Valentine’s Day is all about love. Make your kids feel extra special by turning their meals into hearts. All you need are some heart shaped cookie cutters and you are on your way. Your kids will like it so much, that it will become a tradition for years to come.
I started it back in 1993 with my kids, and it has become a tradition ever since. Here are my suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert:
Breakfast – toast, pancakes, French toast
After making one of the above items, let them cool, and then cut out with your heart shaped cookie cutter. Shake red sprinkles onto the pancakes for a more festive flare, or add red food coloring to your pancake mixture. This breakfast is sure to be a big success.
Lunch – grilled cheese
After the grilled cheese has cooled a bit, cut out with your heart shaped cookie cutter.
If you can find a mixture of big and small cookie cutters, you can make a grilled cheese, heart tower.
This lunch is sure to delight even the pickiest eaters.
Snacks – cookies
Make sugar cookies in the shape of hearts with your cookie cutters. Let your kids decorate them with white, pink and red frosting. Be sure to have Valentine’s Day sprinkles on hand too. Not only is this a great snack, but a great activity as well.
Snacks – jello
Follow the jello jiggler recipe on your box of cherry or strawberry jello, and use your heart shaped cookie cutters. Cupids would work nicely as well.
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Dinner – quesadillas, pizza
- For quesadillas, cut out heart shaped tortillas before baking.
- For pizza, make heart shaped crust before baking.
Both of these dinners will make your children glow.
Dessert – brownies
After brownies cool, cut into heart shaped pieces. Add cool whip that you turned red with food coloring as the final touch. Food processors will make cooking easier.