I hope everyone enjoyed their Hallmark-created special day from yesterday – as cheesy as I know it is, I absolutely love it. I love the idea of expressing gratitude to those you care about. I love to make homemade, terribly funny Valentine’s cards, and drop off little parcels of homemade baked goods to people who would like a smile. Also, breakfast in bed doesn’t hurt – which is why I made these Buckwheat Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes. I even managed to make one of them look like a heart…I never said my patience or abilities in making pancakes look like shapes was very good. I spent my Valentine’s Day celebrating ‘Galentine’s Day’ a la Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, with two very special ladies (one of whom is getting married this coming October, and has asked me to be in the wedding party!). We played charades, ate good food, drank some brews, and had a hella good time. Afterwards, I surprised Joe with a ride home from work (and a cookie or two) after a particularly long shift. That’s really what V-Day is all about, to me. How did you spend your day? Or, what’s your favourite excuse to eat pancakes?