This post is sponsored by Krusteaz. I was provided with product for this post, but all content within is completely my own, 100% honest and original. Cross my heart.
Around our home, Valentine’s Day is a family affair. Mr Napping and I have usually been out in the last week to celebrate our anniversary, so we don’t feel the need to fight for reservations to a fancy dinner like a lot of the country does on February 14th. We keep it simple with a Valentine’s Day dinner the whole family will love. It just so happens that February is also National Hot Breakfast month and did you know that 91% of Americans have tried breakfast for dinner?! We love breakfast for dinner nights. So, this Valentine’s Day (or any time!), bring on the bacon and make a special Valentine’s Day dinner the whole family will love with a breakfast for dinner night.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
BREAKFAST FOR DINNER
So, I’m sure you know how to make breakfast for dinner. It’s pretty much the same as making breakfast for breakfast, but the kids have annoyed you all day long already and you’re living on that Wheat Thin and half a grape you had for your actual breakfast. Maybe that’s just me? Anyway, I will give you some ideas and then you run with it, okay? Great.
So, we decided on the Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancakes. P.S. We have tried the blueberry waffles and the chocolate chip muffins – Oh my deliciousness! The muffins are like homemade good… that’s pretty fantastic when you add 3 ingredients and pop that muffin tin in the oven. We also indulged with fresh fruit, potato wedge-style hashbrowns, and eggs. Bacon would’ve been up there too, but we were out. It was a tragedy, which we drowned with syrup. We also made whipped cream to top
the pancakes, er, the fruit… okay, everything with.
What made this dinner so special…? Two words: pancake pen. We had a pancake pen our realtor graced us with after we bought our home, but the opening was so wide that any fun shapes expanded into unrecognizable blobs, so I was a little hesitant to try it again. This time, the pen I used had a much smaller opening and was much more fun to draw with. And it works really well as an icing bottle too. Bonus! If your kids are a little older, let them get in on the drawing fun too! Of course, since it is a Valentine’s Day Dinner, our pancakes were heart-shaped and I added a bit of red food coloring for a little more fun. Food coloring is totally optional, in case you’re anti-fun (or anti-artificial coloring… perhaps).
What’s your favorite breakfast for dinner menu?