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valentine’s day appetizer
Valentine’s Day is one of the best holidays to me. But then again, any chance I have to tell my kids that I love them with all my heart…is an amazing day…so that makes pretty much everyday a holiday for me! So on that note, I want to share a little tradition that we started, many years ago. It gets the kids in the kitchen with me and we make special Cupid’s Arrow snacks. They are really easy and even the littlest chef can help out. The featured picture shows a batch that my youngest son made. He did a pretty good job for a 6 year old! We usually serve these as an appetizer or they also works great a top a beautiful salad. Its the warm up to the grilled halibut and asparagus dinner that follows. Add this sweet little snack to your Valentine’s Day menu, your whole family with LOVE it!
Cupid’s Arrow (Cherry/Grape Tomato Hearts)
You will need:
40 cherry/grape tomatoes
20 arrow toothpicks (or regular works)
- Take two cherry or grape tomatoes and cut them diagonally to 45 degree angle. I think the more oval or long the little tomatoes are, the easier it is. You will do the same for all the other tomatoes.
- Now join the cut part top potion of the tomatoes as shown in the featured picture. You need 2 cherry/grape tomatoes to make a heart.
- You can seal the tomatoes together using a dab of cream cheese, or the easiest is to pair them together as a heart using an adorable cupids arrow tooth pick. In the case you can’t find the cupid’s arrow toothpicks, a regular toothpick works just fine.
Add these to a special salad or as a loving appetizer. They are fun and like I said, it get the kids of all ages into the kitchen with you. A special place where families bond.