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How to Make a Bacon Rose Bouquet for Valentine’s Day

Bacon Rose BouquetYour guy probably isn’t big on getting flowers for Valentine’s Day—or otherwise. But he’ll eat up (literally) this special bouquet made of bacon that’s especially easy to make!

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then it could possibly be paved with bacon—even on Valentine’s Day.

After all, “bacon chocolate” has been on the rise as a Google search term in the last 30 days.

That could mean anything from chocolate-covered bacon and chocolate-chip bacon cookies.

But if your guy prefers bacon in its purest form—no chocolate, no sprinkles, no nothing—try your hand at a bacon bouquet.

It takes less than an hour to make, and your sweetie will love it (and maybe you) for it.

Here’s how:

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1. Roll up bacon slices to create a spiral. As much as possible, keep the roll tighter on the fatty side, which will be the bottom when you place it in the pan. Flare out the tops, if desired, to give the bacon rose a more “bloomed” look, still while keeping the bottom in a tight roll.

2. Bake for 45-55 minutes in a 350-degree oven. The length of time depends on how crisp you want the bacon.

3. Remove from the oven and place bacon roses on a paper towel to drain grease.

4. The presentation is up to you, but a popular choice is to use artificial rose stems (clean first, of course!) and place in a vase to give your edible bouquet a most authentic look.


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5 Tips for Celebrating Valentine’s Day–Family Style

Valentines Day IdeasWant to include the whole family in your Valentine’s Day plans? Here are five sweet and simple ways to enjoy the evening with everyone you love.

Parenting School Years magazine is asking parents to give up the Valentine’s Day date night and hang out with the kids at home instead.

The upside, says the magazine, entails far more than not having to find and pay for a sitter: some good old-fashioned family fun and bonding. Oh, and ladies, two words: no heels.

Here are the parenting magazine’s five tips for celebrating Love Day with the whole gang:

1. Deck the Halls in Color: Go all out for the kids (and your sweetheart) by decorating the dining room with streamers and hearts in all shades of red, pink and white. If you’re feeling really daring, you could always go for some super cute temporary heart tattoos from Tattoofun.com (see image below).

2. Seek Love and You Will Find…: Hide confection paper hearts all over the house for the kids to find. Whoever finds the most hearts gets to cash in on a special holiday prize.

MomTattoo.jpg3. Design a Heart-y Menu: Are you serving pizza, or is that “a Slice of Heaven”? A root beer float for dessert? Nah. You’re slurping on an “In the Clouds.”

4. Romance Hollywood-Style: You’ve had dinner; now it’s time for the movie. Break out the pillows and blankets, and snuggle in for a family classic like “A Charlie Brown Valentine” or “Lady and the Tramp.” So sweet.

5. “I Love You Because…”:
Take the time to have everyone go around the dinner table and share five reasons why they love each family member. It’s okay to cheat and help the little ones write their love notes out before the big reveal.

Who knows? You might get some more appreciation the other 364 days of the year. If not, well, better soak up enough lovin’ to last till next Valentine’s Day!