I've tried to keep up the tradition with my own kids, and we always eat a lot of pink and red foods on Valentine's Day. But these days, it's difficult to gather everyone together for a big breakfast (especially since the oldest is taking an early-morning Bible study class, and he has to leave the house by 5:00 every morning), so our big, fancy sit-down-as-a-family meal is usually dinner. Still, we can't ignore breakfast (most important meal of the day and all), so this year, I put together a special Crock Pot Gourmet breakfast that could cook while we slept and be ready at 4:00am for my earliest riser.
|Cherry Cheese Surprise with plain yogurt|
Printable recipe (without pictures)
You will need:
1 (21oz) can cherry pie filling
1 (12 oz) bag frozen, pitted sweet cherries
24 oz. cottage cheese
1/2 c. sugar (optional)
Grease crock pot with cooking oil spray.
In large mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, eggs and cherries. (As I was making this for breakfast, and I don't like to start my day with too much sugar, I didn't sweeten the mixture. If, however, you plan to serve this as a dessert, you may want to add 1/2 c. sugar to the filling.)
Spread a thin layer of the cherry/cheese mixture in the bottom of your 5-quart crock pot.
Layer 4 corn tortillas on top.
Repeat layers until you've used all of the tortillas, ending with the cherry/cheese mixture.
(If desired, sprinkle 2 Tbsp. sugar on top.)
Cook on low for approximately 5 hours.
Serve warm or chilled. Either as-is:
Or with a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt: