In our house Valentines Day is a pretty big deal. In fact my little boys can not figure out why Daddy has to go to work and their big brothers still have school on such an important day:) Even though it is a little silly I love all our traditions for each and every holiday–hey I’ll take any excuse to create a little happiness around here!
Valentines Day, being all about LOVE is of course one of my favorites!
I like to start the day off with a fun breakfast for my boys and usually have the table set pretty and the kitchen adorned with a few simple decorations before I go to bed the night before.
Pancakes: To make the heart shaped pancakes, simply spoon two circles of batter onto a hot griddle, and then with the spoon connect the two circles and shape the bottom point of the heart. Viola! I usually add a bit of red food coloring to make a nice pink color. We have lots of pancake recipe here, but my favorites are Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes or Whole Wheat Buttermilk ones.
Frenchtoast: Another idea is heart shaped french toast. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut the bread into hearts ahead of time. I usually do it the night before. Also, Strawberry Stuffed French Toast would be perfect! Lots of other French Toast recipes are here and some are overnight ones that can save you time in the morning!
Smoothie: A nice pinkish green smoothie is always a nice addition :)
Waffles: Maybe your family is more sophisticated, how about some Double Chocolate Waffles ? These waffles are honestly an over the top amazing breakfast treat!
We have lots of other great breakfast ideas here.
I have found that some years breakfast together is just not possible but it doesn’t have to stop you from the fun! You could have a little something set our for your family to grab on the go–like a bagged muffin, pack of gum, a fun bottled juice! Just don’t forget to attach a little love note:) Sometimes the smallest gesture is all that is needed to send the message that they are loved BIG!
Have a Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!
Want a fun way to increase the LOVE at home this Valentines Day? Try this–it is quick and easy!