Start Valentine’s Day With A Romantic Breakfast. Formal Attire Optional
Still need an idea for Valentine’s Day? Well, get some expert help from Larry, Moe & Curly.
If a romantic breakfast is how you plan to start Valentine’s Day, we have a suggestion for the menu. First, ‘separate two eggs’. No…wait…wrong holiday! Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!
Here are two recipes that look good to us, plus our suggestion as to which to use based on who will be doing the cooking.
Guys…If you’re cooking breakfast on Valentine’s Day for you and your Sweetheart, trust us…Bologna & Whipped Cream just won’t cut it! So try this:
Belgian Waffles with Cherry Sauce
1/4 c Sugar
2 ts Cornstarch
1/8 ts Cinnamon
1/2 c Orange juice
2 c Sweet cherries, pitted and halved
1 ts Grated orange peel
Sweetened whipped cream
2 c Flour
2 tb Sugar
1 1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
2 c Milk
1/2 c Melted butter/margarine
4 Egg separated
For Cherry Sauce: Combine sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon; add orange juice, cherries and orange peel. Bring to a boil over medium high heat; boil until thickened. Serve warm cherry sauce over waffles; top with sweetened whipped cream. For Waffles: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine milk, melted butter and egg yolks. Add to dry ingredients; stir just to moisten. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. TIP: Belgian waffles can be made ahead and frozen in freezer proof plastic bags or aluminum foil. Toast frozen waffles in toaster oven or bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Ladies…A special breakfast for your special guy might be this dish:
Valentine’s Day Stuffed French Toast
Breads, French, Breakfast
1 Loaf large diameter french bread
1/2 lb Breakfast sausage
1/2 Package bacon
1/2 c Milk
4 lg Eggs
1/4 c Sugar
1 ts Cinnamon
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
1/2 lb Boiled ham (thinly sliced)
1 Package American Cheese
In a large skillet fry the bacon and breakfast sausage, together but separately, until done. While the meat is cooking, slice the French bread into eight slices approximately 1 1/2″ to 2″ thick; then slice each slice 3/4 of the way through again. Mix the milk, eggs, sugar cinnamon and vanilla together into a batter in a deep bowl; set aside. Take up the bacon, sausage and ham and divide each into eight equal parts. Dip each piece of bread into the batter and submerge it so that both sides and edges are coated. Open each piece and put in one portion of the meat, bacon, and ham along with one slice of cheese and close the bread again. Fry the stuffed batter-coated bread slices in a lightly oiled skillet until golden brown on the outside and the cheese is melted on the inside. Serve two slices to a plate with your favorite garnishes and condiments.
Either dish should get the day off to a good start and guys, regardless of who cooks, make sure there’s flowers on the table and that you do the dishes for your Sweetheart!