Happy Valentine’s from All of Us at the Inn at Ellis River

Yellow tulips and glasses of champagneValentine’s Day brings thoughts of champagne, strawberries, and chocolate, of course! We’re looking forward to treating our guests to a special breakfast on the morning of Februrary 14, but if you can’t join us, what about making some of our Triple Chocolate Banana Muffins to start a romantic breakfast off right? They’re easy to bake the night before if mornings are busy. We’re planning to pair the muffins with a tropical fruit cup, and homemade Granola (we’ll add some dried cherries for an extra treat) and yogurt, of course! The main course? It’s time to show off those strawberries as a topping for crispy Belgian waffles, and if you dare, garnish with double chocolate chips and whipped cream as well. Some thick-sliced applewood smoked bacon is just the right accompaniment. Here’s a special trick – lay the bacon strips out on parchment paper on a baking sheet, and rub the bacon lightly with brown sugar before baking in a 400 degree oven until the bacon is crisp. No time for breakfast romance? Why not plan to make a special late night chocolate snack like our Holiday Joy Cookies – just decorate them with some red sugar sprinkles instead of the almonds, serve with fresh strawberries and that glass of bubbly, and enjoy! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the Inn, and remember that Valentine’s is a state of mind, not a date ~ we’re always ready to help you celebrate!

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