Family Valentine’s Day Plans

Family Valentine’s Day Plans
February 13, 2020 Our Circle of Moms

By: Amy Koehler

We’ve all been there. Valentine’s Day plans get uprooted due to some last minute change or other.

This year, our babysitter called and can’t take the kids due to being ill. (As a note, I am here for that honesty and transparency rather than having her feel bad about cancelling and spreading it to others or getting worse herself.) So rather than trying frantically to search through our contacts and find another babysitter that is available for tomorrow, my husband and I decided we’re going to lean into it and make this a family Valentine’s Day.

For our main course, we’re planning to make heart-shaped pizzas. At least 2 so that both kids can have fun decorating and the angry eruptions of “Mom, she messed up my design!” or “He got olive juice on my pepperoni!” don’t rupture the bubble of love.

Heart-Shaped Pizza


1 can Pillsbury classic pizza crust
1 can  pizza sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese


Sliced pepperoni
Parmesan cheese
Black olives
Sliced Red Pepper (usually, we do green but since it’s Valentine’s Day…)


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Spray/grease pizza sheet and sprinkle cornmeal.  Unroll dough on pizza sheet and shape into a heart shape.
  2. Spread pizza sauce over crust to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Decorate with toppings as you (or your kids) see fit.
  4. Bake according to instructions on can. 14 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.


And for dessert, we’re doing heart cookies. Just the Pillsbury ready to bake heart shaped ones. (We love Pillsbury at our house.)

We say all this, but I may make it through tomorrow and all the class party activities, with the kids hopped up on sugar and getting valentines from everyone, that I realize having Brett pick up a Pizza Hut Heart-Shaped bundle on the way home makes so much more sense.


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