Just when I thought I wouldn't have time...I've sneaked away to send this missive. Or maybe I'm just stealing a moment while Adam reads Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to Bug during bedtime...

A post is forthcoming about my adventures at the Texas Library Association (TLA) conference in San Antonio but, in the meantime, feast your eyes on this:

Yep. That's a crepe with Nutella and bananas. Don't I have the best family?

I arrived home from Texas on Saturday night around 9:00 p.m. Bug was in bed so there wasn't much else for me to do, post-conference, but follow suit. But the next morning? A feast awaited me! Adam and Bug had shopped for all the fixins for crepes!

Home sweet home, indeed.

Shortly after Adam and I married, I bought a crepe maker (similar to this one). Really, there isn't an easier way to make crepes than this. It may not be authentic, but it's accessible and simple and delicious. Not to mention that my crepe maker has lasted me more than 10 years. And I still use the recipe that came with the contraption. Here it is:

1 c. flour
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter, melted

Mix in bowl with a wire whisk or mixer, first combining the flour and the eggs, adding liquid gradually. Beat until smooth, add other ingredients. Makes about 16 crepes.

That's the official recipe but you wanna know the truth? I dump every ingredient together, whisk, and start the crepe making. No muss, no fuss.

It's kind of breaking my heart that I have to leave again in a short four days for the IRA conference. But I sure am enjoying the food and the joys of the kitchen while I'm here.

Eat, drink, and enjoy your family.

1 comment:

Erika said...

YUM! Looks fantastic :) Have fun in Chicago! Our 4th grade teacher will be there... sounds like a good time & I love your conference care package - great idea! I will create one for my hubby next time he has to go - its brilliant (he's in hospital sales). Take care & ENJOY chicago!