Making Breakfast In Bed

Breakfast in bed is one of the ultimate ways to pamper someone. So show loved ones how important they are by delivering a hearty breakfast.

Plan Ahead
The secret to a perfect breakfast isn’t exotic ingredients or complicated recipes–it’s in planning ahead. Things to do first:

  • Decide on a menu.
  • Make a list of everything you need: ingredients, pans, tableware, and serving utensils.
  • Make a list of everything you can make the day before: Veggies and meat for omelets can be chopped and bagged; batter for muffins, pancakes, crepes, or scones will do just fine overnight under plastic wrap; and the coffee grounds can sit in the filter, ready for you to press the brew button.
Baked Brunch Omelet

Photo by bellepepper

It’s All in the Details
Little things that can make a big difference:

  • If you’re serving juice, make it fresh squeezed.
  • Buy the best-quality tea and serve in a nice teapot, or grind fresh coffee beans and serve in a French press.
  • Garnish the plate with fresh fruit and herbs.
  • Pull out the linen napkins, unearth the cups with saucers, and find attractive containers to use as a cream pitcher, a sugar bowl, and a vase.
Sweet and Tart Strawberry Salad

Photo by Molly

Breakfast Out of Bed?
Breakfast in bed is a pampered experience, but there are other relaxing places to serve a special breakfast as well. Lay down a nice tablecloth on the table and put a vase full of fresh flowers in the middle, or have a picnic in the back yard–bring out a basket of fresh scones, fruit, and a thermos full of coffee.

Grandma Johnson's Scones

Photo by S. Becker

Low-Maintenance Breakfast
Making a special breakfast doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Cut down on prep-time and cleanup by baking muffins or scones the day before. Even easier, serve bagels or pastries from a nearby bakery and put together a simple dish of fruit.

Banana Crumb Muffins

Photo by KitchenQueen

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