Growing up, my mother's holiday rituals were simple and to-the-point. On Valentine's Day, we were greeted at the breakfast table by our usual slice of toast..but on this special day, the bottom corners of the bread were cut away and the top spread with strawberry jam to resemble a red heart. Thus, our ordinary meal was transformed into something magical. Very simple, I know, but in that simplicity lies the charm that makes the memory so special to me, all these years later.
May your Valentine's Day table be heart-y and sweet.
|Toast and jam|
|Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches with pink and red sprinkles|