Surprise your sweet someone this Valentine’s Day with a breakfast menu made with lots of love and TLC.
How do you prove your love on Valentine’s Day? Some enthusiasts might say you need to plan a swanky dinner on a city barge, or surprise your true-love with a string quartet—but we think Valentine's Day begins much sooner than the dinner hour. How about a breakfast for two that will let your bleary-eyed darling know just how much you care, even when comfy PJs are the attire?
Here are a few tips on making the meal special:
- Hit Your Honey's Sweet Spot: Whether your baby is crazy for crispy bacon or a sucker for quiche, show you remember and admire the person’s tastes with a personalized menu. This may require a few sneaky questions in the weeks leading up, but it will be well worth it when your sweetie sees you made everything with him or her in mind.
- Loving Shapes: A little bit of cheesiness is always well received on V-Day. Shape fluffy pancakes (or even eggs) into hearts using a pancake mold, arrange French toast to spell out “I Love You,” or use heart shaped pans to mold baked goods. The overwhelming theme of love will result in a good laugh and if you’re lucky—a kiss or two.
- Sweet Surprises: Go above and beyond the expected by preparing a few items the person isn’t familiar with but you have a good feeling will be adored. A bowl of strawberries dipped in white chocolate always make for a nice addition, while just about no one can resist a basket of sweet homemade buns. Still clueless? Consult our romance heavy breakfast recipes below.
—By Emily Arno
Door County, Wis., dried cherries stud these flaky scones.
Bananas, pecans, and some butter and honey make these whole-wheat pancakes what breakfast should be.
Creamy eggs get a generous helping of summer flavor. A dash of cream makes them super velvety.
A make-ahead breakfast or brunch casserole that will sate every sweet-tooth at the table.