I’m finally getting a free moment to sit down and put our Valentine’s Day recap together. It’s been a busy few days since then sprucing up the family room… more about that on another day!
I started off the morning with heart pancakes for my valentines. I will admit it… I am not a pancakes in the morning kind of mom, so this was a fun surprise for Pumpkin when she came downstairs! I think they turned out great!
And my youngest, Curly, really loved them too!
Before I sent Pumpkin off to school, I packed a special Valentine’s inspired lunch… in an effort of full disclosure, I’m not a big themed lunch mom either! I cut her sandwich into a heart, added a homemade strawberry oreo cookie from six sister’s stuff, and wrote her a special note.
I then turned my focus to the valentine related activities for the day… Pumpkin’s class party & dinner. You can read about the party here. I ran to Whole Foods for the main course portion of dinner… grilled salmon for the adults and mac ‘n cheese croquettes for the kids with a side of veggies and rolls. YUM!
Now… my favorite part of the meal… dessert!!!! I have a love/hate relationship with desserts. I love to make them and eat them… I hate the fact they are not free of calories, carbs, or fat! So, occasionally I try to find one that is somewhat healthy for me… if that’s possible! I came across a recipe for greek yogurt souffle from Jules Food. Other than attempting to beat the egg whites by hand, it was really easy to put together!
It really had a light, airy, cheesecakey texture. We added some blueberries and a little blueberry syrup for extra sweetness. Curly decided to decorate hers a little more and added a smiley face with blueberries. Leave it to kids to take a nice dessert and make it kid friendly! 🙂
It was a great day had by all! I love doing all the little extra things to make my valentines special!!!