Columbus, OH  (Food News)  The holidays are a joyful time of year, but preparing meals during this busy season can cause some unwanted stress. When friends and family come into town to celebrate, the main meal on those big days tends to get the most attention. But it’s easy to make overnight or early-arriving guests feel special by waking up their senses with a deliciously simple breakfast casserole for a welcomed morning surprise.

Bob Evans understands and respects the importance of family meal time during the holidays. The company offers a vast line of food products and delicious recipes as convenient meal solutions to help moms and dads avoid spending hours in the kitchen, especially when the house is filled with guests.

“The main course is usually the most significant part of any holiday gathering, but don’t overlook the appeal of a warm, home-cooked breakfast,” says Bob Evans Executive Development Chef David Eisel. “You can still impress your company while saving time with a delicious, pre-prepared breakfast like my family’s favorite, the Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole.”

An easy way to serve an appealing and effortless breakfast to a large group is by using recipe-ready refrigerated products like Bob Evans Original Roll Sausage, which can be found in many local grocery store meat cases. With many Bob Evans recipes requiring only 10-15 minutes of prep time, families can spend less time slaving over the stove and more time with each other.

Learn how to cook like a pro and make time in the kitchen easier with some simple tips from Chef David:

  • Plan according to group size. When there’s a big group of visitors, plan to serve meal that can accommodate everyone such as a casserole. Don’t forget to anticipate people hoping for seconds!
  • Dry out those veggies. To avoid soggy casseroles and other meals, let frozen vegetables thaw out and allow them to dry before mixing them in with other ingredients.
  • Prep and refrigerate overnight. Instead of waking up early to prepare a hot breakfast for company, get all of the work done the night before. Set your table, combine your ingredients in the casserole dish and refrigerate it overnight. That way, all that’s left to do it pop it in the oven the next morning.

Bob Evans’ commitment to family mealtime means that the company stands behind the quality of the food it produces. By using real ingredients in its products, Bob Evans guarantees a wholesome and delicious dining experience for every family. Bob Evans Sausage is made with only premium cuts of pork and showcases the difference that farm-fresh goodness makes in meals.

“Quality is in the DNA of Bob Evans Food Products,” says Eisel. “When families use our products, they can be confident in the superior taste of their cooking and spend more time creating lasting holiday memories.”

For more information about Bob Evans Food Products, visit www.bobevans.com. For more simple and delicious ideas for breakfast and entertaining recipes, visit www.bobevans.com/recipes. Sign up for BEmail to receive great offers on their recipe-ready sausage rolls and other convenient products.

About Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans and Mimi’s Café brand names. At the end of the third fiscal quarter (Jan. 28, 2011), Bob Evans owned and operated 561 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States, while Mimi’s Café owned and operated 145 casual restaurants located in 24 states, primarily in California and other western states. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is also a leading producer and distributor of pork sausage and a variety of complementary homestyle convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names. For more information about Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevans.com.



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