With a three-year-old in the house, I am trying to create some fun family traditions. My family didn't really do much for Valentine's Day but I wanted to do something fun with my own children. So, I decided to have a special Valentine's Day dinner. The kids loved the pink heart-shaped pancakes, heart sausage, fruit and strawberry-flavored milk (so it would be pink, of course!) The pink milk was definitely the most popular item on the menu.
Making heart pancakes without a form was more challenging than I anticipated. It wasn't until I was about 1/2 way through the batter before I realized the best strategy was pouring a "V" shape in the pan, otherwise they didn't get a very defined bottom point.