Sunday, June 26, 2011

80th birthdays and crepes

Friday night we celebrated my grandma's 80th birthday. We went to a fancy restaurant that she requested--the whole gang included. Parents, sister, cousins, uncle, other gram, and Jon and me. For being as expensive of a restaurant as it was, I was surprised by their unwillingness to be accommodating. Jon and I are simpletons and are quite happy with anything that is simply deep fried, so we were a little out of our element at this place. Needless to say, we would never go there again aside from another special occasion.
Gram - there were happier pictures of her, just not on my camera
After dinner we all headed back to my parent's house for cake and community. We sang happy birthday, played Animal Crossings (which my mom is now more obsessed with than me), and conversed. Jon and I didn't leave until after 10:45! I think my gram had a great time and that this was one of her better birthdays.

This morning, we decided to make crepes for breakfast. The recipe we use is simple:
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
2 large eggs, beaten
In a medium bowl, combine the first three. In a smaller bowl, combine the next two. Whisk the milk mix into the other mixture until smooth, let sit 15 mins.
Coat an 8" skillet with cooking spray over medium heat and pour 1/4 c. of the batter into the skillet, tilting in all directions to make sure it covers the bottom. Cook about 1 minute then flip the crepe over for another 30-45 seconds. Add whatever toppings you like.
In our case, our toppings included:
A reduction of strawberries and blueberries made with a hint of lemonade
Fresh blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple

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