Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day

Be my Valentine
It happens every year, and every year I am never really ready for it. This year is no different. I decided to dust of an old post from this blog and update it a little bit. This Valentine’s Day why not treat yourself, a loved one, family member or friend to a delicious breakfast or dinner that goes the extra distance to show how much you care for them. Anyone can make a dinner reservation. How special is a breakfast or dinner that you make yourself?
Heart shaped Jello and molds
To pull this off you're going to need some heart shaped molds. You can buy them at your local gourmet cooking store. Can you guess what I'm making here?
Heart shaped French toast
Get out your favorite French toast recipe ingredients and make up some heart shaped French toast pieces, served with real butter, real vanilla extract and real maple syrup. You can try mine if you like.
Use the real ingredients... It's Valentines Day

3     large      Eggs (beaten)
1/4  cup        Milk
1     tsp.        Vanilla, add to eggs
8     slices     White Bread (slightly stale)
as needed     Butter
as needed     Pure Maple Syrup**
as needed     Powdered Sugar
as needed     Cinnamon, add to eggs
as needed     Butter, shortening, oil, or Pam (for frying)
Kiddie Cocktails for the children
Break the eggs into bowl. Add the milk, vanilla and whisk these together. If you like cinnamon, sprinkle some on the top of the egg batter. For extra cinnamon flavor use cinnamon raisin bread.
Preheat your griddle to about 325-350ºF. Spray your griddle with Pam, or use a little butter, or shortening (more or less depending on the size of your griddle) to prepare the griddle, or pan that you are using. Dunk both sides of bread into egg mixture. Remove the slices of bread from the egg mixture and place onto the hot griddle. With the tip of your spatula, lift the edge of a slice so that you can see the bottom. When the bottom is golden, flip it over and cook the other side. When they are golden on the second side, remove from the pan and place on a platter. Stack each piece on the platter overlapping each other. Dot each piece with butter and dust with powdered sugar. Serve 3 heart slices per serving. Serve warm syrup on the side.

Breakfast is served!

For the children why not whip up some Kiddie Cocktails? Fill a champagne flute with 7UP and then add a couple of drops of Maraschino Cherry juice. Serve cold and garnish with a whole Maraschino Cherry.
For the adults a Mimosa is always a good choice. Fill a champagne flute or tulip glass half way with champagne or prosecco and then the remainder of the way with Orange juice. Garnish with a fresh strawberry, or a blood orange slice on the glass rim. What a great way to say Happy Valentine’s Day.  
7UP is a registered trademark of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2012 Dr Pepper/Seven Up 

© TMelle 1998-2012

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