Meet the Sullivans: Our Valentine's Day According to my iPhone + Heart-Shaped Egg-in-Hole Recipe

February 15, 2013

Our Valentine's Day According to my iPhone + Heart-Shaped Egg-in-Hole Recipe

Heart-Shaped Egg-in-Hole for Breakfast


2 slices brioche loaf, each about 3/4-inch thick
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 large eggs
Chives for garnish
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste


Using a large (2.5- or 3-inch) heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a heart from the center of each slice of brioche. Or, use a paring knife to cut the heart shapes. Reserve slices and hearts.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the slices and the heart cutouts to the pan and cook until slightly toasted. Turn slices and cutouts; carefully break an egg into the center of each slice. Cover the skillet and cook until the egg white is just set and the yolk is cooked to your liking, 3 to 4 minutes.

Carefully transfer a slice and a cutout to each of 2 plates and snip some chives over the top. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately

After Owen's morning nap we took a trip to Costco for a few essentials: blueberries, whole milk and dinner. We picked up a couple non-essential things too like a new workout top for me, a bottle of our favorite wine and fro-yo bars for Daddy. 

I had a feeling Costco would come through with a few special things for Valentine's Day. We scooped up these delicious chocolate covered strawberries to enjoy after out dinner.

After heading home, feeding Owen lunch and unloading our loot from Costco we took a trip to our favorite park. I love taking Owen to the park now. He is walking so well and has such a fun time exploring the play area, meeting other kids his age and romping around the large grass field.

A few weeks ago he touched sand for the first time and thought it quite strange. He's warmed up to it thankfully and had some fun in the sandbox with a few young girls. One of them even tried to hold his hand!

The cherry blossom tree in the front yard is in bloom! I love when this tree blooms and wish it would last a little bit longer.

When Keith came home we sat down for dinner. I ditched my previous plan for dinner when I saw shrimp and roasted garlic stuffed cannoli at Costco. I couldn't pass it up and I'm glad I didn't because it was SO good. There are no leftovers, of course! I served a Caesar salad on the side with homemade parmesan crisps, which I will have to make again and share on the blog.

We also shared a bottle (we actually only drank half) of one of our favorite red wines, the Sonoma County Mantra Zinfandel.

Owen had a ball playing with the single red rose Keith gave me during dinner. We joked that he thought he was the Bachelor during the rose ceremony. Silly guy!

We gave Owen the second book in the Little Blue Truck book series. He loves to read the first one and I love reading it to him. It's a sweet book, with a great message.

Keith and I exchanged cards and little gifts, although we said we wouldn't :) Neither of us can ever keep the promise not to buy a gift!

We had such a great Valentine's Day this year! Owen really makes it all so fun for us and we love any opportunity to show each other some LOVE! 


Annie said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Valentine's! Those cherry blossoms are absolutely gorgeous.

Arielle said...

Such a sweet Valentines! And that cherry blossom tree is gorgeous! :)