Need a fun and festive way to start out your Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, a school morning for most families. You may not have time to cook up an elaborate breakfast to celebrate–and your kids will be eating and bringing home plenty of sweets from school–so how about a simple, healthy meal for your littlest valentines?
Some households call this treat ‘Toad in a Hole’. In our house, it’s always been known as ‘Egg in a Frame’. Either way, it’s a favorite around here and on February 14th, it’s called Egg in a Heart.
- a large heart-shaped cookie cutter
- bread of your choice (one or two slices per person depending on their appetite)
- eggs (again, one or two per person)
- butter or nonstick cooking spray
- salt and pepper to taste
- Take your cookie cutter and punch out the middle of the bread with it.
- Heat a pan or griddle to medium heat. Either butter the bread or spray the pan and lay the bread in the pan. (I do the punched out piece too).
When the pan is hot enough, spray or add a little butter to the middle of the bread. Crack an egg into the heart (you can also scramble the egg first, if that’s what your kids prefer).
- Make sure that the heat is low enough that the bread doesn’t burn while the egg is cooking. Once the egg is mostly cooked, flip your bread to the other side to finish it off.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add some fruit on the side and you have a healthy, festive plate fit for your favorite valentine!