Thursday, February 21, 2013

Valentines Day with my Little Loves - #LMDConnector

As with most of the holidays now that we have children it has mostly become all about them.  Hubby and I didn't get each other anything for Valentine's Day and we're ok with that as we decided to have a "date night" on an evening in the near future.  Since he worked on Valentine's Day I decided to make it a special day with the kids.  I started out by making french toast with hearts in the middle.

I gathered the eggs, bread, food coloring and milk though the milk isn't pictured.

I mixed 4 eggs with about 1/4 cup of milk into a bowl then poured a little less than half into a smaller bowl and added 2 drops of red food coloring.

Using my heart shaped cookie cutter I cut the middles out of about 6 pieces of bread.  Then I dipped the outside into the regular eggs and the heart piece into the colored eggs.

After that I assembled into the frying pan and cooked it the same and one would make regular french toast.

This is the final results.  Very yummy and a huge hit with the kids!  I did find the later pieces didn't look as presentable as the first few pieces though.

Later on after dinner using confetti cake mix with homemade icing and rainbow sprinkles we made these cupcakes.  I taught the kids how much fun it is to lick the bowls and they loved that part!  I also made some heart shaped peanut butter and jam sandwiches for the preschool Valentine's party the next day.  All in all we had a fun day together with yummy food!  How did you spend Valentine's Day with your loved ones?

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Friday, February 1, 2013

New Peanut Butter Cheerios and a Giveaway! #LMDConnector

I love peanut butter!  I have no problem just eating it off a spoon straight from the jar but I think my favorite way of enjoying peanut butter is on toast with honey.  Now imagine tasty peanut butter mixed with the wholesome goodness of Cheerios.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Well new Peanut Butter Cheerios will be hitting store shelves across Canada on March 4th for a limited time only.  On Feb 4th on the Life Made Delicious Facebook page a coupon will be released to try these new Cheerios for free with another Cheerios purchase (Banana, Apple Cinnamon or Chocolate).  Coupons are expected to be scooped up quickly and can then be redeemed only on March 16th and 17th.  

I can't wait to try these for myself and in celebration of the release I'm pleased to offer my readers a chance to win a $50 Peanut Butter Cheerios kit!  Contest is open to Canada only and ends Feb 28th.  For the main entry please comment as to how you like to enjoy peanut butter.  For additional entries (leave a comment for each):

1.  Subscribe to my blog by email (or just comment if you already do)
2.  Like my blog on facebook 
3.  Like the Life Made Delicious facebook page

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