Dave and I really don’t celebrate Valentine’s day. We feel like its a Hallmark commercial holiday and a ploy to make money. You shouldnt need a specific day to show someone you love them. That being said, I am not totally against the holiday and boycott it or anything. We just don’t make a huge hoopla out of it. I still do something small, like a special red or pink dessert. I also serve up the girls pink heart shaped pancakes on special valentines plates.
I usually plan 6 meals for the week. We eat at home for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. We go out for a meal maybe once a month at most. I either pack Dave a lunch or he comes home on his lunch hour. Having 6 meals planned allows for 1 night of leftovers. However lately I feel like planning 6 is too many. Last week for example, there was a super bowl party so we didn’t use our leftover night, which spilled into a new week. This week I am only planning 5 meals since we are going to a friends house one night.
Homemade Chicken noodle soup
Sausage, mushroom, and spinach casserole
Homemade Chicken tenders, cabbage, sweet potato fries
Mock Chipotle Burrito Bowls
Broiled flounder, sautéed cabbage, roasted sweet potatoes
scrambled eggs, toast or greek yogurt pancakes, grapes
Pink heart shaped pancakes and eggs
I dont usally plan out desserts, although we do eat either a dessert or later snack most nights. Its usually banana cookies, fruit, homemade ice cream, graham crackers etc. But for valentine’s day I am going to try and make a red velvet cake layered with cheesecake and topped with cream cheese icing. All semi healthy modifying recipes I already use often.
Is it bad I am excited to eat all week long?