Cupid, Love and Valentines

Eros: The Greek God of love. Romans refer to him as Cupid (meaning desire).
He was born to Aprodite Goddess of Love and Ares the God of war. Imagine that. If you think about it, put all that together and you got todays world. Erotic, desire, God, love, war..etc.

Ok, that was my little Greek Mythology lesson for today. Sorry Dad.
I remember my Dad used to hate it when we would study Greek Mythology at school. Little did he know, I loved this subject. I found it interesting but only Myths (like fairy tales) and knew it had no biblical reference. 

Back to cupid....
Cupid, as we call him, is a well known imaginary half naked angel that comes around on Valentines Day and shoots people with his arrow and makes them fall in love. Silly isnt it? Even though Valentines is not a religious day, its a day to show kindness and love with chocolate, candy, flowers, cards, doughnuts.......opps. Ok I got carried away.
Anyway, Since we really don't have a little Cupid around now days, I try to spread the love myself. I do all kinds of little things in the days leading up to Valentines Day. Here are just a few things.

One of favorite things during this time of year is my heart shaped muffin pan.
 I like to bake heart shaped muffins.

Its always been a tradition that I make my daughter heart shaped pancakes on Valentines morning.
She is away at college and will miss them this year. However, I did send her a Valentine care package. I ate these heart shaped pancakes myself.

Thanks to Reese's.......
I could not resist the temptation of this Peanut Butter Heart. Yes, I actually do put it on a plate and eat it with a fork. Its that good.

Me and my husband do not do alot on Valentines day since we spend every day showing our love for each other. But we will usually give each other a love note and go out out to dinner. I asked him not to get me candy this year since Im trying to diet, and im not to much of a flower girl. However, I did make some of this.....
Lemon Chex Buddies. I found the idea on Pinterest and the recipe HERE . I thought my husband would like them and couldn't wait til Valentines Day. They were easy and delicious and they are gone.
I ended up giving almost all of it away.
ok, I ate alot of it myself too. If it calls for powdered sugar then I got to have some. I mean, just give me a spoon!

I hope eveyone has a good day and make sure you show some love one way or another. And if your on a diet, let it go this once. I mean, Everyone needs a day to eat chocolate and not feel guilty about it. Until the morning anyway.
                                                           ♥♥Happy Valentines Day!♥♥
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