Karel and I had been dating for 9 months when our first Valentine's day occurred in 2007. There were cards, flowers and chocolates shared between the two of us but when it came time for dinner, neither of us wanted to deal with the hassle of eating out on this hallmark holiday.
Even if I created two easy options for our Valentine's "brinner" they were both prepared with love and finished off with chocolate.
Everyday is a great day to eat chocolate and to go that extra mile to show someone you care about that you love them. I hope that you had a wonderful Valentine's day and yummed a bit louder with those in your life who mean the most to you.
Friends, family and furry ones.... Never let a day go by without showing and saying your love for others. And most of all, start that loving on yourself.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp whipped cream cheese
1 washed pear - shredded (with skin)
1 1/2 cup reduced fat organic milk
Chocolate chips (about 2 tbsp)
Olive oil or cooking spray for pancakes
1. Heat a large skillet to medium-low heat (to speed up cooking process, use two skillets).
3. In small bowl, mix together eggs, cream cheese, pear and milk until clumps are minimal.
7. Add ~1/3 cup of batter to skillet after drizzling a little olive oil (or use cooking spray) before/after each pancake. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side and then flip and cook for 1-2 minutes (or until golden brown).
Karel knows how to make my heart happy.....even if my legs are suffering.
3 hours and 40 minutes on our bikes, surrounded by beautiful tall trees, rolling hills, picturesque mountain views and plenty of farm animals to say hi to during our ride.
(yes, I verbally say hi to all animals when I see them during our rides. We even saw a Lama!)
After our ride, Campy took us for a 2 mile run and finished with a strong sprint on our street. No workout is complete without a Campy-mile!