A quiche before egg dyeing: Hawley business sells take-and-bake Easter breakfasts
After years of admiring Elizabeth Vossen's delectably prepared and photographed dishes on Instagram, people started telling her they wished she could cook dinner for them. Now Vossen does that with The Homemade Dish, offering once-weekly home-cooked meal specials like her waffle-and-quiche breakfast boards for Easter.
HAWLEY, MINN. -- Have waffles, will travel.
That could be the motto for Elizabeth Vossen's waffle-boards-to-go, which have been selling like - well, hotcakes - through Vossen's new take-and-bake business, The Homemade Dish .
Vossen says the take-and-bake business sprouted from the food-blogging she does by the same name on Instagram . After years of admiring Vossen's delectably prepared and photographed dishes, people started telling her they wished she could cook dinner for them.
Now Vossen can do just that with The Homemade Dish, offering once-weekly home-cooked meal specials, which customers can pre-order for pickup. Operating out of the commercial kitchen at Kirk's Super Stop on Highway 10 in Hawley, Vossen sells everything from lasagna meals and meatloaf dinners to salad-bar boards and waffle boards.
When Vossen made waffle boards for Valentine's Day, she sold 60 of them - almost more than she could keep up with.
She is again offering take-out waffle and quiche boards for Easter weekend. As she plans to spend Easter out of town with family, she is giving people the option to order early for a Thursday pickup. The waffles heat up perfectly in a regular or toaster oven, she says, and all the quiche ingredients - including ham, Tillamook cheddar, Jarlsberg swiss, cream cheese and chives - are layered in a cup so they can be easily poured into a pie pan and baked.
"People are burnt out on cooking," Vossen says. "This way, there are no dishes and the prep is very minimal."
One waffle board will contain a dozen buttermilk waffles, a bottle of wild blueberry sauce, a container of sweetened orange cream cheese, a container of whipped honey-cinnamon butter and pre-measured eggs and ingredients for a quiche. Vossen includes instructions for finishing the dish.
The price for a board is $38 and customers will need to place their orders by Monday, March 29. All orders must be picked up on Thursday, April 1. Order by contacting Vossen at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact form on her website: www.thehomemadedish.com/contact/