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What are your plans? Out to a fancy restaurant? Do you want jewelry? Do you get flowers? Chocolates?
Is my husband the only one who constantly reminds me that it's not a real holiday? Don't worry, I still get gifts (this year, I got a Clarisonic - it's fantastic, by the way) and cards. But our plans usually revolve around dinner at home.
This year? He picked out cheese stuffed pasta in heart shaped ravioli. Cute, huh? (I love picturing him in the refrigerated section thinking about what to get...it makes me smile.)
We are also planning on watching an ESPN Classic documentary about The Fab Five - it revolves around five University of Michigan basketball players back in the early 90's.
Brian recorded it last Sunday and left it on the TV in our room while he went to take the kids out for breakfast. My only job was to shower and get ready for the day. That was my only job.
You know what I did instead?
I sat in front of the TV and watched the second half of that documentary. I was riveted. I was glued to the television. I only left to dry my hair, put on makeup, or grab my coffee to bring back to the TV - but only during the commercials.
That afternoon while we were having lunch, I told him how I watched an amazing story about Michigan basketball players that morning. I was almost smug about it, too. Thinking how cool I was that I watched it all by myself. You know what he told me?
"I was recording it, hoping you would want to watch it with me."
So, for this Valentine's Day we are gorging ourselves with cheese heart-shaped ravioli, bread and wine, while watching this documentary. I'll be watching it for the second time.
The best part of this? I missed the first half, so I'll get to see the beginning. Yes, it is sad that I am excited about this. Yes, my husband is a lucky guy. Yes, once I get to the part I saw I'll either got to bed or I'll be annoying and say things like, "You have to watch this part," or "This is amazing...watch this." I'm betting on the latter.
And yes, I'm low-carbing it all day in order to stuff my face with pasta and bread tonight.
So these are what I had for breakfast. They are truly amazing, easy to make, and they are good as leftovers, too. Your egg won't be runny, and that's a shame, but if you like them harder it's a good thing.
Try these for your after-Valentine's-Day gluttony, and you'll be as happy as you were with chocolate.
Baked Prosciutto Egg Cups
Adapted From: Deliciously Organic
8 slices of prosciutto
8 spinach leaves
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In an oiled muffin tin, mold the prosciutto into 'cups.' You can tear this to make it work - it doesn't have to be fancy or all in one piece. Just make sure the cup is covered with the prosciutto.
Place one spinach leaf into each cup, then crack an egg on top of each spinach leaf.
Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before scooping out. You might need a rubber spatula to skim the edge of the muffin tin, but they should scoop right out.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.
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