Sweet Valentine

 

 

Valentine’s Day. A day set aside to show our love for those special people in our lives. While I know that we do this on a daily basis it’s fun to do a little something extra.

I love all the red, pink and white that fills the stores. The candies with special messages written on them. Heart shaped anything and chocolate dipped strawberries. I love setting the table for dinner with some red dishes and putting a little gift at each plate. I love that it is another date that we can all sit down and eat together because with our crazy schedules that is becoming a rare phenomenon in our home. Everyone knows that it’s a special day and mom likes us to eat together.

I secretly think that they like the dinner by candlelight, the pink bubbly in their glass and of course, a present to open!

We have celebrated with everything from going out to eat or a cozy night at home. So however you party here are a couple of quick easy ideas.

Is there anything better than a warm brownie fresh out of the oven? I mean that gooey chocolate goodness that oozes out on your fingers. You do add chocolate chips in the mix, right? The way to my husband’s heart is brownies. Any kind of brownie will do. Except if it has white chocolate in it. White chocolate?! Is that really a chocolate? I say nay, nay. 🙂

I used a heart shaped cookie cutter for these. My husband likes them plain, but I would add some buttercream icing on the top on mine.

These waffles turned out beautiful and would be a fun breakfast or how about for dinner? Just use your favorite waffle mix (we are a Bisquick family) take half in a separate bowl and add some food coloring until you get the color you want. Add a spoonful of each on your hot waffle iron and swirl around. It’s so fun to see how pretty each one turns out. Bonus if you have a heart-shaped waffle machine. 🙂 Add your favorite topping any enjoy. How about a waffle bar for dinner?! My husband would be in happy if I just added some bacon.

Some topping ideas: strawberry syrup (because it’s red, duh), m&m’s, sprinkles, whipped cream or some strawberries. Or use them all! It’s not Valentine’s Day if you don’t get a bit of a sugar high. 🙂

I would love to hear how you celebrate. Have a sweet day!

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