I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! Mine was unforgettable to say the least. But not in a way you are probably expecting. We had a great morning with good friends at the local pottery place. The kids had a blast painting and I got to make a cute plate.
Later the kids and I made chocolates and crafts for my hubby. Then I was planning to make him a buffalo chicken dish, but I forgot to buy canned coconut milk and it was too late to run out a get some. So we made heart shaped blueberry pancakes instead. Life was good…until my little man kept saying his tummy hurt. I snuggled him in our bed right before bedtime and he said his tummy hurt again. I said, “you’re not going to throw up, are you?” He said “no”, and then he projectile vomited right on the side of my face and hair! Then he did it again on my chest, and again. Ahhhhh! Super gross! I was speechless! But I remained calm and told him it was going to okay as we cleaned up. Parenting is not for the faint if heart! I can deal with puke, but I never thought it would be main lined to my face! It was worse than anything I’ve seen, even in college, ha! Poor guy though. I finally got us both cleaned up, laundry in, and him in bed by 10, so I went downstairs to spend the rest of my Valentine’s Day with my hubby. Not even 5 minutes past and my little guy came downstairs with puke on the side of his face! So I cleaned him up and slept with him for the night in case he needed me. It wasn’t quite the romantic evening I had planned, but that’s okay. I’m just glad he’s feeling better today. I guess it was one too many chocolates, which is much better than the flu! How was your Valentine’s Day? I hope yours didn’t involve puke!
Are you still hungry after reading that? I hope I didn’t ruin your appetite or your opinion of this recipe, because this is straight up delicious! I can’t take credit for this recipe, but I had to share it because it is amazing and also crazy easy! I found it from A Girl Worth Saving, who I follow. I just adapted it a little to remind me of warm, creamy strawberries and cream oatmeal. In the past I always liked my oatmeal a little milky rather than super thick. Were you an oatmeal lover? What was your favorite flavor?
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbs melted coconut butter
- ¼ cup canned coconut milk
- 1 heaping Tbs strawberry preserves
- 1-2 Tbs walnuts
- For the strawberry preserves:
- 12 ounce bag frozen strawberries
- 2 Tbs water
- For the strawberry preserves:
- Heat the strawberries and water in a large skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes or until they are soft and breaking down.
- Mash them with a fork or blend the sauce if you prefer a smooth sauce.
- You are only using 1 Tbs of the fruit sauce for this recipe and this will make a jar full. Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to two weeks. Use the sauce for pancakes, pop tarts, bread or muffin toppings...the possibilities are endless.
- Mash the banana in a bowl or saucepan and add the melted coconut butter, coconut milk, and strawberry preserves.
- Heat in the microwave for one minute or in a saucepan until warm.
- Top with walnuts and enjoy!
Use your leftover strawberries for these cute heart shaped pop tarts for your loved ones.