There is nothing nicer that getting breakfast in bed. When I was four, I tried to make my Mom tuna salad for breakfast in bed (I was a strange little kid). My hands were too weak (and probably not very clean), so I couldn’t squeeze out all of the water from the tin. And I put it on lettuce that was wilted by the time I got it on the tray and upstairs. Poor Mom had to choke it down and pretend it was delicious. Ahh, the memories.
Anyway, who doesn’t love breakfast in bed? Well, the crumbs aren’t that great, but you can deal with that later. The thing I like to remember about breakfast in bed is that it’s best if you don’t bring too many things that require a fork and knife. A fork, yes, but skip the knife. It’s kind of awkward and you might end up with the bacon being splattered on the wall. Bacon grease is not a part of any boudoir decor that I know of. I like to serve muffins, croissants, assorted pastries, fruit salad (no one wants to peel an orange in bed) and eggs and toast. You can also do french toast or pancakes, but I’d skip the waffles due to the aforementioned knife rule.
As well, since you’re making the effort, I like to serve a Mimosa (orange juice and champagne) or, my favourite, a Bellini. A Bellini is a mixture of sparkling wine, like Prosecco, and peach puree. It’s delicious and really makes the occasion seem special. As well, use cloth napkins and a cloth place mat on the tray. If you put a flower in a bud vase, you’re definitely getting some brownie points.
The tray is very important. After breakfast is done, you want to be able to clear the dishes away quickly so you can enjoy your reward, if you know what I mean. What? You’re already in bed!
Serve your sweetie breakfast in bed this weekend! Just skip the tuna salad…