Like most of you, the current economy has one thinking hard about spending money that isn't a necessity. For Valentines Day this year, Mr. L and I thought long and hard about what we wanted to do. With our 2nd wedding anniversary coming up in April and my birthday the month after that, we figured we'd have a pretty low-key Valentines.
Mr. L was sweet and told me that Valentines Day was for me, and that he would do whatever I wanted. So I chose for him to do the cooking and to go shopping with me. When I saw this breakfast on Pinch My Salt, I knew it was what I was going to ask for Mr. L to make for a start to our Valentines weekend. Since Mr. L is also a big lover of eggs, I figured it would be a great treat for both of us.
Note: Once the egg cooked it did spill a bit over the sides so the heart shape was lost in the final product. Doesn't really matter once you put the spare piece of bread on top of the egg. It might help to use a smaller egg, a bigger thicker piece of bread or a larger heart cutter.
The shopping part of the day was up at Stanford Shopping Center which I haven't been to in years. Yes, we made a stop by Sprinkles (more on that another time), but we also hit up Gourmet Franks and Andronicos. Both which yielded some great food.
Dinner for Valentines Day was a favorite of mine that Mr. L used to make for me when we first started dating. Scallops and Mr. L's famous Spicy Green Beans. Only this time he added an extra special treat. He wrapped the scallops in bacon...he even added an extra slice of bacon on top...just because. I do love this man. One of these days I'll have to have Mr. L give me the recipe for his spicy beans to post.
I couldn't let Mr. L be the only one to get spoiled for Valentines Day so I made treats from Joy The Baker for us.
Note: After cutting out the hearts, I had the "edges" of the rice krispy treats left. I just sort of smashed them together and spread leftover chocolate on it. I then cut this into squares and took them to work for treats for my office mates.
Do check out Joy the Baker and Pinch My Salt for some wonderful recipes. They are both wonderful inspiration for great things to cook throughout the year. Both the Egg in the Nest and the Heart Shaped Krispies would work great for birthdays, anniversary's or special occasions.