Brunches and Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! What did you do?

Bobby and I went out for a Valentine’s day brunch because we weren’t sure what we were doing tonight (and because we love brunch). We still don’t know what we’re doing tonight… takeout pizza perhaps?

I was debating and debating what to get. I kind of wanted French toast or I kind of wanted eggs, but I had eggs on Friday, and a scramble yesterday (Saturday), and I’ll probably have eggs again tomorrow (Monday).

10 cottage cheese fruit Brunches and Valentines Day

So I ended up getting something I haven’t had in ages – fruit and cottage cheese! I made sure the cottage cheese was the full fat kind, not the diet one. This plate was only $8.95 and it was quite large (I did finish it). I also ate Bobby’s salad that came with his rice and quiche.

11 salad Brunches and Valentines Day

I’ve been experimenting a little bit with dairy (maybe I’m not as intolerant to it as I thought) and it’s been working out very well. So I will be eating more yogurt and cottage cheese, and especially cream cheese on my veggies… yum.

I went vegan for brunch yesterday – I met up with Marina and Missy down at Blossom on 9th Avenue (between 22nd and 23rd Streets). Blossom is an organic and vegan cafe. We all decided to get the same exact thing: the Tofu Scramble ($13). I got extra ketchup (click here for my ketchup recipe) for my scramble.

12 tofu scramble Brunches and Valentines Day

Description from the site: Fresh tofu sautéed with onion, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and soy sausage. Served with toast; salad or fries. Missy and I got salad and Marina went for the fries. The salad was okay – I didn’t really like the dressing much, and I don’t like those silly spring greens that are so popular with the organic crowd. I like romaine and iceberg.

After brunch Marina and I moseyed over to Whole Foods in Chelsea (7th ave and 23rd street) and got some goodies. Then I went home, and later… I bought my wedding dress! I so wish I could post it here, but Bobby refuses to let me show him (I tried), so I’m not going to ruin it for him. UpdateHere are pictures from my wedding day. And more here.

I think we are actually ordering pizza (Domino’s pizza is now really good), so I am going to go watch the Olympics and hang out with my valentine.

Go give someone a hug!

What’s your favorite brunch food?

24 Comments on Brunches and Valentine’s Day

  1. Dori
    14 February, 2010 at 6:11 pm (5 years ago)

    You live in NYC, you cannot order Dominoes!!!

  2. Kimberly
    14 February, 2010 at 7:11 pm (5 years ago)

    I was in Chinatown for Lunar New Year today! So crowded! Happy New Year!

  3. Tiffany
    14 February, 2010 at 7:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Day of relaxation here-just worked out and cooked.

    Brunch-95% of the time I go with eggs benedict but when I am feeling saucy I get an omelet and mix it up. Congrats on the dress!

  4. Marina
    14 February, 2010 at 8:01 pm (5 years ago)

    It was so nice meeting you! I had no idea you got your wedding dress later on that day… how exciting!!

    Next time get the french toast at brunch… it’s seriously one of my favorite things! lol We’ll have to meet up again one day soon. :)

  5. Run Sarah
    14 February, 2010 at 8:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Love eggs, pancakes or waffles for brunch :)

  6. sophia
    14 February, 2010 at 8:48 pm (5 years ago)

    Haha, I didn’t know bobby is superstitious like that, to not want to see your wedding dress…or is he being romantic? Hee hee! Oh Maggie, you’re gonna make the most gorgeous bride…

  7. Kim
    14 February, 2010 at 8:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Ooh, I’d love to see the wedding dress! How exciting!

    Is Domino’s pizza really better now??

    As for brunch, I love a good omelet. Throw in some feta or goat cheese and sauteed veggies and I’m happy :) I also love hash browns.

  8. Michal
    14 February, 2010 at 9:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy valentines day to you too! :) Im spending time with my mom today and baking up a tasty storm.

  9. Jean
    14 February, 2010 at 9:47 pm (5 years ago)

    My fave brunch food is actually your choice de jour – Cottage Cheese & Fruit, mmmm:) The fruit is sweet and satisfying while the protein in the cottage cheese gives it real lasting power …and if there’s cinnamon around, I find it helps to jazz it up!

    Congrats on finding THE dress, I would love to see it!

  10. clare
    14 February, 2010 at 10:36 pm (5 years ago)

    haha maggie you are so cute! i like the baby greens but just the lettuces, not that endive or radicchio crap. or that spikey stuff that tastes like pepper or dandlion leaves either. ew!

    love me some sweet butter lettuce, mmmm!

    send wedding dress!!!!!!!!!!! (and im hugging my bowl of eggs and cheese.)

  11. MarathonVal
    15 February, 2010 at 12:18 am (5 years ago)

    Oh how exciting that you bought your wedding dress!!! You must be thrilled!!! I bet it’s gorgeous :)

  12. Jill
    15 February, 2010 at 1:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Your in the perfect City for a brunch lover! I like egg McMaysmith’s for brunch :)

  13. Missy Maintains
    15 February, 2010 at 1:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day! I had a great time at Brunch! We have to try more places with Marina soon!

  14. Lara (Thinspired)
    15 February, 2010 at 1:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Maggie I’d love to see a photo of your dress! How exciting! I get so into other people’s weddings since I had a tiny one for myself. Congrats on finding the perfect dress! :)

  15. Lindsay
    15 February, 2010 at 1:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Oooh, I would LOVE to see the dress! Congrats on finding one!

  16. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    15 February, 2010 at 2:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Tofu scramble looked so pretty. :)

    I hate those fancy greens. Seriously, frisee = bitter dirt in my opinion. Give me romaine any day over that stuff!

    Full fat cream cheese…I’m having a love affair with it these days, and my favorite brunch food is whatever the omelet special is.

    Please email me picture of wedding dress!!!!

  17. Sagan
    15 February, 2010 at 3:14 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m a big advocate of the eggs, too. I figure, if I crave them and eat them every day for breakfast for a week, that’s okay- it likely means I won’t be eating them nearly as much in the following weeks. Might as well just go with what our bodies are asking for!

  18. Jessie
    15 February, 2010 at 8:45 pm (5 years ago)

    AHHH! Wedding dress!! That’s so exciting :) I can’t wait to see it.

    Glad you can have some dairy – cottage cheese and fruit is a wonderfully healthy combination.

  19. Tiffany
    17 February, 2010 at 12:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Um… YES I would love to see you in your wedding dress! I am sure you look absolutely stunning in it! :D

  20. Gena
    19 February, 2010 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

    V day at blossom?! Lucky gal!

  21. Nelly
    24 February, 2010 at 6:25 am (5 years ago)

    Thats so exciting! I was ecstatic when I found my wedding dress!

  22. Noah Berkowitz
    26 January, 2012 at 2:39 am (3 years ago)

    Hmm… Look so yummy, I think I have an idea on what to cook for valentines.
    I will take your idea, thanks!

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