happy valentine’s day!
brad and i don’t go overboard with valentine’s day, but we’re especially not doing much this year because i got my camera for christmas/my birthday/all other gift-giving holidays this year and brad got his new car this weekend!
since we’re not giving gifts, i’ve been having fun creating some cute valentine’s-themed food for the past couple days!
how perfect to start off valentine’s day with a short (or tall) stack of whole wheat pancakes with strawberries?!
sprinkled with chia seeds, coconut flakes, and some cinnamon agave syrup.
i made these guys on friday night and frosted them saturday morning.
i used strawberries that we picked this summer and then i washed and froze to enjoy during the winter!
i thawed them and added some of the juice to the frosting to make it extra pink.
yum. i want to eat another.
and finally, the best for last!
when i went to trader joe’s on sunday, i was tempted by the fat-free brownie mix and the mini peanut butter cups. so i had to put them together immediately.
i just mixed up the batter according to the directions and mixed in some mini peanut butter cups. i used a 9×9 pan instead of 8×8 because that’s all i had and decreased the baking time to accommodate the thinner brownies.
i also like my brownies a little under-baked, and these came out perfectly!
also, i just wanted to share that cassie is having a raffle on her site to raise money for breast cancer research.
some of my loved ones and those of many close friends have battled breast cancer and it’s a cause i am proud to support. check out this page for all of the info.
(p.s. i love that her button totally goes with today’s pink theme!)
are you celebrating valentine’s day today?
we’re going for a romantic night away in a couple weeks as our actual valentine’s celebration and brad did get me a rose at dinner on saturday night (the restaurant had a special where if you bought a certain kind of beer, you got a rose, so brad ordered that beer to get me my flower…!).