Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, and as a husbad of one wife and father of four girls, I clearly am not going to let this holiday slip by unnoticed.
Usually, Cindy and I celebrate with a date on some day other than February 14, if for no other reason than waits are shorter at restaurants and babysitters are easier to come by.
However, on the actual holiday, we will probably celebrate in our traditional fashion with an all-pink or red meal with the kids. It's fun to plan what kinds of food are already pink or red and which other ones can have their colors altered to fit in our requirements. Of course, red sauces are easy, and we can find reddish pasta. Red Jell-O. Red drinks. Red applesauce. Raw beef.
I'm ready to try some new things, so as we are nearing our deadline, does anyone have some genius red/pink food ideas that would amaze my little family? If we include your ideas/recipes, I'll be sure to credit you in the Valentine's Dinner Photo Essay. Maybe I'll even send you any leftovers.
I must admit, this red meal is much, much, much easier to plan than the green one for St. Patrick's Day.