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Making Crepes

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About a year ago I started noticing that my day started of very frenetically…

I would immediately jump out of bed and try to wage war against the rising tide of emails and meetings. I could deal with them in a few hours but for some reason I felt like these were all things that I needed to do right then and there. The more I did it the more stress I felt doing it.

All the while I felt like I was ignoring my kid, patiently waiting to see if I would put down the coffee and spend a couple of minutes with her before I started the whole “ok daddy now has to go to work” speech.

The stress didn’t help – and not spending time with the person I see most important just added to it. I needed to just stay unplugged and try something different.

I had always wanted to try making crepes but for some reason I thought that it would be entirely too involved. One night I said “that’s it. I’m changing this..”

I searched online on YouTube and found a recipe called Beth’s Foolproof Crepe Recipe. The following morning I put the plan to action….

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Cup of flour? Check. Two eggs? Check. Butter? Check. Salt and sugar? Check.

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I throw the butter in the pan and start melting it while I work through the other ingredients. By the time I work the ingredients the butter is melted and the pan is pre greased. Two birds with one stone.

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Dry ingredients get mixed first

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Wet ones are added after

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Everything is mixed together into a very thin consistency.

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A third of a cup works perfectly well for pouring batter.

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I pour into the center of a pan with the power set to 2.

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I then tip the pan to coat the entire bottom. The tortilla warmer will hold the finished crepes.

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One flip when they are browning and they look good.

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Once they are out- two get cinnamon and sugar. One gets powdered sugar. I do have an assortment of jams and jellies I can use but this seems like a good convo.

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What does this give me?

  • I get a couple of minutes before everyone is awake where I can do something with my hands.
  • Working with something like cooking feels almost meditational and let’s me calm myself down before I start the day “plugged in”
  • I learned something new and feel like I can do something in the kitchen – which I didn’t feel before.

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Most importantly – I get to connect with her. I would play Parisian music and do the whole thing up and I get to have a memory of her and I doing something rather than feeling like I’m brushing her aside for something that will be there an hour from now.

I’ve waffled on how religious I am about doing this in the mornings – but I need to use this picture to remind myself of just how important something as simple as crepes are

… To her. ..

…And for me.

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