The countdown to Valentine’s Day continues.
My son asked me the other day, “Mom, is Valentine’s Day really a special holiday – because it doesn’t seem like it is to me – you know, like Thanksgiving.”
Well, I said, “In one sense, you are right. Thanksgiving is more important. But it truth, Valentine’s Day is important in that it’s a reminder that we should be showing love to those who are near and dear to us (I said something close to that :-).”
And I mean it. I think that, like all other holidays, it’s been changed and manipulated into something that it shouldn’t be.
To me, Valentine’s Day isn’t:
- A box of chocolates
- A bunch of roses that will die soon anyway
- A reason to feel bad about yourself if you don’t have a “special someone in your life”
But instead, it’s a day when we can take the time to celebrate our love for others.
Lots of ways to do it, but one surefire way is to make some goodness in the kitchen for your loved ones.
With Breakfast :-).
What’s on the table?
First off, I think my Baked Oatmeal / Oatmeal Cake is a super simple and delicious way to treat your family on Valentine’s morning.
Other great options from my whole foodies friends include:
KerryAnn at Cooking Traditional Foods with Chocolate Crepes
Jessica from Delicious Obsessions offers her Fruit and Nut Granola with Chia and Coconut.
Lea from Nourishing Treasures has High-Protein Pancakes and
Last but not least, Kelly from The Nourishing Home has Baked French Toast Casserole
and Jill from The Prairie Homestead has Soaked Buttermilk Biscuits and
Now – with all this to choose from, you’ll just have to do like we do and celebrate for a whole week with Valentines Day Treats! Then you can get lots of celebrating in without having to cram it all into one day :-).
With love to you and yours,
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