Heart shaped carrots – Simple, savory Valentine’s Day idea

Chicken soup for the soul with heart shaped carrots for Valentine's Day

I don’t really do anything for Valentine’s Day usually. I made pink heart shaped pancakes for the girls one year, if I recall correctly, although that easily could’ve been just a random day where I felt like showing them I cared enough to spend some extra time on breakfast. That just goes to show how important this holiday is to me, huh? Ha.

I do end up seeing a lot  related foods around every single holiday, though, and V-Day is no exception. Just how many heart-shaped cookies can there possibly be in the world? Hundreds of thousands, according to my feed reader.

Savory Valentine's Day dishes with heart shaped carrots for soup

So I especially liked this idea to help balance it out. Instead of focusing only on the dessert side, this one simply involves cutting some carrots and tossing them into a soup. In this case, it appears to be chicken noodle soup and I love the simplicity of it. <3

Sophistimom did a really awesome tutorial on how to easily create the hearts without doing it individually, too, so check her out.

And in case you would prefer a dessert, how about some manly cookies?

Manly V-Day cookies that say 'well done' and 'let's pork' on pieces of meat

Freeze soups in muffin tins

Freeze chicken noodle soup in muffin tins for easy meals for toddlers and lunches

I have seen this tip before, but never taken the time to share it with you. I freeze my chicken stock in ice cube trays, but I really don’t make soup very often.

This is a great size to pop out and give to a toddler, but it’s really a good idea for adults, too. I read on another site that she pours the “good stuff” into tins and then “broth” into a different set. Then when she’s ready to grab some for lunch, she grabs a cube of each and is ready to go. That way she doesn’t have to try to evenly portion out each cup with broth and “good stuff.”

I like that this avoids using too many of those plastic tupperware or glad bowls, too. These can be frozen, then popped out of the tin and stored in a ziplock bag without tying up all your dishes.

What do you do when you’re both hungry and cold? Nuggie to the rescue!

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Snuggie made of chicken nuggets - Nuggie

If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that one of my biggest site boosts (on QJ) came back when the Snuggie was introduced to our precious world….and it didn’t have a website. You know that I got a ton of traffic and lots of customer support questions after I wrote a quick post talking about how cult-like and stupid it was…..and it’s where Google pointed everyone. You know how ridiculous that is.

And if you haven’t been with me for a while, well, now you know. :P

The Snuggie, no matter how silly or randomly iconic it is for our generation, will always have a very strange soft spot in my heart.

Which means a food-related picture of the Nuggie makes me giggle a little more than the average person would.

Er, well, I probably giggle more anyway, right? So it makes me giggle even MORE than expected, because awww, snuggies….