The middle is the best part!
I love how they managed to get the swirling in the coffee!!
And no, this isn’t the work of Photoshop either. It’s real food. They used gelatin to ‘freeze’ some of these foods in their place and the sliced through to show us the middle. The coffee above and the ramen directly below are my favorites, but they have a few more on display here, too.
Heart shaped carrots – Simple, savory Valentine’s Day idea
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.
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?
Freeze soups in muffin tins
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.