Smarter Mom: Last-Minute Valentine's Day Treats

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Let me guess: you were so busy helping your kids get organized for their class party, etc. that you forgot to actually do anything special for your kids or spouse? Been there (am there). But fear not, it's not too late! Here are some cute, fast last-minute ideas to let your little Valentines know you love them:

Valentine's Day breakfast: Butter a slice of bread, cut a heart shape out of the center of the bread and grill it in a hot pan: while it grills, drop in an egg and let it cook. Serve with bacon hearts (my husband would looovveeee these!)

Cute ideas using tech: The smart ladies over at Cool Mom Picks suggest making a Spotify (or iTunes) playlist of romantic love songs (or silly or sentimental ones for your kiddos).

You could also make a special dinner with something yummy but fast to cook, like flank steak with potatoes and a vegetable. It seems fancy but isn't very much work or terribly expensive...you can get away with less meat since you slice it before serving. Dim the lights, light candles, and serve your dinnertime milk or water out of wine glasses....and voila, you have as nice an atmosphere as the best restaurant in town!

What do you like to do with your family for Valentine's Day?


by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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mommythree0508
by Corinne on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Little presents and dinner
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Feb. 14, 2013 at 7:52 AM
I always get a little present for DH and my son. I like the idea of a special breakfast, too...
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charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Feb. 14, 2013 at 7:53 AM

 We get out kids a little gift bag filled with candy, chcolates and small stuff.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 14, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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 Heart shaped pancakes.

critter_boo
by Sarah on Feb. 14, 2013 at 8:58 AM
We aren't doing anything
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Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

 We will have some treats and hot chocolate with the kids after school today. We will also have a nice dinner later on.

fraujones
by Amanda on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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I bought my daughter a huge box of chocolates and my hubby got a Nintendo 3DS. Usually we have a special dinner, but we aren't doing much this year. I'm excited for tomorrow--when all of the chocolate goes on sale!

Tigress22304
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

This morning DH and I surprised DD with her gifts (candy and more candy) later on today the stepkids are getting surprised with their gifts.

wandep
by Pam on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I picked up a pencil, chocolate bear, and suckers for them and stuck it in a little bag. Also got them cards. We'll be going out to taco bell tonight for dinner. I will be getting dh's surprise this evening. :(

mrswillie
by CeeCee on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM

We do a dinner

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