Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Day Breakfast in Bed

Whether you like it or not, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Maybe you're single, maybe you're coupled, but either way, this can be an anxiety-generating holiday.

Remember when you had Valentine's Day parties in elementary school? And they SHOULD have been fun because you got to skip math and eat cupcakes? But inevitably, you worried about getting enough valentines and were always sneaking peeks out of the corner of your eye at that popular girl's valentines box. (Overflowing, natch.)

And then in middle school, they had that carnations gig, where you could buy a flower and have it delivered to someone? Talk about nerve-wracking! Of course, I had a great group of girlfriends, so I always got enough 'friend' flowers and maybe it looked to others like there might be one from a boy mixed in there (and sometimes there was, OK!?!). 

So now as adults, there's a lot of grumbling about the commercialization of V-Day, as well as the 'I'm single' gripes, and the 'he should WANT to get me a nice gift, I shouldn't have to TELL him to' rants.

In the end, it makes a fine case for staying in bed on Sunday, with or without someone else. And if you want to hop up first, and make yourself a simple breakfast treat, I recommend Egg in a Nest. You know, where you cut a hole in the middle of a slice of bread and fry an egg in it?

Oh yeah. And Pinch My Salt put a holiday twist on it by using a heart-shaped cutter on her bread (which can be either really sweet or creepily vindictive).

Me? I'm off to the beach to visit my man, so that's it for me until Tuesday. I hope y'all have a nice weekend and try not to let the holiday stress you out, ok? It's supposed to be fun.


  1. Have a very nice Valentine's Day. I haven't even begun to think about what to do for my sweetie. It is my hope that we just keep things at home and do what we do at home on any given night. Keeping it simple.

  2. Looks yummie, and your advice is spot on. Have a great time in the sun.

  3. Hey Katie- Very nice writing...we do lots of preserves down here because we have such a bountiful growing season. I've learned to make all kinds of southern dishes and cook in a cast iron pot. You would love it so how bout an Egg in the Nest with a side of awesome cheese grits.
    Love, Susie Warble-Martin

  4. This looks so good Kate! I'm not very good at breakfast in bed--Noel and I are both such grumps before coffee! But something tells me we will do something special this V-day...perhaps breakfast at Cafe du Monde?!

  5. Kate, dahhhling. This is an excellent recommendation. Hope I wasn't one of the ranters ... Your breakfast smelled so good. You're an inspiring roommate. I hope my version of egg in a nest will be as delicious ... Cooked on a propane stove. Safe travels and wish me luck!

  6. hell yeah egg in a hole!! That is so funny- go look on my blog now!

    I'm glad we had each other in middle school to exchange carnations with!

    have fun in the bahamas!!!!! yay!!!