Valentine’s Day 2011 (Our Family Celebration)
This meal was only mildly successful. I had a really hard time finding purple food. The only things I could think of were purple cabbage and egg plant; both of which I knew they wouldn’t eat. So I settled on purple sodas. I got blueberries because regardless of their name they have always looked purple to me, but I was severely corrected! I most certainly won’t be making that mistake again. In addition I served heart shaped open face peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, triple berry apple sauce and pink cookies. The big thrill however was the fact that they got to eat the M&Ms and Kisses that decorated the table.
Supper: Five Course Dinner
I just made this recipe up with tomato, herbs and balsamic vinegar topped with Parmesan.
For the kids appetizer I served a garlic bread topped with cheese since I knew they wouldn’t eat the tomato.
2nd course: Mixed Berry Soup
I’ve always loved the idea of cold soup. I’ve only had in once while vacationing in Mexico. This time however I decided to freeze it so it was more the consistency of sorbet. Either way it was a hit!
The kids alternative was sliced strawberries with whipped cream. I’ve never seen my little guy eat so much!
This was the only thing that my little boy didn’t eat. Maybe he was just so full by then!
Finally. What the kids had all been waiting for! Am I setting these kids up for all manner of failed expectations later? I told them that not all families celebrate Valentines Day like we do. They thought that was rather sad! 🙂 This mama fell into bed and never slept better. Yes, it was a grand Valentine’s Day!