(Family Features) - I'm glad that Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year. Without the busy weekday morning rush to get everybody off to school and work, we can take a little extra time to sit down together for a special Valentine's Day breakfast.
These Heavenly Heart-Shaped Pancakes don't take a lot of time to make, so we can enjoy a warm breakfast and good conversation. Sounds heavenly!
There are plenty of other simple ways you can show your love all day long:
Dress It Up - Instead of the everyday dishes and placemats, why not dress up the table with the good stuff? Set a pretty table and sprinkle it with heart-shaped confetti to make the whole family feel special. A candlelit breakfast - why not?
Write Love Notes - Leave little notes around the house that tell your family some of the many reasons you love them. "I love your sense of humor!" "You give the best hugs." "I'm proud of who you are." There are lots of little things you can say to make a big impact on others.
Create Some Togetherness - Some days are so busy that it's hard to tell whether you're coming or going. So set aside some time to do something as a family - play a favorite board or card game; bake some heart-shaped cookies and enjoy them with a movie; go through family scrapbooks and photos. Spending time with each other is a great way to show love and make new memories.
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Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.