You don’t have to be perfect to be a supermom (or dad), you just have to love the heck out of your kids, and the rest will fall into place. You’re probably well aware that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – the decorations have been on display at Target all month.
If you’re in a rush to feed your kids dinner before the babysitter gets there so that you and your partner can enjoy Valentine’s Day alone, heart-shaped quesadillas will take less than 10 minutes to make.
You know the drill – grab two tortillas, throw some shredded Mexican cheese (and whatever else you want – veggies, chicken, tomatoes), and melt the cheese however you wish.
The fastest way would be to microwave the quesadilla or use a sandwich press. Once the cheese is melted, take the quesadilla and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to press into it. This will cut the quesadilla into a perfect heart shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, then use your average kitchen scissors to cut the quesadilla into the shape of a heart. Voila!
Valentine’s Day S’mores Popcorn by A Pumpkin and a Princess
This popcorn is incredibly easy and will act as a special treat to your family for the occasion.
All you need is…
- 5-6 Cups of Popcorn (air popped or microwaved)
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of Valentine’s Day colored M&M’s
- 1/2 cup of Golden Grahams cereal
- 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
- Pop your popcorn, and spread it around on a baking sheet.
- Melt your chocolate chips in a cup by microwaving them for as long as you need in order to melt the chips together. We suggest taking it out every 15-20 seconds to stir the chocolate around to prevent it from burning.
- Drizzle your melted chocolate onto the popcorn (you can use a spoon or a piping bag)
- Immediately toss your candy, cereal and marshmallows onto the popcorn to create your mixture.
- Mix all of the ingredients together on the baking sheet to the best of your ability, and let cool for 20 minutes.
Incredibly Fast and Simple Chocolate Strawberries
Chocolate strawberries are a Valentine’s Day staple. They make a great gift for your significant other, or a delicious and healthier dessert for your whole family to enjoy.
What you’ll need: strawberries, semi-sweet chocolate chips (easy, we know!)
- Melt a half cup of chocolate chips in the microwave (microwave time varies on temperature of chocolate chips and your microwave, but take out the chocolate every 15-20 seconds to stir it around, then put it back in for another 15-20 seconds).
- Once chocolate is melted, dip your strawberries one-by-one into the chocolate, and place them on either a plate or wax paper.
- Give them about 20 minutes to cool (10 if you put them in the fridge), and now you have a fancy dessert that took you less than 10 minutes.
If your kids are still in elementary school, then you’re going to want to use these ideas to make your DIY experience as affordable and painless as possible.
For the Teachers
First idea – remember that Valentine’s Day popcorn recipe from earlier in this blog post? Throw some of that into a mason jar, tie a pretty bow around it, and call it a day.
If you want to go above and bee-yond, pick up a Burt’s Bees chapstick the next time you’re in line at the grocery store, and attach it to an adorable card like this one that I found on Pinterest.
Your child’s teacher will appreciate it during this cold, dry weather, AND it’s not candy that will ruin his or her diet – double whammy.
The classroom’s other parents will be jealous that they didn’t think of this idea first.
For the Classmates
FrugalCouponLiving.com has compiled a list of creative and adorable print-out valentines that you can easily attach to cheap snacks or school supplies.
For example, they posted a printable that pairs with Goldfish crackers. These prints will stand out compared to all of the store-bought Star Wars and Paw Patrol valentines that the other kids will be handing out.
We hope you’ve found some inspiration for channeling your inner SuperMom/Dad this Valentine’s Day.