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Since Valentine's Day fell on a Thursday this year, many couples arranged for dinner dates over the weekend. Let's keep up the momentum with more post Valentine's Day love. Wake up your sweetie with a romantic breakfast tray. Perhaps a flower from the bouquet, a thank you card and plate of my Sourdough French Toast.
Sourdough French Toast
Hit the snooze button. Roll over and fluff up a pillow. This is breakfast in bed food. Reschedule that morning workout routine, let the dog out and indulge a little. My Sourdough French Toast is a savory, sweet change from eggs and bacon. The smell and taste of cinnamon and vanilla extract infused in a slice of buttery sourdough bread is just enough to wake up the whole house with just little more love to start the week.
In the Kitchen
It looks like we fussed. After all presentation is everything. Pull out that serving tray, use a special plate and colorful cloth napkin. You know diva style is quick and easy. A pan, a bowl, a whisk and just a few ingredients. Wha la!
Now is the time to use your "good robe" and grab the remote so you can quickly change the station in case an excerise infomercial comes on.
Tyrese - Lately
Play this an earn some brownie points. The lyrics and smooth melody will tame the savage beast...in case your not a "morning person." Learn the lyrics or just one verse and try your best acapella. Head bob.
Spread the toast with soften butter and top with warm butter pecan syrup. Serve with a hearty side of breakfast ham or try my Strawberry Breakfast Jam as an alternative topping. Jam recipe can be found in the January 2013 Archives. Finished! Tray to the side table. Yawning...
As always, Look Good, Cook Good and Entertain in Style!
LEMON KISS SHOOTER
In The Kitchen
Light, fresh lemon flavors are compatible with most cuisine, making this the perfect after dinner dessert. The serving presentation is petite but there’s enough of the mixture to make at least 8 shooters in case you want to sneak back to the kitchen for another shot in the middle of the night. Go ahead and schedule your spa service, because this recipe prep is quick and simple as always. Ting!
Dwele - My Lova
Love this man's music and his look. You know we have to multitask. Cook and dance. While the pudding is setting in the refrigerator, get in front of the mirror and brush up those dance moves in your Valentine‘s Day outfit.
Excuse me...This is swag music.
2 cups of Cold Milk
3.4 oz Instant Vanilla Pudding mix
6 oz can Lemon Pie Filling
1 cup Extra Creamy Cool Whip
½ teaspoon Lemon Extract
Salted Pretzel Sticks
Make instant pudding as directed and add 1/3 teaspoon of lemon extract and cup of Extra Creamy Cool Whip. Chill for 5 - 10 minutes. Crush a hand full of the pretzel sticks in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, leaving small chunks. Set aside.
Bottom to top, Pretzel crumbs, Lemon Chiffon pudding, Lemon pie filling. Top with Extra Creamy Cool Whip. Keep the ready made ingredients in covered containers and reassemble when you’re ready for another shot.
Smooches and as always, Look Good, Cook Good and Entertain in Style.
Heidi L. Smith