Valentine’s Brunch

I totally slacked on blogging about my weekend yesterday and now I have TOO MUCH to blog about. So before I talk about the weekend, let’s talk about today. First of all, I have a SURPRISE long weekend- both the kids I had scheduled for today are sick. Now, I’m not happy that my two little friends aren’t feeling well, but let’s be real: DAY OFF YAY!!!! Sym also has the day off and Since Taylor was home at a reasonable hour we decided to make a yummy brunch.

Our first thought was pancakes, because who doesn’t love pancakes? Then I thought maybe French toast, and THEN I thought maybe we should make Nutella sandwiches and use them for the French toast. Then when I was at the store buying eggs I figured I’d get a bunch of berries to put on the Nutella sandwich French toast and then I figured I’d poach the berries. Then I thought we should have powdered sugar on them, but I also thought I should grind up some red sprinkles to make pink sugar as well. I KNOW, SO MANY GOOD IDEAS!

Nutella French Toast with Powdered Sugar, Poached Berries & Syrup
A Man Who Cooks

We’re out of regular salt so Taylor was trying to grind up enough pink Himalayan salt for the French toast mixture. Pink salt is more Valentiney, right?

Berries: Black, Blue and Straw

Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, ready for poaching. I think I had about 2 or 3 cups of berries here, and I poached them in like, six cups of water & 1½ cups of sugar. We didn’t end up finishing them so the leftovers are being frozen for future use in oatmeal.

Nutella Sandwiches for French Toasting

Nutella on sesame white bread, so classy. We cut them into triangles so we could fit them all into the pans at one time.

Pink & White Sugar

My assorted sugars. I ground up the red sprinkles with a mortar and pestle (a Christmas gift from my MILs) and sifted the powdered sugar through half a teaball so I didn’t dirty my large sifter.


Taylor adding some egg mix to the toast while the berries simmer.

Brunch Time!

Pretty much the most delicious thing ever. Now, regular French toast is pretty great, but by using Nutella sandwiches instead of plain bread and throwing some poached berries on them we made this brunch SPECTACULAR!

4 Replies to “Valentine’s Brunch”

  1. I’m pretty simple when it comes to cooking, so please bear with me. What is the purpose of poaching the berries? I mean, what does it do to them? Your brunch looks so yummy I want to try it!

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