February is such a great month. With all the pink and red in store windows, it just warms up the cold month when you see all the beautifully decorated windows with hearts in every color and size.
A very practical and cute way to decorate your table or February is to use some pictures of your family or friends and place them in the middle of the table. Use all size and shapes of frames. Sprinkle some of the cute confetti that you can buy anywhere around the frames.
Use the sleeves of Hershey Bars for Napkin ring holders. Then use the Hershey Bars as frosting for a pan of brownies. As soon as you take a pan of brownies out of the oven, just break up the Hershey bar into the squares and lay them on the brownies. Let sit for about 5 minutes and spread over entire top. Let sit until the melted candy hardens.
If you have little ones, tape a little Valentine to their bed or bedroom door each night after they go to bed and when they wake up they will have a nice little surprise each morning.
One night around Valentines let the family have a chocolate dinner.
Bake canned biscuits and make a chocolate gravy *Recipe found below
Serve with some strawberries and hot chocolate. Or cut up lots of different fruits and have some melted chocolate for the kids to use as a dip for the fruit.
Have a cute little writing pad in the shape of a heart at the table for each family member with a new pink or red pen. Let each one draw a family member’s name. Each day at one of the meals, ask them to write a reason they love that person who is sitting at the table and then collect all the written notes and then on Valentines night, each person can read what was written to them. Start Feb 1st with that project!
February will be here next week, begin now to think of ways to show others how much they mean to you. It will bless your heart!
Chocolate Gravy *taken from All Recipes
1/4 cup cocoa
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter,
2 teas vanilla
Whisk the cocoa, flour, and sugar together in a bowl until there are no lumps. Pour the milk into the mixture and whisk until well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until its consistency is similar to gravy, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the butter and vanilla into the mixture until the butter is melted. Serve immediately.