Make Valentines Day special for the kids!
My plan for Valentines Day for the kids – and that special someone too!
1. Get the blender out – add strawberry yogourt, fresh or frozen strawberries and milk or juice. Add ice if you did not use frozen fruit. Blend and serve in a tall glass with a half of a strawberry over the edge; it will look like a heart!
2. Make pancakes as usual but use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut them into hearts after they are cooked. Add strawberries and blueberries around them to create a beautiful loving design. If the kids don’t like pancakes, use the heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out toast. Use the same cutter to fry an egg in. Don’t like either of those ideas…cook up a delicious bowl of oatmeal and swirl a red heart in the centre with strawberry jam to serve.
1. Use the heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out sandwiches.
2. Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cucumber and pepper slices.
3. Add a note in your child’s lunch pail…Be Mine…I Love You…Be my Valentine etc.
The kids love getting involved in dinner – making placemats in the shape of hearts and decorating with cut-out hearts and lots of candles! Use the battery operated candles if the kids are really young. How much fun is that!
1. Make a salad and cut the veggies in heart shapes.
2. Make mini-meatloaves in the shape of hearts.
3. Use a piping-bag to pipe hot mashed potatoes in the shape of hearts on the plate…or shape a mound of rice into a heart…even the peas can be shaped into a heart…just be careful carrying the plate to the table:)
4. End with chocolate covered strawberries – they are so easy to make. Melt squares of chocolate or chocolate chips in a double boiler with a bit of shortening. Wash strawberries, pat them dry and carefully dip them into the melted chocolate, turning them to coat. Place on waxed paper in the fridge to set.
End the day with lots of hugs and kisses! Enjoy.