Thanks for sticking with me through a week of fun Valentine’s Day food. I’m excited for the Big Day next week. We’ll be eating this heart-shaped french toast for breakfast and heart-shaped pizza for dinner. The pizza is nothing more than my favorite pizza dough shaped into a heart, smothered with simple homemade pizza sauce, toppings and baked to perfection.
I’m sure the cheesecake stuffed strawberries, X’s and O’s and un-Jello jigglers will make an appearance somehow someway. I always toy around with doing some ultra-cutesie school lunch for the boys. I pack their lunch every day so why not make it Valentiney, right? Well, I’ve learned my lesson that there is a fine line with boys – too much pink and lovey-dovey and frilly food stuffs and I’m liable to have three very embarrassed boys so we usually keep it to a heart-shaped sandwich and a funny Valentine’s joke or two (cute free printables here and here).
Not food related, but for the boys’ school valentines, I used this idea (found via Pinterest). The boys were thrilled and then cried buckets of tears when they realized I only made enough for their classmates and not them. Never fear, we have tons of glow sticks hanging out in our freezer (they last longer there!) they can play with as they wipe their tears away. And while we are on Pinterest finds, I adapted this idea for Brian (DON’T CLICK THE LINK OR YOU ARE DEAD MEAT, BRIAN!), adapting it slightly since I don’t have vinyl lettering. And finally, for the boys’ teachers, I’m making a stack of brownies and tying them up with cute ribbon in a cellophane bag and a sign that says “Shooting for Brownie Points,” again, inspired by this idea. Ah, Pinterest. How I love thee.
If you still need a few great ideas, here are a few of our other favorite Valentine’s foodie things from past years (click on the picture to go to the recipe):