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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Working on Our Valentine's Brunch Menu

This year, we'll all be home in the morning on Wednesday. So I thought a quick and early brunch for Valentine's Day would be a special way to celebrate. While I'm still working out the details, here's my rough list of foods for the menu.

Foods I have everything on hand already:

  • homemade waffles (I have everything I need to make waffles)
  • ham slices (in the freezer leftover from New Year's Day ham)
  • sausage patties (I found a pound of breakfast sausage in the freezer this week)
  • heart-shaped scones baked in my heart-shaped cast-iron pan, then dusted with confectioner's sugar
  • assorted jams and spreads for the scones
  • fuji apples, sliced thin (I have a bag of fuji's in the fridge)
Foods I will need to buy before Wednesday:
  • fresh strawberries (will need to buy those on Tuesday)
  • tofu-raspberry jam dip/spread (I'll buy silken tofu at WinCo tomorrow, then combine with homemade raspberry jam)
It seems wrong to me to not have something chocolatey for Valentine's Day. But I can't think of anything I'd like to make for a brunch food that features chocolate. Any suggestions?


  1. Maybe dip the strawberries in some chocolate? Your brunch looks delicious!

  2. I think Trina has the right idea - chocolate dipped strawberries. But that's a full menu, so I don't think anyone will miss the chocolate. And you included some in the things you put together for your daughters, didn't you?

  3. I like Trina's idea .... or you could have a few chocolate candies for a "sweet ending" ... or maybe make some of your waffles into chocolate waffles? You could also make some scones with chocolate chips and/or a chocolate drizzle on the top.

  4. I'm loving all your ideas, the chocolate dipped strawberries or chocolate drizzle over the scones both sound like a wonderful way to incorporate chocolate into brunch. I went to WinCo after my doctor's appointment today and picked up some pink M&M-type candy to put in a bowl on the brunch buffet. I will also drizzle or dip something in melted chocolate, I think, or add chocolate chips to the scones. Thank you, friends!

  5. Chocolate chip scones are my kids favorite! I see you mentioned this in the comments, but was just coming to add that. Your menu sounds delicious!


    1. Thank you for the input, Cat. I am thinking of adding some chocolate to the scones, as I think my family would really enjoy those.


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