Valentine’s Breakfast?

It’s Valentine’s Day! Do you have something special planned?

I’ve only been to a restaurant twice on Valentine’s Day. The first time we could only get an early reservation. In order to accommodate more people, the wait staff quickly pushed us out the door instead of letting us savor the evening. The second time I went to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day the food was cold. I suspect they pre-cooked some of the favorite dinners in advance to save themselves the chaos in the kitchen during the rush. I decided going to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day is NOT romantic.  I’ve found the most romantic evening is found when the two of you cuddle together in your own home, in privacy. And if you like food as part of your romance, then there is nothing more romantic than cooking a great meal to share.

What’s more romantic than intimacy followed by breakfast in bed? Everyone loves breakfast for dinner….right? Here is a recipe from a great book called “Booty Food” by Jacqui Malouf. She has a passion for food and amusing writing style. Although I can’t say her recipes are low fat or gluten free, I can say they are fun for a special occasion slip off your normal routine. Besides, if you cook it yourself, you never have to wonder what quality ingredients you are eating.

Grand Marnier French Toast

  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 6 slices white rye bread (unseeded)
  • 4 TBLS butter


Combine eggs, milk, Grand Marnier, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and whisk well. Soak the bread in the egg mixture. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add bread and cook until crisp on the outside, about 3 minutes per side. Arrange French toast on a plate, garnish with orange slices and serve with warm maple syrup.