It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why do we always make it the quickest? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve devoured a bagel in the shower or guzzled our coffee while rushing out the door. Even on weekends, we scarf down our cereal. And for what? So we can tackle a list of to-dos? No thanks.

It’s time we woke up and smelled the coffee. Literally. When was the last time you enjoyed breakfast in bed? Whether you’re doing the serving, the eating, or both, breakfast in bed is one of morning’s great pleasures. You can whip up something healthy, decadent, or even romantic. And all it takes is a few minutes in the kitchen, a simple serving tray and, most important, a willingness to take things slow.