stuff up there! I decided to make two different baked goods — one using one of their recipes and one a creation of my own.
Here’s the recipe I used from their site: Uncle Sam Vegan Walnut Pumpkin Bread.
I would never have thought to use cereal in a bread recipe — loved it! The only change I made was using regular milk instead of dairy free.
And for my own creation, I made Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins!
These were amazing — so flavorful! I used Erewhon Rice Twice cereal in it and loved it — fun texture AND the batter crackled and popped.
I’ll be sharing the recipe for these muffins in my next Attune guest post — so stay tuned! It’s a good one.
Anything topped with cheese and bacon is a win, let’s be honest. Elle was smart and baked half of it at home so it wasn’t runny, then added the cheese and bacon on the top and baked it the rest of the way at my place. Genius!
Libby brought a French press and made us all lattes! They were even better than Starbucks.
She also brought some roasted Brussels sprouts for a little veggie action — SO good.
Jill and her boyfriend Danny made apple and peach cobblers:
Also very yummy!
Stephanie brought the champagne for mimosas, obviously:
Lol, love that photo.
And Matt was in charge of making the bacon.
He actually used our panini press to cook it and it worked out perfectly since most of the fat was able to drip off!
It was quite the feast.
And of course I sent the girls home with their very own Attune go bowls! Being in grad school = packing a lot of breakfasts and lunches = they were clearly pumped.
So, want to host your own Attune breakfast/brunch party? Attune Foods has offered to give away a breakfast party kit like the one I received to one of you guys! The breakfast party kit would include 6 go bowls, 6 bamboo spoons, and a few boxes of cereal (your choice).
Here’s how to enter to win — each option is an additional entry!
- Leave a comment telling me your favorite brunch food (links to recipes are welcome!).
- Follow me on twitter if you aren’t already, then tweet about this contest (include a link to this post and @fannetasticfood). Leave another comment telling me you tweeted.
- If you have a blog, mention and link back to this contest in one of your posts, and then leave another comment letting me know you blogged about it.
- Mention and link back to this contest on Facebook, then leave another comment telling me you Facebooked it. Please make sure you have “liked” fANNEtastic food on Facebook, too!
Be sure to post a separate comment for each entry option you do.
U.S. Residents only, please. Good luck! I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday (October 5, 2011) morning.
p.s. Speaking of Attune Foods — they are currently hosting a recipe challenge! There are 3 separate challenges (October, November, December) — October’s challenge is creation of a treat recipe using their cereal. The prizes are awesome — each month a winner will get a $200 grocery store gift card, $200 to charity, AND your recipe will be printed on the box of cereal you used to make it! How cool is that? I’m one of the judges, so I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Click here for more details.