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Many couples were planning a getaway for this Valentines Day, but because of the Northeast Blizzard just about everyone plans are now canceled what a bummer! Many of you were probably heading towards Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands, or staying at a Bed and Breakfast in Paris.

But don’t give up hope on Thursday morning why not serve your boo his or her breakfast in bed. Sometimes it’s better to stay at home together than to deal with all of the distractions, and have the moment ruined. This would be a good time to reflect on all of good memories between the two of you have shared throughout the months or years. All of those sacrifices, tears, and the laughter to get to this point!

You’re probably saying what about the kids? Ask the babysitter or family members to take the kids for the day. For breakfast you and your sweetie could make together this wonderful recipe called “Chocolate Chip Pancakes, drizzle with fresh homemade strawberry syrup, topped with a heart shape pat of butter and bacon. With a side of eggs, fresh-cut fruits, a glass of freshly squeeze orange juice, and good cup of joe, and a very nice playlist. Then after breakfast you to can go for a long walk or …………

choco. pancakes

This is a very simple recipe:

Any brand of your favorite pancake mix; add 1/2-1 cup of mini chocolate chips, if you can’t find mini chocolate chips, just buy the regular size and chopped them up and add it to the batter. Continue with directions on the box.

Strawberry Syrup Yield: 1 1/2 cups

1 pint of fresh strawberries, remove green stem, rinsed, & halved

3/4 cup white sugar

2 T. corn syrup

1 1/2 t. lemon juice

1/2 t. unsalted butter

Pancakes or waffles

1. Place strawberries in a blender; blend until pureed. Transfer to a small saucepan; add sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, and butter.

2. Bring to a boil; whisk for one minute. If foam forms skin it off. Strain the seeds if desired.  Serve warm pour  over pancakes or waffles. Refrigerate leftovers; warm before serving.

Heart Shape Butter

Bring  1 or 1/2 stick of butter to room temperature for 30 minutes. Put butter between two sheets of wax paper, using a rolling pin gently roll the butter to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Use a 2 inch metal or plastic heart shape cookie cutter. To release the butter use your finger, press gently to release the butter. Just be patient it takes a little practice to do it, they will appreciate you.

Place the butter on wax paper to hold its shape for a few minutes before place it on the pancakes.    Serve and Enjoy!

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