Valentines Day breakfast in bed is so much better than Valentines Day dinner; no crowds to contend with, no overpriced entrees, and no pants if you dont want to put them on. So we curated six easy Valentines breakfast in bed menus, to serve and eat wherever you want to.
Waking up is hard to do for many of us. But not so much when the one you love hands you a special drink and a homemade mealall while youre still in your PJs snuggled under the covers. So this Valentines Day, give what youd want. And you get to indulge too. Treat yourselves to one of these three make-ahead breakfasts instead of an overpriced dinner. Do whatever prep you can the night before, and enjoy it with your bed buddy.
Then you can both swoon over the food, presented, of course, in proper style.
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But if breakfast in bed doesnt suit you, trying makingdessert for two, or invite a few other couples over that night and throw a beautiful party for Valentines Day. Not into this particular holiday? Fight the powers-that-be and learn how to throw a badass Anti-Valentines Day party.
If you love the thought of dining in first thing in the morning, just read on.
The Egg Came First Menu
First up on our breakfast-in-bed menus for snuggle bunnies, this is one for lovers of the incredible, edible egg.
This yolk-colored drink is packed with orange juice, which is a great morning complement to the rich, savory main dish coming next. And to make it feel more festive, theres ginger beer and sparkling apple cider in this alcohol-free mixed morning drink. Get our Autumn Chiller recipe.
Prepare this dreamy, rich, eggy breakfast dish the night before, all except the cooking. Youll use a whopping dozen eggs for this dish. Put that dish in the refrigerator to set overnight, and then wake up about 1 hour, 15 minutes before your bedmate. All youll need to do is preheat the oven and slip it inside for an hour. Get our Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe.
As either a side dish or a breakfast dessert, a fruit salad celebrating the winter spoils (in Florida, at least) is a great finishing touch. The burst of color will make the plate look pretty too. Get our Zesty Lime and Ginger Winter Fruit Salad recipe.
The Baller Beau Menu
When only the very best will do for your beloved.
If mimosas are acceptable in the a.m., then so is this. But while Champagne cut with OJ in the morning is just your basic brunch, Champagne served with nothing but a little ginger liqueur and halved kumquats is baller. Go ahead and break out the good stuff. Get our Kumquat Sparkler recipe.
Lobster alone would make soft scrambled eggs out of this world, but add silkycrme frache and briny caviar and it leaves the stratosphere. Get our Lobster Scrambled Eggs with Caviar and Crme Frache.
A fruit course seems called for, but after that main event, you dont need to be showy. Vanilla-speckled drunken prunes are understated yet luxurious after a soak in red wine and port. Serve with toasted pound cake and whipped cream or mascarpone, just a touch. But by all means, add a few flakes of edible gold leaf on top. Get our Drunken Prunes recipe.
The Healthy Honey Menu
For those who like to keep it clean.
The kiwifruit is considered a superfood, since its packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also gives a bright green color and tangy-sweet, tropical taste to this healthy soda alternative. Sweetened with agave and topped off with club soda, its a fizzy way to wake up. But if you want to make a pink drink, just replace the kiwi and lime with blood orange instead, then adjust the agave based on the sweetness of your fruit. Get our Kiwi Soda recipe.
While these healthy breakfast sandwiches cant be made ahead, they hardly take any time; and an active valentine might not want to laze about in bed anyway, so dont be surprised if they join you in the kitchen. Youll top multigrain toast with sauteed kale or spinach, fried eggs (organic, please), and kalamata olives, but the addition of a little feta and creamy avocado keeps it from feeling too austere. And if youve got a vegan valentine, just leave off the feta and replace the fried egg with a vegan scramble. Get our Healthy Open Face Breakfast Sandwich recipe.
For a sweet ending, toss together seasonal winter fruitstangerines, apples, pears, pomegranate seeds, and more kiwiin a maple-lime dressing with some poppy seeds for crunch. Get the Vegan Winter Fruit Salad.
The Chocolate Connoisseurs Choice Menu
Because, hey, it is Valentines Day, and chocolate neednt just come in a heart-shaped box.
A mocha might be more traditional in the morning, but if there was ever a time to be extra decadent, its now. And homemade hot cocoa is the perfect blend of easy and impressive (not to mention, it tastes way better than the pre-made powder). The coconut milk gives a slightly tropical flavor thats deliciously different. Get our Coconut Hot Chocolate recipe.
Treat them to double the chocolate and no end of nostalgia with these homemade toaster pastries (that are actually baked in the oven). You can make them a day or two ahead of time, then gently reheat before you bring them upstairs. But dont dally, as theyre definitely best when still warm and melty inside (like your heart when you behold your S.O., right?). Get our Double Chocolate Pop Tarts recipe.
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To help lighten things up, serve a banana-based fruit salad with kiwi, mango, papaya, and crunchy cocoa nibs to carry out the chocolate theme but in an intriguingly bittersweet way. Get our Tropical Fruit Salad with Cacao Nibs recipe.
The Pastries for Life Menu
For those who are apt to say I dough.
Bicerin is an Italian espresso drink with hot chocolate and heavy cream, the perfect complement to a morning pastry or two. Get our Bicerin recipe.
Eggs, chorizo, cheese, scallions, and cilantro are stuffed inside these flaky pastry pockets. Serve them with some sour cream and salsa, everything made the day before. Reheat and enjoy. Get our Breakfast Empanadas recipe.
We dont care that empanadas and scones seem like a curious combination. Unlikely pairings can create something beautiful, dont you think? Flaky and moist if done right, your breakfast can end on a slightly sweet note. Add freshly whipped cream for the scones, silly. Get our Raspberry Scones recipe.
The Eat Dessert First Menu
For when chocolate isnt the answer, but a sweet tooth still needs satisfying.
Mix up that standard mimosa idea with a cranberry-laced version. Its like a blushing cocktail juice packed with good-for-you vitamin C, yet a little naughty in the morning too. Get our Valentini recipe.
Its French toast that you dont have to stand over the frying pan to make, loaded with pecans, raisins, and maple syrup for a crunchy, custardy breakfast treat. Get our French Toast Casserole recipe.
Is it dessert or is it breakfast? Who cares? We love to blur the lines when it comes to enjoying what we want. Graham crackers go upscale in this fruit-and-yogurt trifle. Get our Honey-Ginger Pear Trifle recipe.