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.

Heart Shaped Pizza from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

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):
Valentine's Food!

15 Responses to My Valentine’s Day Plan {And 10 Other Great Vday Food Ideas!}

  1. merry says:

    Amazing broccoli beef!!! I made it today without one change and i was floored. Last night was Poor Mans Stroganoff last night. And your sweet and sour chicken is a regular favorite in our house!

  2. Adrienne says:

    This pizza was AMAZING!!! It was a great valentines dinner for our family. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

  3. Brie says:

    There are so many great ideas here, I love the pizza! Putting that on my list. And thanks for linking to my Valentine’s Day Jokes, I really appreciate it!

  4. Angela @ AnotherBitePlease says:

    what cute ideas…love that idea for the boys valentines!

  5. kandi v says:

    I love Pinterest too! It makes me seem so much cooler and craftier than I really am. I am
    totally taking your candle light dinner idea. I think my kiddos will love it!

  6. jenny says:

    Love your blog! I’m learning to cook more and am inspired by you!

  7. It sounds like you have lots of fun and festive things planned for you and your adorable family!

  8. amy says:

    You are so blessed to have perfect digestion where you can eat a full spectrum of foods without problems. I love food and i wish i could eat anything i want. Being 6 months prego, i crave pizza and nutella with french toast, but at least your pictures helps to look at. You are truly lucky.

  9. heather says:

    I love the heart shaped pizza! Such a fun idea. We just got glow sticks yesterday to make these star wars valentines… the lego version. My boys are looking forward to making and taking them to school.

  10. susan says:

    My boys are doing the same star wars valentines…so cute!

  11. Teresa R. says:

    Such cute ideas. I love pinterest. For Valentine’s day I’m making your red velvet cheesecake cake for my family. I’ve just been waiting for an excuse to make it!

  12. Renee says:

    I LOVE the heart shaped pizza! That is too cute! My kids would love that.

  13. Kelley says:

    I loved seeing your Valentine’s Day plans, and you are one amazing mom. Those light saber cards are too much. I am glad my son is too young to be able to click on your blog and expect me to make those! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!

  14. All of these Valentines Day treats look fantastic!! Definitely getting me in the spirit 😀

  15. Kim in MD says:

    Can I nominate you for Super Mom Of The Year? Seriously. All of the posts this week have been adorable, and the Valentine’s, brownies and the surprise for Brian are so sweet! Oh, how I love Pinterest, too!

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