A round-up of some easy ways to let your loved one know you’re thinking of them this Valentine’s Day!
There is something about opening up your lunch box, discovering that someone has spent the time making it that little bit extra special this Valentine’s. OK you might do it for yourself, and successfully pull it off in the office that your loved one has prepared this special treat for you! Or you might be the one putting together that special lunch box for someone special.
Whatever, here are a few ideas for putting some “LOVE” in your lunch box!
Remember to plan ahead though if you are intending to do a spot of baking this week, so they are all iced up and ready by 13 Feb! Luckily it is a weekend, I don’t want you up early on Monday 14th doing a quick spot of baking!
The ultimate endulgence: A gift of the mini Prestat chocolates
Just for Valentine’s, a 40g mini heart box is here. A box of these will make you forget about the real world. First comes the unmistakeably luxurious pink packaging, next is the thrill of glimpsing the chocolates nestling inside, then the pleasure as one of the world’s finest chocolates melts in your mouth and, finally, the moment comes when you can resist no longer and bite into it…
Available online at www.prestat.co.uk
The homemade love heart iced cookies, deliciously made with Loseley Butter. Check our recipe section for full details.
“Cookies with Love” a boxed set of ready to make cookies by Greens. Convenient and easy to make, these vanilla flavoured cookies come complete with scrumptious strawberry icing and blackcurrant writing gel so you can personalise your cookies with whispered sweet nothings. It even includes the heart cutter! Only available at Asda.
A sweet treat from Millie’s Cookies – a giant heart shaped cookie or a box of a dozen red rose cookies. Available online at www.milliescookies.com
For savoury lunch box ideas, think pink or red
We’ve a special Valentino Tart in the recipe section, for those with a bit more time. Or, for that special heart shaped sandwich, there are heart sandwich cutters available, so you can make everything heart shaped, and think colour: only choose everything pink and/or red: red grapes, red strawberries, pink napkin, pink iced gems, pink ham, peperami, you get the idea…
You are only limited by your imagination and creativity, so go on, give it a whirl. Good luck!
Feel free to post up your creations on the Lunchbox World Facebook page. Let’s have some fun with packed lunches!