Classic Crepes Two Ways: Sweet and Savory
Vacationing with kids is sometimes no vacation-especially if your itinerary includes activities that little ones might not find entertaining. It takes meticulous planning, endless patience and a willingness to skip a museum in favor of a park. We’ve traveled a fair amount with the kids in tow, vowing to see and do the best of each new place and we’ve come up with a few tips on how best to fit in most of our itinerary.
1. Mix adult activities (i.e. art museums, monuments, historical sites) with kid activities (parks, rides, an open area to allow them to run around in circles and scream)
2. When engaging in adult activities, fake extreme enthusiasm to trick children into thinking what you’re doing actually is exciting for them as well. WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!! Did you see that 3000-year-old carving tool!?!? How neat is that?!?!?
3.If their little feet get tired, often a change of scenery is needed to distract them. Jump in a cab, hop on the Metro, grab a tuk tuk or endure in whatever the preferred method of local public transport. They get a chance to rest and you can recharge your faux enthusiasm battery for the next adult site.
4.Feed them and feed them often. While this will mean more bathroom breaks, full bellies are happy bellies (this applies to husbands as well)
5.When all else fails and you think it’s time to throw in the towel, retreat to your hotel room, and pretend you aren’t paying for this chance to torture oneself have fun: sugar them up. Yup, that’s right. Need a Cookie? Ok. You want ice cream? Fine. You just want an IV drip with simple syrup? Knock your self out. This should buy you at least one more adult friendly activity. In fact, ask to be hooked up to the IV drip yourself (or maybe ask for wine in the bag if that’s more your fancy)… you’ll need it for your faux enthusiasm.
Classic Crepes Recipe
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable
Occasion Casual Party, Formal Party, Valentines day
Website Food Network
- 2 Large Eggs
- 3/4 cups Milk
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3 tablespoons Melted Butter (plus more for coating pan)
Put all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse 10 second until combined.
Refrigerate batter at least one hour to rest.
Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Butter skillet and ladle 1 ounce of batter into skillet. Quickly swirl to coat the bottom of the pan in an even layer.
Cook 1-2 minutes or until browned. Flip crepe and cook an additional 20-30 seconds until underside is browned as well. Remove from pan and place on a flat surface.
Repeat with the remaining batter, buttering the skillet as necessary.
Crepes can be served warm immediately or frozen for later use. If using frozen crepes, thaw at room temperature before using.
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Nutella Crepes Recipe
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Condiment, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Valentines day
- 2 Crepes
- 2-3 tablespoons Nutella
- Powdered Sugar (To Serve)
- Strawberries (To Serve)
- Whipped Cream (To Serve)
Spread prepared warmed crepes with Nutella. Serve with desired toppings