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A Practical Way to Say Thank You

A Practical Way to Say Thank You

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    • Prep what you can, buy what you can’t, and give as many components as possible.
    • If there are perishable items in your gift, be sure to let the host or hostess know right away.
    • Include printed recipes or recipe cards, but also send digitally so they can read them off their phone or tablet.

Whipping up a multi-dish gourmet breakfast the Friday morning after Thanksgiving? Not high on most hosts’ lists. Breakfast bought and prepped by you? A thoughtful and practical way to show gratitude for Thursday’s feast!

Of all the ways you might say thank you to your hosts, a gift that makes life easier is always well received. And one that cuts tasks from the day after a busy holiday celebration is as inspired as it is useful. Present any of the following ideas in reusable airtight Snapware storage containers, and your gift gets double-duty props, too.

HEARTY HASH IN A FLASH

Warm up their late-fall Friday morning with a delicious and quick-to-make hash. This recipe even uses up leftover turkey and vegetables! Save your hosts a bit more time by dicing the potatoes and onions, and storing them in the 4-cup and 1-cup containers, respectively, from the SNAPWARE® 4-PC. GLASS SQUARE VALUE PACK WITH TOTAL SOLUTIONTM LIDS. Add a loaf of your favorite crusty bread, a dozen eggs and a bottle of fresh orange juice, and your friends will have all they need for a filling and tasty breakfast!

FEATURED RECIPE: LEFTOVER BREAKFAST HASH

Dig into a hearty medley of seasoned potatoes, onions and garlic mixed with an assortment of Thanksgiving (or other) leftovers, and topped with a fried egg. Great for a group, this tasty hash is easy to reheat and serve again the next day, too! GET THE RECIPE

THYME FOR A TWIST ON OATS

Wake up ho-hum oatmeal with the elegant flavors of lightly sautèed asparagus and mushrooms, fresh thyme and a sprinkle of Parmesan. Either cook up a batch of rolled oats ahead of time and store in a SNAPWARE 3-CUP SMALL RECTANGLE WITH TOTAL SOLUTIONTM LID, or include a package of dry quick-cooking oats along with the veggies, a wedge of Parmesan cheese, fresh herbs and eggs.

FEATURED RECIPE: SAVORY OATMEAL WITH FRIED EGGS

Sautèed veggies, Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme elevate the flavor of hot cereal from simple to sophisticated. And this recipe is a cinch to double or halve, as needed. GET THE RECIPE

MAKE IT HEAT-AND-EAT EASY

How about giving a dish you can entirely put together the day before? It’ll hang out in their fridge overnight, and all they have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning. Need ideas? Try our sun-dried tomato and kale egg bake or French toast casserole, and include fresh berries and a selection of gourmet coffees or teas.

LET COOKS COMPLETELY OFF THE HOOK

Make it ultra-easy for your hosts to give all appliances (except the coffeemaker) a rest with these ready-to-eat ideas.

  • Breakfast mix or granola, fresh fruit, yogurt and other fixings for parfaits
  • Homemade coffee cake
  • Fresh bread, scones or other pastries from a local bakery
  • Assorted bagels, cream cheeses and nut butters

For hosts who haven’t had a minute to think past Thursday, a gift of breakfast will be a boon. However, if you know they already have a day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast tradition, or plans like hitting Black Friday sales early and eating breakfast out, we’ve put together a list of other gifts and ideas for thanking your host here.

YOUR TURN: As a host, what kind of breakfast would you most like to receive?