December 20, 2016

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Keep the Goodness of Vegetables in the Holiday Season with Birds Eye #AD

This holiday season, moms everywhere will wind up stuck in the kitchen, missing out on time that could be spent with their families making memories and traditions. Birds Eye wants moms to have more time to enjoy the "meals that matter most" with their families!

Birds Eye is helping families include the goodness of vegetables in the  holidays.
  • Create Memories and Traditions: Birds Eye makes holiday cooking easy enough for the kids to join in the meal prep and provides recipes so good you’ll want to make them together every year!
  • Save Time: Spend more time with family, and less time in the kitchen with quick, easy, delicious recipes with Birds Eye vegetables.
  • Keep Veggies on the Menu: Birds Eye makes it easy to include multiple vegetable options on your holiday table.
  • Frozen veggies provide as much nutrition as fresh, with added convenience and lower costs.
Here are some Birds Eye vegetable holiday recipes that are delicious, quick and easy to prepare.  Birds Eye is helping moms get what they want this holiday season – time with loved ones, holiday traditions, and keeping the goodness of vegetables in the holiday season!

Apple & Whole Grain Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Steamfresh® Protein Blends Italian Style, cooked according to packge directions
  • 2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded*
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts, finely chopped
Cooking Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange acorn squash halves cut-side down in shallow casserole dish with ½-inch water. Bake 30 minutes or until squash is fork tender
  3. Meanwhile in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium high heat and cook onion and apple, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in Italian Blend, cranberries and pine nuts
  4. Arrange squash cut side up and evenly fill with Italian Blend mixture and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Birds Eye® Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves: 8 to 10

Ingredients
  • 2 bags (16 oz. ea.) Birds Eye® Cut Green Beans, thawed and drained
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy French fried onions
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix green beans, soup, milk, 1 cup onions and pepper together in an oven-safe casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining onions and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until onions are crispy.
Italian Whole Grains Country Stuffing
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Serves: Makes 10 Cups

Ingredients
  • 1 bag Steamfresh® Protein Blends Italian Style, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 8 oz. sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) country style cubed stuffing
  • 2 Tbsp. finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped basil leaves

Cooking Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onion and celery, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until softened. 
  3. Add sausage and cook until browned. Stir in Italian Blend, broth and stuffing cubes. Toss until combined. Stir in Parmesan cheese and basil.
  4. Turn into large shallow casserole dish and bake 30 minutes or until heated through and top is golden brown

This holiday season I am saving time in the kitchen with the help of Birds Eye vegetables. All I have to do is head down the frozen food aisle and pick up some of our family favorites to help with the holiday meals.  I love that not only can you serve Bird's eye veggies alone or add them to your favorite recipe! 

I am loving the stuffing recipe with Birds Eye veggies and I plan making a corn casserole this Christmas with Birds Eye corn!  Do you have a favorite recipe that you add Bird's Eye veggies too?


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