1.26.2008

Crepes Night

Mmmmmmmmmm!
I just had Aileen and Brian (seen here as the Grabill family) over for crepes. Yesterday was her birthday (Happy 29th Birthday!!!) and though she had a fabulous crab and lobster dinner last night made by her fabulous husband, she was willing to have another birthday dinner here at my house.
She gave me a crepe pan for Christmas, so of course, I made crepes. I made savory crepe batter with fresh tarragon and several savory fillings: chicken poached in white wine and Herbs de Provence, mushrooms sautéed with shallots, spinach, and Gruyère cheese sauce (made a white sauce from a roux and it turned out the way it's supposed to! Yay!). Aileen helped me make the actual crepes. (She's got a nack for that.) They were delicious!
We also watched Finding Neverland, which is a lovely movie I had never managed to see until today. Johnny Depp did a wonderful job. The rest of the film was wonderfully cast as well. I also loved the integration of the imagined and the real. I highly recommend it! Be prepared to shed a few tears at the end though.
Halfway through the movie, we paused it to make dessert...
You guessed it, crepes (yep, again) only this time, with a sweet crepe batter and the following fillings: Nutella, sauteed pears with ginger, clotted cream, fresh blackberries, and an easy chocolate sauce (chocolate chips melted and the a little milk added gradually). Yum yum yum! Words fail to describe how heavenly they were. I'd be hard pressed to pick which were my favorite fillings.
Sorry, we forgot to forgot to take photos. Too busy eating, I think.
Tell you what, next time, you come over, I'll make crepes for you, OK?

Aside: We also saw an ad for a movie with the almost-as-yummy-as-Nutella-crepes Gerard Butler. You'd recognize him from 300 or Laura Croft: Tomb Raider. The film, Dear Frankie, actually looks pretty good (not just because of the eye candy, he's speaking in his natural Scottish accent! I'm not shallow, I'm just easily distracted. ;)

A few more details added the next morning after I read my sister's excellent description on her (members-only) blog.

19 comments:

The Grabill Family said...

The crepes were, in a word, amazing! Thank you so much Anne! I can't wait to make crepes with you again sometime soon! We have a lot more "practicing" to do, I'm sure. :-)

~~ would you be a dear and permanently delete my deleted comment? I hate seeing typos in my posts and now it looks like I've made a cryptic comment on your blog.

Stacey and JR said...

That sounds wonderful! Maybe we can do crepes for my birthday....

Michelle K said...

I think a caucus would be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I'm from one of those states where the fat lady has already sung by the time our primary rolls around.

On the bright side, our campaign season only lasts from about April to November.

Tania said...

Oh, and a note to add - Elton John "I guess that's why they call it the blues" - not blues music!

Michelle K said...

(carefully places a whipped cream pie in the middle of the dining room table, and then skips out)

Nathan said...

Janiece and Shawn and someone else who shall remain nameless are gonna be pissed when they get home or wake up or whatever.

Jim Wright said...

"I really hated Denise Richards & Caspar Van Pretty Boy in Starship Troopers"

Well, yeah, seriously Denise Richards is miscast in anything, since most roles require some acting ability. Ditto Casper the Manikin.

Jeri said...

We have way too many computers in my home. I use a Macbook pro, OS 10.4, I've been too lazy to upgrade. On that MBP, I have a PC virtual image I access via Parallels, running XP and my professional software.

My hub has an older Dell Inspiron; his iPod has more storage space than his laptop.

My sons both have Mac iBook G4s, with all the stuff they need for school.

Younger son is also building a gaming machine from scratch, because he wants to play Portal.

Tom said...

All the James Bond flicks where Donale Pleasence played uber-villian Ernst Stavro Blofeld! I could never see him as anything but Walter Mitty-ish. Definitly NOT a bad guy.

The Grabill Family said...

Why are there a bunch of comments on this blog entry that make no sense to the topic at hand? I'm confused.

Nathan said...

Jeri misspelled my name? where? How was anyone going to notice.

Michelle K said...

I think the blues just *are*

I love to listen to the blues channel on XM. Sometimes, it's just what you need.

(stage whisper)
Psst! Gabrill family! I'll probably get in trouble for telling you this, but go here:http://nathansmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/ready-set-go.html

It may clarify things.

Jeri said...

Grabill Family -- it would be confusing if you didn't know what we were doing. See this:

Hijack This

Nathan said...

Well yeah MWT, but only in England.

Michelle, I really like Macs, but they're all I've ever used. I'm not sure how much trouble you'd have with the OS. Its really user friendly and fairly intuitive.

I'm only slightly beyond using it as a really bright typewriter, though, so what do I know?

Jeri said...

I actually really liked Keanu Reeves in Something's Gotta Give - the Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson comedy. He was tall, handsome and had a great, um, rear view.

MWT said...

Nathan's gonna be on TV!

Jeri said...

I'm apathetic about the Super Bowl because the Seahawks didn't make it past the first round of the playoffs. The Packers and His Coolness Lord Favre were my second choice. I just don't care about either of the teams that are playing this year.

However, a great super bowl party with fun friends and good snacks help make it a little more attractive. :)

Tania said...

Tania's on the job! *Salutes Nathan*

Tom said...

Not Jerry Glanville? And the quotes don't seem to fit Johnny Cash.

And it obviously not "The Men in Black." Michelle would have been forgetted 2 seconds before she posted if it were.

Who is this mysterious Man in Black the Patriots threw a rock at?