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Romantic Valentine's Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas
Treat your love to the best breakfast in bed
Arrange a comfortable and romantic breakfast in bed for your Valentine! It's fun to pamper your sweetheart with tasty dishes and a prettily laid out tray.
People sometimes worry that serving breakfast in bed will be too messy, or too much trouble. But by planning ahead, you can make a delightful impression and show your love with panache.
The breakfast tray in the picture is set with pretty rose-patterned china, and covered with a vintage tea towel that was embroidered with pink hearts by my maiden great-aunt. The bed, too, is covered with a rose-patterned quilt and pillows.
Here's some ideas and recipes to help you set up a similar romantic scene. It will be a sweet gift for your true love, and a pleasure for you!
Pecan Pancakes with Strawberries Recipe
Make lavish special pancakes for a romantic breakfast.
- Spoon the batter into a Heart-Shaped Pancake Ring to make heart-shaped pancakes!
- Add a few drops of red food coloring to make pink pancakes.
- Warm stoneware plates in the oven, then put them on the counter to keep the finished pancakes warm without drying out.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 2 cups flour (whole wheat or unbleached white)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 6 sliced strawberries
- Preheat griddle or skillet to 375 F
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
- In a smaller bowl, mix the milk, eggs, and oil.
- Pour liquid ingredients into flour mixture and stir until just mixed.
- Stir in pecans.
- Lightly grease skillet
- Spoon 4 to 5 teaspoons of batter for each pancake
- Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side until golden.
- Garnish with sliced strawberries.
Loving Heart Eggs
Always sunny-side up, these cheerful fried or steamed eggs bring romance to your every-day breakfast. Tip: Warm a plate in the oven as you cook the eggs, then slide them onto it to keep warm while you prepare the rest.
Boiled eggs can be molded and then sliced into hearts, and deviled or used to garnish a salad.
Tips: Use small eggs. After boiling, remove the shell and close the egg in the mold. Then place the mold in ice water for 15 minutes to make the egg hold its shape.
Mold a boiled egg and slice it to get two white-and-yellow hearts for your breakfast tray! Makes pretty deviled eggs, too.
Valentine's Day Heart-Shaped Cooking Utensils
Delightful heart-shaped utensils add fun to breakfast preparations, and make great Valentine's Day gifts, too!
Hearts Measuring Cups
Heart Pancake Turner
Romantic Breakfast Tray Settings
Set the bed tray prettily with colored tableware and elegant cloth napkins. Use smaller plates so as not to crowd the eating area. Tip: Put serving dishes on the bedside table or bureau, and bring them to your sweetheart as needed!
Choose colors and styles of tableware to suit the recipient's personality. Here is a lovely example of pink ceramic tableware that even has heart-shaped plates!
Pink Cup and Saucer
Pink Heart Plate
Pink Place Setting
Make the Bed Comfy
A romantic breakfast in bed can be comfortable and elegant, and fun to organize, too! You can lean against piled pillows, or use a bedrest for more support. They're also great to have around for reading, crafting, or watching movies in bed.
An elegant wooden tray with a wide lip will keep the plates from sliding off. Get one with legs that fold up, so you can use it either with the legs down, or flat on your lap.
To keep clean and neat, spread a flirty dishtowel over your chest and lap. Spread a second pretty towel on the tray as a tablecloth. A package of wet wipes on the tray helps with quick clean-up.
Wooden Bed Tray
Sweethearts Towel Set
More Romantic Breakfast Recipes
- Heart-Shaped French Toast with Strawberry Butter
French toast recipe made with Italian bread topped with flavored butter.
- Heart-Shaped Cherry Lemon Scones
Perfect finger food for breakfast.
- Pancake Art
A whole blog on making beautiful colored pancakes in fanciful shapes.
- Heart-Shaped Boiled Eggs
Easy way to mold a hard-boiled egg into hearts.
- Healthy Heart Fruit Kabobs
Healthy fruit sticks with a citrus yogurt dip.
© 2012 Valerie Proctor Davis