Are you all ready for V-day?! I am a procrastinator myself. I probably won't get my hubs or my kids anything until next Monday, that's just how I roll for the most part! I do have my boy's Valentines for his class purchased, so at least I have done something.
So thinking ahead about next week, I have decided to share with you a couple of strawberry recipes (because no food says Valentines quite like a strawberry!). I try and make my husband a yummy breakfast on Feb. 14th (even though it is almost painful for me to wake up when he does :) This first yummy recipe is something a little different and the components can be prepped ahead of time (aka the night before). Not to mention they are pretty, and your husband will be impressed.
Sweet Berry Bruschetta
10 slices french bread, 1/2 inch thick5 tsp sugar, divided
6 oz. fat free cream cheese (I used the lower fat kind)
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3/4 c. fresh blackberries (I used strawberries this time)
3/4 c. fresh raspberries
1/4 c. slivered almonds, toasted (I had sliced on hand)
2 tsp. powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting
Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; lightly coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, almond extract, powdered sugar, and remaining sugar. Spread over toasted bread. Top with berries and almonds; dust with powdered sugar.
Recipe Source: my friend Melinda Christensen
Next up, a warm stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast! French toast is fabulous any day, anytime. This one has the yummy cream cheese layer in the middle that just makes regular old french toast that much more decadent. Your sweetie will feel special if they wake up to these! Not to mention the syrup is something delicious all in itself...save the leftovers for pancakes the next day.