We love to celebrate Valentine's Day with a nice family dinner. We set the table with our nicest dishes, keeping to a red and white theme. Jake loves shaped pancakes so I had fun making heart-shaped ones for our special dinner.
I had a few heart-shaped cookie cutters laying around, so after mixing my pancake batter and pre-heating the pan, I sprayed the cookie cutters with cooking oil and placed them in the pan. Add the batter, be careful not to overfill the cutters. When the pancake starts to bubble, use a pair of tongs to remove the cookie cutter from the pan. You may need to gently cut around the edge of the cutter with a knife to loosen the pancake first. Once the cookie cutter is removed, flip the pancake and cook it on the other side. Be sure to re-spray the cookie cutters with cooking oil before using them for the next pancake.
Since my husband isn't big on pancakes, I made him some heart shaped eggs, using the same method.
Topped with maple syrup, some powdered sugar and homemade fruit salad, our pancakes made with a lot of love were a big hit!
Carly has red hair and occasionally the temper to match. She loves potatoes, rainy nights, photography, her husband and her 5 year old son, Jacob. Probably in reverse order. She also blogs.