It’s February – Tis the month of hearts and love!  There are ways to celebrate the season without going overboard with too much nausea inducing romance.  These Valentine Sandwiches are a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to give a nod to the next two weeks.  Everyone loves a good sandwich and using simple recipes the kids can make themselves cuts down on kitchen time for mom – it’s a win win!  Let’s get started.

Materials – Sandwich #1:

Bread
Eggs
Butter or Oil
Heart Cookie Cutter

How-To:

 Have a LOVE-ly breakfast with heart shaped eggs & toast.   Five minutes or less and you’re ready to eat.  Cut a heart shape from the center of a piece of bread.
Place the bread in a heated pan with melted butter or oil.  Crack an egg into the center of the toast.  Cook until the egg is mostly done and then using a spatula, flip the toast.  Leave the toast in the skillet until the egg is done to your liking.

A fast Valentine’s breakfast is what’s on the menu.  It is simple and brainless and takes very little time.  Show your family some love for breakfast!

Materials – Sandwich #2:

Bread
Peanut or Almond Butter
Jelly
Heart Cookie Cutter

How-To:

The second sandwich is easier than the first.  PB&J or almond butter and jelly, whatever your allergies do or don’t allow is on the menu for lunch.  Cut hearts from the top piece of bread you will use for the sandwich.  You may use cookie cutters if you have them – or cut the bread with a knife.  It’s up to you.

Remove the cut pieces of bread.  On the bottom piece of bread, smear your nut butter and then jelly on top.  It is best for a Valentine’s sandwich to use either strawberry or raspberry jam or preserves for the red coloring.

Add the heart bread tot he top and the color shows through.  This is a 1 minute sandwich if you’re doing the morning rush.  It is a great surprise to open a lunch box to the hearts!  I applied my hearts so you can cut the sandwich easily in half and have a heart on both portions.  This is the ultimate V-Day easy treat.

Materials – Sandwich #3:

Bread

Cheese

Butter or Oil

Soup

Heart Cookie Cutter

How-To:

And finally the dinner Valentine’s sandwich.  Make a grilled cheese sandwich.  The bread and cheese options are up to you.

Cut a heart shape out of the center of the sandwich.  This is great for those people that don’t eat bread crusts.  Cut a small notch into the bottom side of the heart sandwich.

Hook the sandwich onto the side of a mug or bowl and add hot soup to finish the meal.  This presents very well and is another LOVE-ly Valentine’s treat.  Soup and grilled cheese is the perfect warm-you-up dinner for frosty winter evenings and adding the heart on the side is perfect for the season.  Love it!

So here are three ideas that are not that new, but the presentation is something you may or may not have thought about before.  The point is to celebrate Valentine’s Day simply and easily with not so much money.  It is the thought that really counts and showing your family or friends a little V-Day love goes a long way and makes a big impression.  Serving delicious food is a big plus….Happy Valentine’s!

 

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