What comes to mind for me when I think of Valentine’s Day is dinner, chocolates in a heart shaped box and flowers! And when I was a kid the little valentine cards we would bring for our class mates. I think it is a sweet gesture to say something kind to your classmates especially when you are really young. Going out to dinner is crazy now a days. Most places are packed with a long wait unless you have made reservations well in advance.
Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year. It’s definitely a night in for us. So I decided to decorate the table. The family noticed right away and while it’s not the decor I would like all year, it is fun to have it for a couple of days. It was cheap too (and maybe a little cheesy). I think they like the little extra sparkle that comes around this day and definitely the chocolates! Although my daughter says, “that is so extra”. And yes, it’s extra special for you 🙂
Looking through Pinterest I found some cute heart shaped meals. We did a heart shaped pizza last year. I like to try different things. Chocolate covered strawberries will be for dessert!
I decided to do a little adult craft while looking for heart shaped cookie cutters, I saw a bunch of corks in my drawer. I’m certainly not great at crafts and probably spent too much time messing with this today when I had so much to do. But oh well, sometimes you have to bring the creative out.
If you love your family by cooking for them, then maybe you can appreciate this plan. We are starting the day with heart shaped cinnamon rolls and red sprinkles! For my daughter she will get her belated Valentine’s breakfast tomorrow. Fried heart egg (using a heart shaped cookie cutter for the yolk). For dinner, pasta carbonara for the boys with salad, heart shaped garlic rolls (using frozen dough) and salad with heart shaped cucumbers. My daughter and I will have salmon salad. And to start the day each of the kiddos get a box of assorted chocolates with a special Valentine’s day note.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I read the history, one story is that St. Valentine performed wedding ceremonies for soldiers during a time that was forbidden for soldiers to marry. St. Valentine is said to be a Christian and healed children. True or not, I’m thankful for the celebration of love. ❤