Valentine’s Day Menu
This menu involved pie and simplicity. What more can a girl ask for, really? See at the heart of it I have this overwhelming desire to be this rock star of a mom, but at the core of it I don’t have the time/energy/creativity to be Martha Stewart incarnate. So I simplify everything and eliminate the bells and whistles because it works for me.
1. I Heart You French Toast: Make french toast. Rummage around in your utensil drawer until you’ve located last year’s heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place it on a piece of french toast, then sprinkle powdered sugar inside the cutter. Wallah. Love Toast.
2. Hearty Eggs: Crack eggs into metal heart cookie cutter in small sauce pan and cook until white jiggly bits stop being jiggly.
3. Good-Till-the-Last-Bite Strawberry Pie: Bake frozen pie crust. While crust is baking, microwave frozen bag of strawberries until mashable, mash to desired chunky consistency & set aside (for a sweeter pie, you can add sugar to the strawberries at this stage. We’re dealing w/ a diabetic over here, so we don’t). Dissolve one small box of strawberry (or raspberry) Jell-O (we use sugar-free) into 1/3 cup boiling water. Mix Jell-O/water w/ crushed strawberries & pour into now-baked pie shell. Refrigerate until solid. Serve w/ whipped cream.
4. Tickle Me Pink Smoothie: Throw some fruit, yogurt and juice in a blender. (I also love to use my immersion blender for this recipe.) Blend. Pour into glasses and garnish w/strawberries.
And there you have my Valentine’s Day Menu. What’s on yours? We will be going out to dinner as a family, so I’ll serve up the pie when we get home, but we have several great Valentine’s Day recipes to give you some lunch and dinner inspiration as well!