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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentines Lunch Time Fun

Serve a Red and Pink lunch for your family this Valentines Day with these simple ideas:

Heart Sandwich

2 slices of bread per sandwich
Fillings for sandwich - you can choose anything from peanut butter to lunch meats.
Heart cookie cutter 3 1/2''

1. Using heart shaped cookie cutter cut our a heart in the middle of each slice of bread

2. Create a sandwich using the heart shaped bread.

Heart cheese and crackers

Create heart shaped cheese slices and serve with crackers. Use a small heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes on pre-sliced cheese. Also try cutting lunch meat into heart shapes.

Valentine Creamy Jello Jigglers

from: Jello

What You Need!

2-1/2 cups boiling water
2 pkg. (8-serving size each) JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor
1 cup cold milk
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

Make It!

STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 3 min. until completely dissolved. Cool 30 min. at room temperature.

POUR milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 1 min. Add to gelatin; stir until well blended. Pour into 13x9-inch pan.

REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. Dip bottom of pan in warm water 15 sec. Cut into 24 decorative shapes using 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutters, being careful to cut all the way through gelatin to bottom of pan. Lift JIGGLERS® from pan. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Heart Fruit

Slice up strawberries and Bananas into heart shapes.

Red and Pink additions

Pink Yogurt or Go-gurt

Pink Smoothies

Red Apple slices

Cherry tomatoes with ranch dip

Tortilla chips with salsa

Pink juice box

Strawberry Milk

Don't forget the Valentine napkins and candy treats.

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