Breakfast Cookies

Our kitchen window looks out on the street.  Some mornings I like to just sit by the window with a cup of coffee and breakfast, enjoying breakfast and the view of the street.

Early morning is always peaceful, yet active.  Runners zip along the sidewalk.  People sleepily stroll while walking their dogs.  Birds chirp and hop along the branches of the trees lining the street.  And I sti watching it all.

These cookies are just right to enjoy while watching the morning unfold.  Full of flavor, light and filling they are easy to enjoy while sitting at home or grab on the way out the door.

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Garlic Chicken Crepes

I’ve been holding out on you, my beloved readers.  I made this recipe over a week ago and have been keeping it all to myself.


These crepes are so simple, and the batter will keep for a few days in the fridge.  Which is how I ended up having this as breakfast/lunch three days in a row.  I sliced up some garlic chicken sausage, but variations would be easy to do by changing sausage and the seasoning in the sauce.

First start with the crepe recipe:

Basic Crepes

2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon oil
dash of salt

Beat eggs.  In a large bowl combine all ingredients, beat until thoroughly combined.
Heat a lightly greased small pan.  Remove from heat.  Spoon 1/8-1/4 cup of batter  into the pan, as batter hits pan gently tilt the pan to distribute batter evenly.  Return to heat and brown on one side.
Flip onto paper towels and repeat until you have the desired number of crepes. (Remaining batter can be kept for a few days if refrigerated.)

Cook sausage according to packaging.  Slice and place inside crepes while warm.  Fold crepes around sausage.


Garlic Butter Sauce
(good for 3-4 crepes)

2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon sage

Melt butter.  Add garlic powder and sage, mix.  Pour over folded crepes with cooked sausage inside.  Enjoy!

Ode to Joy

The last few weeks I’ve been working doing data entry for a local non-profit.  If you’ve never done data entry you are lucky.  It turned my brain into goo after 6 hours of typing names and addresses from a list into a database.  Seriously, I couldn’t form coherent sentences by the time the end of the work day rolled around.

But then I discovered podcasts.  If you don’t know Joy the Baker go over to her blog, great recipes and she is always an entertaining read.  She also now has a podcast.  This got me through a good chunk of a day last week.  I had to try not to laugh out loud and disturb the people in the surrounding cubicles, and occasionally failed.

These pancakes are inspired by her Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes.

The oatmeal added a heartiness that really makes these pancakes stick to your ribs.  I substituted blueberries, and found that gave each bite a sweet, tart burst.

My parents are in town so I surprised them with these one morning and everyone was contently leaning back in their chairs with satisfied smiles on their faces by the end of the meal.

 

Cover them with butter and syrup and enjoy!

 

 

 

Thanks Joy!