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Making Oatmeal Special (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

Posted By Jessica Fisher On February 9, 2011 @ 7:30 pm In URS,Valentine's Day,Valentine's Day | 30 Comments

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This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life [5] — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And food is a wonderful way to do that; is it not?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner — Monday, to be exact. So, this is a great time to share some LOVE-ly kitchen inspiration during Ultimate Recipe Swap [6]. I have very fond memories of Valentine’s Day as a child and am trying to make similar memories for my kids.

Our little celebration of our family starts at breakfast with a little treat and a yummy breakfast. I’ve got pretty {Jules} to give to my girls [7] and will probably pick up something small and manly for my boys this weekend.


For breakfast?

Well, we’ve done different things every year — usually in the shape of hearts. Pancakes [9]and maple oat scones [10]lend themselves very well to heart shapes, and my kids love both.

But, if you’re not up for baking early in the morning or if oatmeal is a go-to breakfast at your house, then I suggest you pick up a container of heart sprinkles.

A simple thing can make your kid’s heart sing. Prepare your favorite oatmeal recipe. I suggest Not Mushy Oatmeal [11]. Love that!

Then let your kiddos sprinkle candy hearts across the top in place of sugar. (You know it’s still better than any boxed cereal.)

Yes, yes, it is.


Or you could make Instant Oatmeal Packets [13] and shake in the sprinkles ahead of time as a surprise.

Either way you’ve got special, festive oatmeal. Who knew oatmeal could be festive?

You can do this for any occasion — or no occasion at all. Sprinkles make everything fun.

What’s your favorite Valentine Recipe?

Share it in the comments or link up below.

Next week on URS [6]: Share your favorite recipe!

This week is all about Loving Life [5]. Check out the wealth of ideas for making the most of every minute.

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