Have you ever wished that there was an alternative to candy filled Easter baskets? If so, you’ve got company. After all, not everyone loves overloading on sugar. Some people would prefer high quality, gourmet snacks over candy. That said, consider giving meat and cheese gift baskets this Easter. They’re perfect for adults, teens and even elementary school age kids. Yes, we said kids. Here’s why:

Meat and cheese gift baskets are customizable. So you can leave out the flavors kids dislike. In their place, you can add finger foods, like beef sticks, pepperoni curls, cheese curds, pretzels and jerky. Plus, you might want to toss in party dip packs. Kids love making and eating party dips, especially when they involve flavors like chocolate s’mores.

A serving of our Chocolate S'Mores Dip contains a mere 90 calories per serving and just 14 grams of sugar, which is modest compared to some of the Easter candy out there. And it comes in a resealable jar that may be safely stored away in the fridge in between meals. So the kids won’t be able to gorge on it before lunch or dinner. In addition, it pairs perfectly with fruit and cheese baskets.

Speaking of which, fruit and cheese gift baskets are perfect for weight conscious folks. Why? The baskets are typically overflowing with seasonal fruits that could be enjoyed as part of an Easter breakfast or brunch. Of course they also include lots of nutritious cheese, which goes well with eggs, ham and other Easter staples. And in some cases, the baskets contain small packages of gourmet cookies.

Would you like to learn more about replacing sugar laden, Easter gifts with hearty, meat and cheese gift baskets? If so, please contact us or comment below and ask about our real-time shipping rates and reliable delivery service.

Are you hosting Easter Brunch this year? Easter Brunch can be a little tricky to host, but do not worry I have some handy pointers for you. You want to make sure you have planned ahead so that you can enjoy Easter morning with your family and not running around in the kitchen.

Décor

There is no need to put a lot of time and effort into making your brunch table beautiful. It can be done as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Set a burlap runner on your table. It will lay a neutral base for all of the pastel colors to pop off of.
  2. Put out your crisp white dishes. By stacking your salad dish atop of your entrée dish will create a nice depth to the table and adding a colored napkin on top will make it stand out.
  3. Finally it’s time to set up your centerpiece! Place a vase of colorful tulips in the center of your table surrounded by colored eggs mixed in with foliage.

Games

No one wants a stiff dull brunch. Plus it’s always nice to have some things planed to provide some fun for the kids and allow them to burn off some of that energy.

  1. A traditional Easter egg hunt. You can either set this up inside or out depending on the weather. It’s up to you on what you put inside the eggs, but for me it is based off of the children’s age. For the young ones I typically put candy in and for the older I’ll add some quarters or dollars if they’re lucky. I tend to hide a lot so it is easy to incorporate everyone if wanted because everyone is till a kid at heart.
  2. The egg and spoon relay race. You simple have a team (two or more) and one at a time you take turns racing with an egg balancing on a spoon. The point is to race down to a point and back then trade off to your partner. The first team to finish wins.

Food

This is where most of the work can come into hosting a brunch. One option is to let people bring some items with them. The other is to try and prepare most of your food ahead of time and simply warm up just before brunch. Here is a delicious Canadian Bacon Cheese Quiche:

Prep time: 30 min     Total time: 1 hr 30 min

Serves: 8 people

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll out dough to a 12-inch round. Put in a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edge. Back until edge is lightly golden, around 20 minutes.
  2. While backing the dough in a large skillet, melt butter over medium to high heat. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden, around 8 minutes. In a medium bowl
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream. Then add the onion, Canadian bacon, and cheese. Season with 1/s tsp of salt and ¼ tsp of pepper. Whisk to combine.
  4. Pour into crust and bake until center of quiche is just set, around 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Cook’s Note:

To store, refrigerate cooled quiche and cover. Can stay for up to 3 days. To reheat, cover with foil and place in oven at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.


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