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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

Ultimate Recipe Swap [3]

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life [4] — 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 [5]. 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 [6] and will probably pick up something small and manly for my boys this weekend.

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For breakfast?

Well, we’ve done different things every year — usually in the shape of hearts. Pancakes [8]and maple oat scones [9]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 [10]. 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.

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Or you could make Instant Oatmeal Packets [12] 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 [5]: Share your favorite recipe!

This week is all about Loving Life [4]. Check out the wealth of ideas for making the most of every minute.


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[8] Pancakes : http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/11/multi-grain-blueberry-pancakes/

[9] maple oat scones : http://lifeasmom.com/2009/02/maple-oat-heart-scones-they-work-for-me.html

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[12] Instant Oatmeal Packets: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/frugal-friday-making-my-own-instant-oatmeal.html

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