Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re celebrating with a brunch for two, but this menu could be expanded for a family or even a group of friends. The key to entertaining is always in the details for me, so don’t forget to include lots of pink or red and hearts!!
BAKED HERBED EGGS
6 slices bacon
1/4 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
2Tbs Parmesan cheese
1/4tsp fresh rosemary, minced
1/4tsp fresh thyme, minced
1tsp fresh parsley, minced
pinch of salt
1/4tsp black pepper
Cook bacon until partially cooked then wrap each piece inside the sides of a greased muffin tin. Combine the eggs, cheese, herbs, salt & pepper and whip with a fork. Fill each lined muffin cup ¾ full with the egg mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 mins or until the cups are golden brown and set. Serve immediately!
(An alternative would be to cook and chop the bacon and add to egg mixture, then bake in greased ramekins)
2 baking potatoes cut into 1/2” slices
1Tbs melted butter
4 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
4oz shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2tsp chopped fresh rosemary
Dip potatoes in butter then place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins , turn over for another 15 mins. or until browned on both sides. Top with bacon, cheese and rosemary, then continue baking until the cheese melts.
VALENTINE BRUNCH SKEWERS
Place strawberries cut in half (don’t they look like hearts!)on skewers or alternate with donut holes and blueberries!
CARROT CAKE BRUNCH COOKIES
1 mashed banana
1/3c crushed pineapple (well drained)
1/2c shredded carrots
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1tsp dark molasses
1 1/2tsp pumpkin pie spice
1c old fashioned oatmeal
2Tbs chopped walnuts
Combine applesauce, crushed pineapple, extract, molasses and spice, then when blended add banana and shredded carrot. Stir in dry ingredients, combine until well blended and set aside for 10 minutes. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and flatten into rounds. Bake at 350 degrees for 39-40 minutes or until golden. Make 6 large cookies.
CLASSIC ORANGE JULIUS
6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
1c lowfat milk
1/4c powdered sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
8-10 ice cubes
Combine all the ingredients except the ice cubes in a blender and process until smooth and frothy. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth
Variation: Add frozen strawberries instead of the ice cubes
“Above all, love each other deeply,
because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
I Peter 4:8-9