Earlier in the week I caught one of the morning news shows. They had segment on Valentine’s Day gifts. Their proposed gift for your sweetie? A lovely new laptop. A laptop?!?
I’m honestly happy for the people with that sort of Valentine’s Day budget. However, my budget, and perhaps yours, is much more modest.
Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday I propose a Valentine’s Day brunch. Here’s the menu:
Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Serves 3 to 4
1 large green onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tightly packed tablespoon curly parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 tightly packed tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream
3 ounces cream cheese, cut into about 3/4-inch pieces
Salt and pepper as needed
2 tablespoons butter
1. In a medium bowl, use a fork to loosely combine the eggs and cream. Stir in cream cheese, onions and the herbs. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. In a large, heavy, non-stick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the eggs and stir with a spatula for a few seconds.
3. Lower heat to medium-low and keep stirring in a slow steady movement for 3 minutes, or until large curds form. Eggs can be served almost wet (moist yet approaching firm) or quite firm. Be sure not to overcook.