Heart-Shaped Foods for Valentine's Day Slideshow
January 25, 2011
Use a heart-shaped waffle maker to create special waffles on Valentine's Day.
Heart-Shaped Sandwiches, Fruits, and Vegetables
Eila Johnson at The Full Plate Blog uses heart-shaped cookie cutters to shape sandwiches and red pepper slices. It makes eating your vegetables on Valentine's Day a whole lot more fun.
Bread with Heart-Shaped Hole
To make fried eggs on toast special on Valentine's Day, cut out a heart-shaped hole in the bread first. Toast the bread, buttered on both sides, in a hot, buttered sauté pan and crack an egg in the hole. Cook until the egg is just firm, then flip and quickly cook the second side. Serve immediately.
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies
Decorate sugar cookies cut into heart shapes with white, pink, and red frostings and sprinkles for an edible Valentine's Day treat.
To dress up your standard green salad on Valentine's Day, make heart-shaped croutons. Brush both sides of mini heart-shaped pieces of bread with butter, and then toast until golden on both sides. We would also add a little pink to the salad by punching out heart-shaped pieces of beet and tossing the hearts with the greens.
Maybe you have a mini heart-shaped cake pan on hand to make heart-shaped cupcakes for Valentine's Day; if not (we don't), don't let it stop you. Decorate plain cupcakes with a variety of heart decorations, of course in pink, white, and red colors.
Heart-Shaped Fried Rice
If you're dining out, hibachi-style, on Valentine's Day, ask for your fried rice to be cooked in the shape of a heart.
While this person might have gotten lucky when they purchased their cutlet for schnitzel, you can also try shaping any cutlet of meat into a heart shape before breading and frying it for a special Valentine's Day dinner surprise.
One of the simplest — and our favorite — ways to make everyday food special on Valentine's Day is to make heart-shaped toast, spread with almond butter and red raspberry jam, for breakfast.
Show your love for your family by shaping meatloaf into a heart on Valentine's Day.