Thursday, February 13, 2014

Post-Valentines Breakfast

Hey, guys! Sorry, not done waxing on about Valentine's Day quite yet. It's on a Friday this year, which is much more exciting than when it falls in the middle of a school/work week and makes everyone's lives miserable. It also opens up a world of possibility. I'm going to propose something that will make your significant other/BFF/self/whoever really happy: extend the love right on out into the weekend.

C and I are embarrassingly obsessed with cooking breakfast. We have accumulated a very extended repertoire of egg, potato, tofu, waffle and pancake recipes from which to draw, and I have to say, we would make damn good brunch hosts. Breakfast/brunch totally rules, and it's a really fun thing to surprise someone with. Your SO thinks Valentine's Day is over on Friday night? Boom. Heart-shaped red velvet pancakes the next morning. What a fun surprise, and it'll show that for you, the romance never ends. Or, y'know, comfort your roomie who has given up on love entirely and make your own Galentine's Day with some insane waffle sushi. Whatever your situation, breakfast food makes everything better, and your recipient will be so happy you whipped up something special for them.

WAFFLE SUSHI. What the what?! This is a very neat recipe if you're an early bird who's looking to put 110% into a creative and fun V-Day breakfast.

mm, the classic Breakfast Parfait. This is a pretty little treat that gets a little Valentines flair with the strawberries. This would be great option for a health-conscious valentine (or a chef who is too sleepy to whip up a huge breakfast).

Yum! Red Velvet Pancakes! This is a Valentines staple, and it's sure to impress and delight. If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, this one's for you.

Spinach Artichoke and Brie Crepes with Sweet Honey Sauce. I could die. My breakfast taste skews more to the savory side lately, and these look totally amazing! Crepes can be a little tricky, but they're universally loved, and lend themselves to all sorts of fillings.

Heart-Shaped Egg in Toast. Martha Stewart, you never let us down. This is tried, true, and not too taxing. It's definitely the most literal interpretation of Valentines-themed breakfast food, and for that reason, is sure to draw a laugh and an appreciative smile.

What do you think — do you like the idea of Valentine's Weekend Brunch? What are your plans for the big day? Spill!


  1. Oh my god, these are all so precious. I think the most extensive breakfast K and I have had is probably eggos. And maybe milk. Hope you guys have an awesome weekend!

    1. haha aw that's good, too! I bet you would like this one and it's pretty easy: put frozen tater tots and onions in a skillet and mix em all up (hash browns-ish?) and scramble some eggs. Microwave some bacon if you're feeling crazy. Boom, diner breakfast.
      I hope your Valentines weekend is lovely! <3