I've been a little obsessed with heart shaped food this past week. I apparently have too many heart gadgets to use on one lunch alone, so it's kind of been Valentine week around the geeky Storms household.
First up is breakfast for lunch. The kids always buy lunch at school whenever they have breakfast for lunch. They are their mom's kids after all. Breakfast is the best. I found a heart pancake mold in my stash so figured that was the way to go. The heart pick looks cute as a little arrow but is really just to eat their melons. I didn't want to deal with sticky syrup, so we opted to include strawberry yogurt for dipping. And sprinkles just make the world happy.
I called this one "bee mine" due to my half-hearted attempt at making bee fruit kabobs. The heart picks I've been using are meant to be cupcake picks. I like these for their lunches because the tips aren't sharp as opposed to skewers/toothpicks. This was my second attempt using a "toast stamp". The lunch before I didn't even bother photographing. It was a detailed stamp that you couldn't really even tell what it was. But my youngest was thrilled that it included a Mario mustache (which was actually a pair of love birds, but I'm glad he found happiness in it). In hindsight I should have taken a pic lol. But this simple heart is fine. Just kind of not what I was going for. I did figure out I like stamping the bread before toasting.
And of course I had to bust out the sandwich cutters. I see this heart cutter hanging in grocery aisles all of the time. Had to do the traditional Valentine strawberries by cutting in half and trimming out a more exaggerated "v" at the center with a knife. I really like these silicone baking cups from Wilton. This set of hearts comes with a mix of red and pink. We got lots of use out of these this week, and they fit well in our lunchboxes. Here the heart cup isn't necessary, just cute. Which to me was necessary =) but another day I used three hearts in the large compartment to separate out meats, cheeses, and crackers for homemade lunchables. Happy Valentine's Day to all!
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