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Get out your heart-shaped cookie cutter and think about your menu for tomorrow.
You can start Valentine’s Day with with heart-shaped toast and red fruit jam.
Then, make extra toast hearts:
For lunch with soup, spread with herb butter
For lunch or dinner as croutons with a salad, spread with goat cheese
For cocktails (make it Champagne!), spread with sour cream or crème fraîche and topped with salmon caviar
For dinner as garlic toasts, spread with garlic butter; or plain with a cheese course
WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER TOAST TRIMMINGS
Cut them into a small dice and store in an airtight container. The next day, use them:
As salad croutons
As omelet filling
As soup garnish
In a hash or skillet stuffing
Mixed into custard or pudding—a kind of reverse bread pudding
Love toast for Valentine’s Day. Photo courtesy Nar Gourmet.
You can first pop the croutons into a hot skillet with a bit of butter or oil to crisp them.
Other ideas? Let us know!
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