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Want a new recipe that your whole family will love? Look no further than these ground chicken fritters! They’re savory, cheesy, and can be seasoned any way you’d like. Plus, the almond flour means they’re low carb and gluten-free! Serve them on a salad, on slider buns with a tasty sauce, with mashed potatoes & smothered in gravy, or as an appetizer with dipping sauce. They’re really versatile – get creative!
- 1 lb. Isernio’s ground chicken
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2/3 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese (grated)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- cooking oil of choice
Mix all ingredients (except cooking oil) in a bowl.
Heat 1 Tb. cooking oil on medium to medium-low heat. When oil shimmers, scoop meat with an ice cream scoop or soup spoon and use the back of the scoop/spoon to flatten it into a fritter. Fry 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Cook in batches and do not crowd the pan.
Making your Easter breakfast menu? We’d love for our sausages to get an invitation to the table. Here are seven recipes that would be great for the holiday – you can’t go wrong with any of them!
Italian Easter Pie: This traditional Italian Easter dish is packed with two pounds of meat, gooey cheese, and wrapped in a buttery crust. Make it the day ahead so you can be hands-off on Easter!
Apple Sausage Pan-Cake: This isn’t something you see every day! “Wow” the family with this sweet-and-savory delight.
Ground Chicken Breakfast Hash: This ground chicken and sweet potato breakfast hash is filling, nourishing, and loaded with sweet and savory flavors that will leave you coming back for more. Serve it with eggs on top!
Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Pastry Muffins: Puff pastry is formed in a muffin tin and loaded with breakfast sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, and eggs and then baked to crispy perfection. A great upscale twist on the standard egg cup!
Egg & Sausage Hash Brown Nests: These are so cute – they resemble spring on a plate!
Everything Bagel & Sausage Casserole: Everyone’s got their go-to breakfast casserole recipe. This one takes it up a notch with everyone’s favorite bagel!
Breakfast Sausage Bread: This stuffed, golden baked loaf is simple but impressive. A guaranteed hit!
The best recipes start with the best ingredients. Choose Isernio’s sausages – pork or chicken, classic, mild Italian, or hot – to make sure your Easter breakfast turns out amazing. Find them in a store near you!
Dinnertime can be a huge challenge for busy families. Between hectic schedules and picky eaters, the idea of sitting down to a meal can feel so stressful it’s hard to even try for family meals.
At Isernio’s, we want to help. Our ground chicken cooks up quickly and is a great component of a number of easy and flavorful meals. Here are several to try with your family – one is sure to make its way onto the weekly rotation!
Anytime Chicken Meatballs – Who doesn’t love meatballs? This oven-baked version will give you plenty of hands-off to pull together the rest of your meal. Serve them with pasta & sauce, mashed potatoes & gravy, or even barbecue sauce & coleslaw!
Creamy Skinny Pasta Casserole – Pasta night! This cheesy, savory baked pasta dish can be assembled in advance and popped in the oven for a satisfying, hands-off dinner.
Baja Chicken Tacos – Elevate taco night in a way that gets even the pickiest eater on board. Everyone chooses their own toppings so everyone gets a customized meal they love.
Thai Chicken Meatballs in Coconut Peanut Sauce – Serve this creamy dish over rice, noodles, or your favorite veggies!
Skillet Orange Chicken – Is the fam craving take-out? This version comes together faster than running to your local restaurant!
Homemade Chicken Nuggets – This is the one meal you’ll never hear a complaint about. These nuggets are packed with juicy, flavorful protein and invisible veggies. Make a bunch in advance and freeze them for a super-fast meal you can feel great about!
Chicken Parm Burgers – Chicken parmesan made simple. Burgers are always a hit, and these cheesy, sauce-y burgers will hit the spot with everyone in your family.
Glazed Japanese Chicken Meatballs on Skewers – Garlic-and-ginger-infused meatballs served on cute little sticks! Your kids will love this!
Chicken Fritters – Cheesy chicken fritters go great on salads, with sliced veggies, or with frozen tater tots or fries. They can be a fork-food for the grown-ups, and a finger food for the littles!
Breakfast casseroles are a popular choice for Christmas morning. They’re easy to cook, easy to eat, and many can be assembled the night before. If you’re looking for a special Christmas breakfast recipe to try this year, here are ten that are all loaded with sausage. Make them with your favorite variety of Isernio’s to make the morning extra special!
- Overnight Breakfast Sausage, Egg, and Veggie Strata: The title says it all – assemble the night before, and just pop it in the oven on Christmas morning. Couldn’t be easier!
- Sausage Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole: Do you have a tradition of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning? Make them next-level with the addition of sausage!
- Apple Sausage Pan-Cake: This sweet-and-savory oven-baked treat will become a new family morning favorite!
- Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole: Biscuits and gravy? Good. Biscuits and SAUSAGE gravy? Great!
- Holiday Breakfast Bake: No boxed ingredients here; just real food!
- Sausage & Cheese Grits Breakfast Casserole: A southern classic turned into a casserole.
- Breakfast Cowboy Casserole: This make-ahead casserole is hearty and filling, with French bread that soaks up the eggs to create an irresistible, fluffy texture.
- Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole: Do you have picky eaters? This casserole has tater tots, no veggies, and is bound to be a hit.
- Southwest-Style Low Carb Breakfast Casserole: You won’t even miss the carbs in this flavor-filled, satisfying casserole.
- Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Hashbrowns, and Cheese: Diced hashbrowns make this casserole reminiscent of country fried potatoes.
We here at Isernio’s wish you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of holidays. Here’s to a season of good food and full hearts; we’ll catch you again in the new year!
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Meals on Wheels does fantastic work for seniors in our community. This year has been especially difficult for many, and Meals on Wheels has stepped up their game. In 2020, they have averaged nearly 12,000 meals EACH MONTH to homebound seniors in Whatcom County. Most receive a week’s worth of frozen meals, bread, and milk for each delivery, but some seniors unable to reheat their own meals are visited daily with hot food. Not only does the provide them with a valuable source of nutrition, but it’s also an additional safety net for these vulnerable community members who receive more frequent contact and wellness checks simply by receiving a meal delivery.
Meals on Wheels also has a weekly drive-up meal distribution program where seniors can receive a hot meal and six additional frozen meals. This is a much-needed solution for those who were accustomed to visiting a local senior center for a hot meal pre-pandemic. This service is averaging 7,500 meals each month.
Overall, demand for food assistance through Meals on Wheels has increased a whopping 44% since the beginning of the pandemic, and we’re so thankful Meals on Wheels is able to meet the need. Recently we were able to volunteer with one of their distribution programs. In addition, Isernio’s has financially supported their fundraising efforts and contributed sausage to their weekly meal boxes.
If you know of a senior who is struggling, please share this amazing resource with them. And if you have the means, consider donating to support the cause. In this unprecedented year where so many are having a hard time, seniors have been hit especially hard. They’re at higher risk for COVID-19 complications, but they’re also at huge risk right now for undetected physical or mental health issues due to isolation. Meals on Wheels is caring for our seniors in a way that many others can’t right now – with both food and compassion.
Thank you to Meals on Wheels for all they’re doing in our community!
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that Thanksgiving celebrations will look a lot different than most of us are accustomed to. Instead of big gatherings with extended family, dinners will be smaller and more intimate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of the traditional dishes you love.
We’ve crafted a menu to help you celebrate this untraditional Thanksgiving with traditional flavors, just on a smaller scale.
Appetizer: Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels
These puff pastry pinwheels are the perfect snack to curb your hunger while waiting for the main meal.
Main Dish: Rock Cornish Hen Stuffed with Sausage
Don’t skip the poultry just because you’re not making a whole turkey! This recipe that serves 4 makes right-sized portions of the stars of the show: the bird and the stuffing!
You don’t have to skip your favorite side – but you don’t have to have a giant baking dish of it, either. This stove-top version is not only smaller, but healthier, too!
The mushrooms give this creamy risotto an earthy flavor that’s perfect for the holiday. This recipe serves 4-6 and is easily halved if you want an even smaller dish.
No need to make two dishes when one will do! This recipe blends two of your Thanksgiving tabletop favorites into one savory dish.
Salad sprinkled with the flavors and textures of the season is a perfect way to round out your meal.
Dessert: Easy Apple Tarts
Think you’ll have room for dessert? Make a tray of these!
Isernio’s is proud to be crafted with premium ingredients to make your holiday dishes shine. Check out our full line of products including traditional pork and chicken sausage, mild or hot Italian, and specially-seasoned ground sausage and chicken options. Though Thanksgiving won’t be the same, we hope you don’t let the small celebration temper your gratitude. COVID may have taken our gatherings, but it hasn’t taken our blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving. We’re grateful for you.
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