The Morning After…

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Ladies, Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and we just wanted to make sure we had all of our Get ‘Em Girls prepared.
Dinner and dessert were a success and somehow your Valentine was lucky enough to spend the night.  If you set if off the way you should have he is probably curled up in the fetal position, on your lavender-scented sheets right now.
So here it is, the morning , and you want to fix him breakfast.  Now before you whip out the eggs and bacon, ask yourself…what type of breakfast did his performance warrant? Was it a cornflakes and milk type of performance? If you’re lucky it was none of those things and we can skip straight to the omelet, waffles, and homemade muffin type of performance.
All jokes aside, if he was privileged enough to get past the bedroom doors and stay the night, make sure you send him off in pure Get ‘Em Girl fashion with wonderful memories and a full stomach.  Enjoy a couple of our “Morning After” breakfast recipes below.  For more of recipes that are sure to Spice Up Your Love Life check out the Get ‘Em Girls’ Guide to the Power of Cuisine.

Salmon Cakes

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 6 to 8 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Yields: 2 to 4 servings

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 (14.75-ounce) can pink salmon, flaked and de-boned
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium heavy skillet over medium heat.  Mix the flower and bread crumbs together in a medium bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the salmon, egg, onion, seasoned alt, black pepper and 1/4 cup of the flour mixture.  Mix well and form into patties.  Dust each cake with remaining flour mixture.

2. Fly until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.  Drain on a paper towel-lined platter and serve immediately.

Cheddar Cheese Grits

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Yields:  4 servings

2 cups water
1¼ cups milk
1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1 cup quick-cooking grits (not instant)
8 tablespoons butter
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Freshly ground, black pepper

1. In a small pot, bring water, milk and salt to a boil.  Slowly stir in grits.  Stir continuously until grits are mixed well.  Let the pot return to a boil, cover with a tightly fitting lid and reduce the temperature to low.

2. Simmer for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add more water if necessary.  Once grits have a smooth and creamy consistency, remove from heat.

3. Stir in 4 tablespoons of butter and the cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and incorporated thorougly.  Season to taste, with additional salt and pepper.  Serve hot with butter.

Toast with Apple Butter Spread

Ready In: 5 Minutes
Yields: 2 to 4 servings

4 slices brioche (about 1-inch thick)
2 teaspoons butter, room temperature
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup apple butter

1.Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat and toast the brioche slices, turning once.

2. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of butter  on each side and set aside.

3. For the apple butter spread:  whip the cream cheese and apple butter together in a medium bowl.

4. Spread on toast and serve immediately.

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  • Tina aka laidbackchick February 13, 2009, 9:58 pm

    I Love you guys, feed him a performance based meal, lol. No doubt!!