Nothing says “I love you” like a scratch-made breakfast. And this is especially true when Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend. This year it will be a Sunday, and you know what that means — time in the morning to relax and enjoy a decadent meal with the one you love, where the only thing on your minds is delicious food and each other.
Starved for inspiration? The heart-shaped treats and berry-infused deliciousness of these 30 romantic recipes for breakfast in bed will get your creative juices flowing.
There are no dos and don’ts for a romantic Valentine’s Day breakfast. You can make it whatever you want it to be. Here are some ideas:
Set the stage. Wake your boo slowly by teasing his seven senses. Light some incense or scented candles, turn on some soft music and get that coffee or bacon going.
Cafe ooh la la. If breakfast is intended to be a prelude to sex, you may want to start with a shot of joe. Animal studies have shown that a shot of caffeine increases motivation for sex. Plus, we just think those flower designs in foamed milk are so romantic.
Make it sweet. Studies have linked desire in females to the availability of fruit in springtime. Separate studies have shown fructose increases sperm motility. Upshot? Sweet breakfast treats like pancakes, waffles, muffins, loafs — anything with batter — plus colorful berries like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Whipped cream? Of course!
Add a buzz. Have a pour Kalua or Irish cream in your coffees or a shot of vodka in your orange or tomato juice. It is a Sunday, after all, and you’ll have earned a little nap after breakfast.
Serve in style. Presentation is everything, so go all the way and serve it up on a tray. It will certainly make any syrupy things easier to eat. Add a linen napkin and a flower for panache.
Make it memorable. Whether post-nosh cuddling, a flirty pillow fight or something more sexy is your speed, make it a Valentine’s Day morning to remember.
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