Valentine Breakfast and Cake Pops

Happy Valentines Day! 

I hope everyone can find someone to call their Valentine today. Someone to share some love and sweetness with. If your single and alone, find someone who could use a hug. Your not alone on this day. 

When we woke up Sunday morning, Nick asked if I would like to try the new breakfast joint in town.  “Sure”, I said in excitement. I jumped up, threw my hair back and put on some bluejeans. I was ready. I love breakfast. It is my favorite meal of the day. It is also the most important meal. 

The place was called “Eggs Up”. The inside looked like a glamorized waffle house. We were seated and I started off with a vanilla cappuccino. I normally drink coffee with almond milk, but today I splurged and sugared up. Boy was it sweet!


For breakfast, I ordered the banana foster french toast. 
What did I think? It was ok but the caramelized glaze they put on top was globbed on and hard as a jaw breaker. They did not do it right. I just put it to the side of my plate and enjoyed the french toast, bananas and bacon. I made a comment to the waitress afterwards. She agreed and other customers had complained about the same thing. They had so many different items on the menu. We plan to go back another day and try something else. 

After breakfast, I went to church wearing my distressed heart sweater. 


I kept it clean so I could wear it again today to work. 

Speaking of work. I worked hard making cake pops for the office to enjoy as a sweet treat for Valentines Day. I have never made cake pops before. I guess because I have never been a fan. I do not like the texture nor the how sweet they are. But they are cute and favorite to a lot of people. 

The cake pops were easy to make but hard to cover with chocolate topping. It was hard to get the topping to look good on the ball of cake. It wanted to drip. If I laid them on wax paper, it would leave a flat spot. If I put them upright, the coating would run down the handle. So I had to just dipped them and held them while turing them until the cocolate would dry enough not to drip or run. It was time consuming. 
 

Cake Pops
-Cook a cake of your flavor.(I used confetti cake) and let it cool.
-Mix unitl crushed to the consistency of. Grits.
-Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cups of icing. Mix until well mixed. 
-Work into 24 balls.
- dip end of stick in the melted chocolate and stick it inside  the ball.
-Dip each ball into the melted chocolate. 
-Add sprinkles (optional). 
I placed each pop in a hole of a colander. This kept them from getting flat spots.

I think they turned out rather pretty and hope they are a hit at the party. I kept out two for Nick and my daughter to enjoy. 


Tonight we plan to stay in and enjoy a nice steak on the grill. We do not usually have good luck finding a place to eat on special occasions like this. By eating at home, I do not have to worry about finding something to wear and there is no wait. 

What are your Valentine plans?


7 comments

  1. You look so pretty in your distressed sweater, which I do like. It's pretty! Wow, those cake pops do look great! Years ago I bought and still have sticks kits to make those things but have yet to make them. I know everyone will be happy to see you come into work today!
    Happy Valentines Day! I don't know yet what we'll be doing
    Dolly

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  2. Last time we went out for breakfast, I ordered the Bananas Foster French Toast at a place named Wild Eggs and it was delightful. I'm disappointed for you that yours wasn't the way it should have been. Also, I'm the other person in the world who doesn't like cake pops but I know most people do. Yours look beautiful!

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  3. Enjoyed the post. Always like the pics. Good one of you and the sweater. I Bet the office people sure had a ball.. Thoughtful of you. Happy Valentine's day to you and Brother Nick. Sending love from Florida,
    Sherry & jack We see the sun!

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  4. Love the sweater! I will never make cake pops. Anything a kitchen pro like yourself says is work, is far too much work for me to try.

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  5. Really like the Cake Pops. I'm sure I'd love them - haven't seen them before.

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  6. We ate leftovers tonight!
    I tried cake pops once but they were a mess. This afternoon, the children across the street came to the front door with a tray of Valentine cupcakes. They told me to take two but I said I'd get one and split it with Louis Dean. They were so sweet! And I received three Valentines in the mail this week!

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  7. You look so pretty Lisa! I love your sweater, and you did a great job with the cake pops! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

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