Ever thought of planning an impromptu sleepover with that long-time love interest sans jammies?
If you’ve dreamed of a waking up next to your delicious lover AND a sumptuous breakfast to stoke the fires of sunrise amore, I hope this recipe helps.
You think your true-love may not be of the same mind? Have you ever thought about forwarding this little post to your lover to remind them that you are a precious gem worthy of great care?
Surprise your sweetie with breakfast in bed, complete with a mimosa based on Les Etoiles bubbly from one of my favourite home-grown Canadian wineries. It’s a bit pricey compared to my usual Segura Viudus, but doesn’t your first sleepover demand a little pomp and ceremony my sweet, dreamy, darling? Add a little orange juice and voila – good lovin’ in the morning guaranteed.
You may also need to prepare your love a pot of joe, just in case they need some internal motivation.
My suggested breakfast in bed also gives you baking time to freshen up while it’s baking.
I present to you ladies and gentlemen – Abbracciando le Uova Pomodori (or, as we say in English, eggs in a tomato).
4 large beefsteak tomatoes (fresh from the garden is always best)
2 tbsp. fresh basil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
4 thickly sliced pieces of fresh bread (sourdough and pumpernickel are both yummy)
1 halved clove of garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2) Cut the top off of tomatoes and scoop out seeds and pulp.
3) Place the tomatoes in a lightly oiled baking dish.
4) Break an egg into each tomato. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper. Add basil and sprinkle with the cheese.
5) Bake for about 20 minutes until the egg whites are set and the yolk is still runny (or longer if your true love prefers the yolks solid).
6) Rub the garlic clove over the bread and drizzle each piece with oil. Bake under broiler watching closely until the bread is golden.
7) Place each tomato on a slice of bread .
***You get luscious lover points for brining breakfast in bed.
You get triple points for arranging it on a tray with the mimosa, coffee/tea, the daily news and a beautiful flower.***
May I suggest an appropriate song for my delicate morning doves?