Right after I put up my morning post, I got down to the business of breakfast. I don't usually bake so early in the day, but I really wanted the house to have that cozy warm smell this morning. Sure enough, as the sleepyheads staggered out to the kitchen, a buzz of excitement crackled in the air: Not only was it Valentines Day, but there was going to be chocolate for breakfast! :)
Once the donuts were cooling on the counter, I bundled myself up and headed outside to the feeders. After a few stormy days, today was so lovely, almost spring-like. I even spied a flock of robins overhead - there had to be a hundred of them! Now, as legend tells it, the birds choose their mates on this day, so I fashioned a little Valentine gesture in the snow ...
Back inside, before Daddy left for work and we got down to "school," we enjoyed a Valentine breakfast together:
The picture doesn't show it but the icing is tinted light pink (naturally, of course, for my Earlybird). I used a pan from The Baker's Catalogue and all Feingold-friendly ingredients ~ right down to the sprinkles! :)
We had help, of course:
Our "stained glass" panel is the first part of a Lenten project we're working on this year.
And finally, as the sun dipped low in the sky, it was time to make Daddy's Valentine and to savor one more Valentine treat ...
Mind you, that's good old-fashioned Swiss Miss in those mugs - quick but delicious! EB can't have Swiss Miss, but he opted for a limeade popsicle instead. ;)