Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cheesy Eggs

The Meaning of Brunch by Generation

Brunch, dating back to the late 1800s and originating in the United Kingdom, is a meal eaten mid-morning usually containing elements of breakfast and lunch foods. While going out for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays has been on the rise the last couple years and usually involves sipping on alcoholic beverages such as mimosas and bloody Mary’s, the “brunch” concept has different meanings from person to person and generation to generation. Plus, it’s not even always consumed during the mid-morning hours. The Easy Home Meals team wanted to share our own unique side of what brunch means to us and each of our generations.

Breakfast Wraps

Enjoy National Egg Month with SpEGGtacular Recipes

According to mom, breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but sitting down for a plate of scrambled eggs is not always the norm these days. The flavors and ingredients that now excite our palettes are much different, which means the rise in egg consumption throughout the day is no surprise. With so many varieties and EGG-cellent combinations, celebrating National Egg Month is a cinch no matter what meal of the day!

Memorial Day Cookout

Fire up the Grill for Memorial Day Festivities

Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of summer, but do you know the actual meaning of this holiday? Observed on the last Monday of May, this American holiday honors the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. Initially, the commemoration was known as Decoration Day, but when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968, Memorial Day was established and given a definitive date to create a three-day weekend.[1]

Family and friends come together on this day for barbecues and outdoor activities to rejoice that summer has arrived and to celebrate America’s heroes. We’ve got great tips and recipes for you to join in the celebration – but before firing up the grill, brush up on some barbecue safety tips.  One useful tip is to make sure to use a clean platter when removing cooked meat from the grill (don’t use the same plate that held raw meat or poultry). We’ve also listed out a variety of tasty Memorial Day options to include in your menu this weekend.

Hamburgers

Get Grilling for National Barbecue Month!

Between all of the holidays and special events, May is a jam-packed month full of delicious food occasions—not to mention it’s also National Barbecue Month! Who doesn’t love the smell and taste of outdoor grilling? With grilling season upon us, running from May-September, 85 percent of consumers say burgers are the top choice for any BBQ. But before you fire up the grill, it’s important to get a refresher on how to prepare your grill and the tools you need to have a safe and successful barbecue! 

Tropical Teriyaki Kabobs

Be a Theme Player and Throw a Fabulous Party That Won’t be Forgotten

Don’t let the pressures of hosting a party discourage you from entertaining- it’s your time to host a themed party! More than 27 percent of people readily admitted that they are most stressed when preparing meals for a dinner party, according to a recent NFRA survey[1]. With a few simple steps, any party can come together in a cinch, just follow along as we provide tips and tricks for how to throw the party of the century!

Grilled Pizza

Staples for Healthy Grilling

May is National Barbecue Month and I have to admit – I love grilling. Having outdoor barbeques is one of my favorite things about summer because it helps us put together healthful meals in minutes without heating up the kitchen. Even better, there’s hardly any clean-up to do afterwards. In order to put last minute lunches or dinners together on the grill, here are top foods that are essential for keeping on hand.

Lemon Kiwi Trifle

It’s Mother’s Day! Alleviate the Stress & Surprise Your Mom with a Meal She Won’t Forget

In our opinion, moms should be celebrated all year long, but since Mother’s Day is given a special day (May 11), we are letting everyone in on a little secret- ask not what your mom can do for you, but what YOU can do for your mom! To make this Mother’s Day memorable, celebrate the love you have for you mom with a leisurely brunch, dinner with the family and sweets to end the night.

Strawberry Shortcake

Treat Yourself This May With Strawberry Month!

What’s better than a food holiday? A month-long food holiday! That’s right, it’s National Strawberry Month, and there’s even more reasons to celebrate in May with Pick Strawberries Day on May 20 and National Strawberries and Cream Day on May 21. Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat as many strawberries as you want? (Like you need an excuse…)