Today’s Valentine’s Day Fun Week post is a kid-friendly Valentines Day menu!  This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday – and if you are like most parents, you will be celebrating at home with your kids, and not at a romantic dinner for two.  Those days are long gone for Don and I.  So, why not make it a special dinner for the entire family?  Growing up, Valentine’s Day dinner at my house was a family event.  We would have everything red.  Even down to the paper plates Nana would buy for us to eat from.  

kid friendly valentines day menu at mini van dreams

Why not start the same tradition with your family?  You can pick up some inexpensive red plates and napkins at the store and serve our special kid-friendly Valentine’s Day menu below! I have even included the recipes – and they are all SUPER easy and delicious!  Make the ordinary, extraordinary by serving dinner by candlelight, pretending you are at a fancy French restaurant, and have some fun!  Your kids will remember it for years!

 

For Your Valentine’s Day Dining Pleasure … let us present your menu… 

kid friendly valentines day menu at mini van dreams

Jeff’s French Pastries

Spaghetti et Fromage (recipe below!)

Healthy Strawberry Crepes

Hawaiian Punch

 

Spaghetti and Cheese

This was a staple of Don's family when he was growing up. Quick and easy and great as leftovers.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Chef Don - www.minivandreams.com

Ingredients

  • 1 block colby cheese chunked
  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium can sliced mushrooms drained
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
  2. To spaghetti pot, add sauce, mushrooms, black pepper, and salt. Stir.
  3. Return drained spaghetti to pot and add cheese. Stir.
  4. Continue cooking, on low heat, for approximately 6-8 minutes to allow cheese to just melt, Stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Don’t be afraid to have some fun with your kids on Valentine’s Day!  Make it a party!  Wear a silly mustache!  Talk in a French accent.  Just because it’s normally a day for romantic dinners, flowers and candles… it doesn’t have to be that way at your house!  Make some memories with your kids!  

 Check out our other Valentine’s Day Fun Week Ideas!

{Monday} Free Valentine’s Day Subway art Printable

{Tuesday} Healthy Strawberry Crepes

{Wednesday} Lunchbox Pals

{Thursday}  Free Printable Retro Valentines

{Friday} Valentine’s Day Menu

{Saturday} Easy Treat Bags

{Sunday} Origami Heart and a Surprise!

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Julia

1 Comment on Kid Friendly Valentines Day Menu

  1. Yum spaghetti and cheese one of my all time favorites. I’ve been making this dish for years and having out never gets old for me. I say we trick the kids into sitting at the table with us with a candle, think they would go for it?

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