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Friday, February 10, 2012

Heart-y Pop Eyes - Valentine’s Breakfast | Family Economics

By Erin

When it comes to doing creative things in the kitchen to celebrate holidays, I try to keep things simple. I like to do something fun with common ingredients that doesn’t require too much brain power or time getting ready – especially for breakfast!

Here are some fun Valentine’s breakfast ideas:

•    Strawberries: Remove the stem, cut in half lengthwise and cut out a tiny bit at the top to make into a heart shape. Serve in cereal or granola.

•    Cinnamon Rolls: If you have more time on your hands, roll the flattened cinnamon roll with cinnamon/sugar mixture on top from both ends, to create a heart shape. Slice individual rolls off carefully and place into pan in heart shape. These could also be made the night before and placed in the fridge overnight.

•    Heart Shaped Pancakes: To make heart shaped pancakes, use a liquid measuring cup or pancake pen to pour the batter evenly. Start at the bottom and draw a line up at an angle to make one side of the heart, then go back down towards the bottom and then up at an angle in the other direction to make the other side of the heart. You might like these pink tinted Raspberry Almond Pancakes too!

•    Heart-y Pop Eyes: If you are looking for a savory dish try this recipe:

Heart-y Pop Eyes

Heart-y Pop EyesIngredients

8 slices of whole wheat bread
8 eggs
Non-stick cooking spray
Jelly, ketchup or salsa


•    Preheat an electric griddle or stovetop griddle.

•    Cut a heart shape into the center of each slice of bread.

•    Lightly butter the remaining edges on the bread.

•    Place it onto the greased griddle and then crack an egg and drop it into the center of the bread.

•    Let the egg cook for 1-2 minutes over medium low-medium heat.

•    Then once the egg has set enough on the bottom, flip it to cook the other side, for another 1-2 minutes.

•    Once the egg has cooked through, serve.

•    Repeat with all the bread and eggs.

Serve with ketchup, salsa, jelly or other condiment.

Makes 4 servings.

What do you call this recipe? Egg in a Hole? Toad in a Hole?

4 Comments so far

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On Thursday, February 16, 2012, Darlene from toronto wrote

I call it egg on a raft - amd often make it for my grandson.

On Monday, February 13, 2012, Tracy from Ohio wrote

We call it eggs in a basket!! My kids favorite!

On Monday, February 13, 2012, Kyle in Long Beach wrote

I grew up calling them (and still do) 'Hole-In-Ones" actually took me years to master the technique of cooking these is so easy to overcook or undercook the egg or the toast. A friend's mother once added bologna to this and i liked it but have never found a recipe and can still not remember exactly how it was done...

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Verna from Central Ar.. wrote

When were stationed in England ( AF.) This was callled " Toad In A Hole "... I like making these ...


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