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How To Wow With Breakfast In Bed

Breakfast in bed is one of the ultimate ways to pamper someone you love.

Breakfast in Bed

Photo by Meredith

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.

Fruity French Toast Sandwiches

Fruity French Toast Sandwiches | Photo by lutzflcat

The Delish Is 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.

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad | Photo by lutzflcat

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.

Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

Raspberry Almond Coffeecake | Photo by lutzflcat

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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

Banana Crumb Muffins | Photo by TTV78

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