Valentine’s Day is this Friday, and while I try not to over-emphasize the material aspect of the holiday, it’s certainly a good opportunity to do something a little special for the ones you love.
If you’re looking for a simple way to put a smile on their face, I have an easy, cheerful breakfast your whole family will love, PLUS a charming printable valentine to add a sweet sentiment to their day. The valentines are also a whimsical candy-free option for school parties. So dig in, and enjoy!
The Breakfast: Heart-Shaped Eggs in a Pocket
Too simple even to be dubbed a recipe, this breakfast consists of three ingredients, four if you want to add in the side of fresh berries. It’s a super simple, nourishing way to start the day, and the heart cut-out is a sweet sentiment for the holiday. Although we typically eat homemade bread, I used an organic, whole- wheat store bought loaf for this, since it’s not as crumbly as a homemade loaf.
Simply heat a pat of butter in a sauté pan over medium heat (a cast iron pan works great for this) . Meanwhile, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut a heart from the center of the bread. Once the butter is fragrant and begins to brown, lay the bread in the pan. Crack an egg, and gently pour the egg into the center of the bread. Cook until whites are nearly set (three to four minutes). Gently flip toast and egg. Cook for a few more minutes until whites are done and the yolk is cooked to your preference. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve with a side of berries.
FREE Printable Valentine: You’re the Bees Knees
When February 14 rolls around, I’m always on the lookout for charming valentines and candy-free treats. This year, I decided to create my own little hand-drawn valentine. This whimsical card features a watercolor beehive and a verse from proverbs. Simply print onto cardstock and cut along the trim lines. Use a hole punch to cut two holes, then thread with ribbon and tie on a honey stick. Click here to download the Bee’s Knees valentine’s cards. I hope you enjoy!
In the meantime, I’m working on a little piece for Friday titled How to Love Your Husband When You’ve Nothing Left to Give. I pray that the piece is an encouragement to your heart! And speaking of encouragement, your response to When Mothering Is Hard and No One Sees has floored me! That little piece has been read more than 100,000 times, and I am completely shocked and humbled that it has resonated with so many of you. My dear friends, I cannot begin to tell you what an incredible privilege it is to write words that move. Thank you for reading this little space; thank you for sharing! You are a source of immense encouragement and inspiration to me!
I look forward to seeing you on Friday!
(Printable valentine is ©Faith&Composition and is free for personal use only. Image may be shared and pinned as long as the image links back to this original post.)