Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What to Eat Wednesday-Crepes

This recipe almost never came to me. I could have missed it if a misunderstanding had not been cleared up!

Back during December 2007- right after the big ice storm I arranged to have the kids taken care of so I could meet Jay for lunch. My thought? "Date." Some much needed alone time with Jay where we could talk. His thoughts?" Lunch. At the mall."

Now the thoughts may not seem to matter except, my thoughts meant alone. His thoughts meant, the more the merrier! He brought along a co-worker, having no idea that I was thinking of this as a "date."

If I remember, I had a pretty cold exterior matching the weather. Jay was not sure what was wrong, and his poor co-worker thought I had a poor opinion of him.

It was not until much later that this little misunderstanding got cleared up with Jay's co-worker, Jake. Who I now call friend. Not only do I call him a friend, but also his wife, Amy.

Last Mother's Day weekend Jake and Amy came over and taught us to make Crepes. They were wonderful that night and even better the next morning as a mother's day breakfast!

Amy calls them Norwegian Pancakes.

big recipe:

9 to12 eggs

5 cups milk

3 cups flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 tsp salt

3 tbs sugar

small recipe:

3 to 4 eggs

2 cups milk

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbs sugar

"Beat eggs, add some milk and all the vegetable oil, add dry ingredients, and beat gently until smooth, add remainder of milk.

Now you have your batter. Use a very shallow cast iron skillet, and a long skinny metal spatula flipper thingy and get cooking! Melt a pat of butter on the hot skillet, pour a ladle full of batter on the pan and tilt the pan around to evenly spread the batter to all edges.

Cook until there are little bubble dimples all over it, and then flip it and cook the other side. These should turn out as very thin crepes that you can roll up and eat with syrup, whipped cream, berries, peanut butter, or whatever else you want to put inside. I basically was raised on these things."

These really were simple to make and so delicious rolled up with berries and whipped cream with a little syrup. Okay, a lot of syrup. Sweet.

Jake and Amy left Oklahoma yesterday. They are moving to California to work in an "apple orchard." Gotta love that company err- I mean fruit.

We will miss them. They are a fun couple. They are patient with our kids (who love Jake and Amy too!) We are so excited for the opportunities that are ahead of them. I am certain that we will be hearing from them often.

Unless Jake decides he won't speak to me after posting this lovely recording of him.
Jake and I have had an ongoing thing of me trying to get him to sing. Once I found out he played in a band, I have been begging him to sing. I wanted to have a party and have him be the entertainment. But he would not go for it. So finally on his last night at our house he pulled out the guitar and gave an impromptu performance. Call it his "swan song-"


Kaleen said...

Alisa - I loved seeing you in the video. Miss you! Looked like a fun night

Amy said...

Aww, how fun to see this post as I'm sitting here in our apartment so far away from friends! That video is so cute, I'm about to show it to Jake. Muah ha ha!!! I will for sure be in touch often, and we'd love it if you guys can make it out in the next year or two to visit! We just signed a lease on an apartment today and we get to move in on Wednesday! Two bedrooms means room for visitors!!! ;)

withfoam said...

Hehe, nicely done! I must admit, it's quite off-key. Ah well. I'm out of practice.

We miss you all very much! It's crazy being so far away. That said, we can't wait for you to come out and visit! SOON!