Making a romantic brunch for your sweetie can be an intimidating experience for those who are not cooking experts! Why not keep things simple and surprise him with a savory frittata served with fresh fruit and a sweet specialty coffee drink?
Of course, you should set the scene by decorating the kitchen table in the colors of the season: pink and red! Be creative and incorporate these amorous colors into your linens and flowers. Display his Valentine prominently at the proper place setting.
Tuscan Shrimp Frittata
Makes 6 servings
1 package Contessa Shrimp Primavera
1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
In a 12-inch skillet, prepare Contessa Shrimp Primavera per instructions on package, using half the pasta.
Add sliced mushrooms and spinach. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from heat.
In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer Contessa Shrimp Primavera to a greased casserole dish and pour egg mixture over top. Do not mix.
Place in oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until center is set.
Top with parmesan cheese and serve.
Impress your Valentine with a sweet indulgence—a gourmet coffee drink you can make for breakfast in bed. This recipe can be made with a traditional coffee brewer or a Keurig® machine, making it easy to brew a coffeehouse-worthy creation.
Chocolate Cherry Eight O’Clock Coffee
1 rounded tbsp Eight O’Clock Coffee Original or Colombian Coffee per 6 oz cup (for brewing) OR
1 Eight O’Clock Coffee Original or Colombian Keurig® K-cup pack
2 chocolate covered cherry candies (such as Cella’s)
Whipped cream and maraschino cherry (optional)
Place the chocolate covered cherry candies at the bottom of the mug.
Pour freshly brewed coffee from pot over candies, or, if using a Keurig® brewer, brew coffee over candies, and stir until chocolate has melted.
Cream or milk is optional as this gets sweet and creamy all on its own.
Top with whipped cream and a cherry for an added touch.
Enjoy! And have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!