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Feast of St. Valentine 2017

The morning of the feast of St. Valentine, the girls and I ate pink heart-shaped pancakes topped with raspberry jam for breakfast. They gobbled them up, I barely had a chance to eat a few myself! For lunch, continuing the heart theme, PB sandwiches and carrots (making good use out of that cookie cutter). Unfortunately, the munchkins didn't have an appetite and only ate half of what was on their plates. Stinkers. Serves me right for making lunch FUN for a change, golly.  I did, however, enjoy creating said themed foods.

Bud was snoozin' in the front carrier as I made the lunches. He's so cute when he sleeps.  When he wakes from his nap, I just can't keep myself from kissing those warm and rosy baby cheeks.

I hid a few love notes for my husband to discover throughout the day. The Downton Abby printable valentines from Do Small Things With Love blog were perfect! We loved that series. I hid one in his drawer, one in his work backpack and one the car. Apparently, I wasn't sneaky enough. He found all the notes before he left the house that morning. Need to think of clever new hiding spots for next year.

For our St. Valentine dinner he prepared a scrumptious meal for the two of us (kiddos were already in bed). Marinated and seared skirt steak with olive oil and sea salt braised Belgian endive and brussel sprouts, and skillet potatoes. Amazing flavors! It was my first time trying brussel sprouts and endive-- so good! We capped off the evening by toasting to the beloved saint and enjoyed a red valentine cocktail.

The walls of our home were sprinkled with pink decorations.

What does your family do to celebrate St. Valentines day? I'd love to hear about other traditions for this feast day.


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