Will You Be My Breakfast Valentine?

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed, my Valentine’s Day motto is fast & easy. This breakfast came to me while I was digging around in my cookie cutter collection, looking for something totally unrelated to anything heart-shaped. I had just made eggs-in-a-hole for the kids for breakfast {a regular favourite around these parts – who doesn’t like fried eggs and bread?}, and it occurred to me that it could be fun to make the hole a heart instead of the usual circle. Voila: a cute breakfast, perfect for Valentine’s Day morning. Eliza loved it as soon as she saw it. “Mommy, look! It’s a heart in a hole!” I swear, the quickest way to get a kid to eat something is to make it a fun shape. This was no exception.

If you don’t have a perfectly-sized heart-shaped cookie cutter, don’t fret. I actually didn’t have one either. But I sketched a heart on a piece of parchment paper, cut it out, and used that as a template to cut the heart out of the bread. A bit more work, but it saved me the frustration of trying to find just the right sized cookie cutter. The ketchup hearts are two dots from the bottle, turned into hearts with a toothpick.

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Heart In A Hole

Bread
Butter
Eggs
Salt & Pepper

Preheat a pan to medium-low heat. {Tip: Watch your heat here, too hot and you can burn the bread!}

Butter your bread on both sides. Cut out the hole in the middle and set the cut-out aside.

Drop the buttered bread into the hot pan, and immediately crack an egg in the middle. Season with a little salt & pepper. Toss the bread cut-out in alongside the eggy bread.

When the bread is starting to get crispy and the egg starts to cook, carefully flip the whole thing, and flip your cut-out too. Cook until the bread is crispy on the other side, and the yolk is cooked the way you like it. Serve with the toast cut-out for dipping!

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