Brussel sprouts & crepes

I know, I know brussel sprouts. Hubs was skeptical too. They do have a broccoli taste so if you're against broccoli you won't like this, but overall I actually thought it was really yummy!

Brussel Sprouts:

a bunch of brussel sprouts
olive oil
diced pancetta
1/2 onion; chopped
2 cloves of garlic; minced
1/3 cup carrots; grated

1   cut the brussel sprouts in half and place them in boiling water for 30 seconds
2   mix oil with S&P and then brush onto brussel sprouts
3   place on baking sheet and put in oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until they start to brown
4   in the meantime saute the pancetta,onions and garlic, toss in carrots
5   then toss the brussel sprouts with the sauted items and toss in the parsley

Hubs decided one night that he wanted crepes for dinner. I agreed and thought it sounded good - it was, but man o man it was super sweet as a dinner. We decided to leave them a snacks from now on.


1 cup flour
1 tsp sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp ground vanilla
2 tbs butter; melted

1   beat together the milk, eggs, and vanilla
2   in another small bowl mix the flour, sugar, and salt and then mix it into the wet ingredients
3   then stir in the melted butter
4   grease a small saucepan and turn to medium heat
5   pour in 3-4 tbs of batter into the saucepan and allow it to cook for 20-30 seconds and then flip it over and do the same
6   continue until all the batter is used up, it will make about 15-20 crepes

if they keep burning a little too much put in another tbs of batter
also make sure to grease the pan again every once in awhile

7   then serve with your choice of toppings

they freeze well for about a week or two

Crepe Fillings:

bananas with nutella and melted dark chocolate
strawberries with vanilla creme

Vanilla Creme Recipe:

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 large eggs
4 egg yolks
2 cups milk
2 tsp ground vanilla

1   whisk together the sugar, flour, eggs & yolks, and milk in a saucepan over medium to medium-low
2   whisk continuously for 7-10 minutes, it should reach the thickness of pudding, it should hold soft peaks
3   remove from heat then whisk in the vanilla then it's ready to go!

you can fill crepes with it, put it inbetween cake layers, eat it with a spoon :)

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