CREPES

Hey all! We experimented with crepes this morning because we’re getting bored with scrambled eggs. It was easy and pretty quick to throw together. I paired it with a fresh mixed berry compote and all was well at the breakfast table again ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

INGREDIENTS

1 cup flour

1 1/2 tbsps sugar

1/4 tsp coarse salt

3 tbsps butter (melted)

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

DIRECTIONS

1. Put all ingredients in a blender for about 30 secs until smooth and bubbles appear on top

2. Let the batter sit for about 15 mins, then warm a 12″ pan over medium/low heat. 

3. Add a little butter to the pan and pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the pan and swirl till it reaches the edges

4. Cook for 2-3 mins then gently flip and cook for another minute.

5. Roll the crepe onto a plate and serve with your favorite toppings.

We had a lot of berries so we made a mixed berry compote.

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BANANA WALNUT BREAD

Lucky me! All of my bananas went soft and the skins were starting to turn brownย and as I was about to throw them out my hubs ran into the kitchen in slow motion screaming “NOOOOO MAKE BANANA BREAD!!”… ok maybe it wasn’t that dramatic.
I really just wanted to lay in bed and finish dying from this flu, but I pulled out the old recipe book and whipped this up. It’s so good with a lot of butter * I also put cheese on mine, don’t judge me, I love cheese <3* ย Man am I glad I thought to make this ๐Ÿ˜‰
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1โ„4ย cups sugar
  • 1โ„2cup butter or 1โ„2 cupmargarine, softened
  • 2ย eggs
  • 1 1โ„2ย cups mashed very ripeย bananas (3-4 medium)
  • 1โ„2ย cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1โ„2ย cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, if desired

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8X4 inch) loaf pans.
  2. In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and nuts (if using) just until moistened. Pour batter into pans.
  4. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool about 1 hour before slicing.

TIP : If you don’t have buttermilk, you can add 1 tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup of milk and let it sit for 10 minutes before using in your recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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I’m bringing this yummy warm breadย toFiesta Friday, a party by Angie of the Novice Gardener. This week itโ€™s co-hosted by the lovelyย Julianna @Foodie On Boardย andย Hilda @Along The Grapevine

EGGS AND SALTFISH

Hey guys! So I’m still under the weather *bummer* and I find that dishes from my home always make me feel a little better. Today I made a quick breakfast that my mom always made a few times a week.

It’s really just eggs, saltfish *salted cod or bacalao*, sliced onions and a piece of hot pepper *I use habanero*. Boil the fish for a few minutes to remove some of the salt and shred it. Slice the onions and pepper. Add about a tbsp of oil (coconut or vegetable) to frying pan and heat. Sautรฉ onions, saltfish and pepper until lightly browned, add your eggs and stir until cooked through. Serve with avocado slices, roti *flat bread* or wraps and more pepper sauce if you can handle it, my favorite is Berties pepper and pimento sauces. ๐Ÿ˜‹

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HAPPY EASTER!!! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‡

I spent most of the weekend in bed, dying from a cold and sinus infection *I know I’m so dramatic*, but I honestly thought that I had seen the light! Or maybe I had too much Dayquil. ๐Ÿ˜‚

The hubs took care of the kids while I got some rest, which means that they had a bath outdoors in the sprinklers, ate pizza and corn dogs and ice cream and no vegetables, oh they just had the best weekend of their lives! Ha! The big bad mommy was away so the mice surely played!10845691_10155365013840431_7238757307276762837_o

I started feeling a little better on Saturday night, so I helped the Easter bunny fill some eggs and make baskets for the egg hunt. We hid the eggs including two golden eggs $$ ๐Ÿฃ and then went to bed.

The munchkins were up at 7am and eager to see if the Easter bunny came, so I grabbed my camera and took the best pics I could with both eyes still closed ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ทย 11084136_10155365014450431_9071281087678217302_o 11103081_10155365015245431_3448513594700324012_o 10583048_10155365015645431_6146902202839555369_o 11090988_10155365015860431_5628718515527306150_o 11130419_10155365015905431_6639876006600474952_o

After they found their baskets and eggs we had a huge waffle breakfast and then I started prepping for an afternoon BBQ *which I ruined because I couldn’t taste the salt in the food and then gave everyone hypertension LOL*, but they were good sports and ate the burgers that were drowning in salt ๐Ÿ˜‚

Then we did and outdoor egg hunt and grandpa couldn’t keep his big mouth shut and kept telling the kids where the eggs were! So next year we’ll give him a basket since he wanted to play so bad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ There was also some wrestling, a bubble gun show down, hula hooping and candy tasting *I swear the kids wanted us to share their candy*. All in all everyone had a great time and we’re hoping to continue this tradition for years to come, but without the salty food! ๐Ÿ˜‰11134020_10155365016025431_6175893274665088661_o 10845705_10155365016125431_5600370942517402935_o 11015350_10155365016470431_3135672654597204935_o 11080849_10155365017040431_9022707550500929087_o 10915026_10155365017490431_7562372435796417460_o 11082437_10155365018250431_2631984032547462165_o 11080364_10155365019120431_5561335820243052084_o 11146409_10155365019315431_8414852697237585534_o 10922655_10155365020150431_6753762939742810852_o 10857250_10155365020845431_3060789644469218945_o

I hope you had an amazing Easter as well! ๐Ÿ’œ