Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentines surprise

Thanks so much for all the great Valentines Ideas. My kids are going to be so surprised in the morning as all they have received in any form of Valentines celebration ever has been going out to eat at night. They have no idea that they are waking up to a candlelight breakfast at the wee hour of 6am (piano lessons are at 6:45). I have the kitchen all decorated with hearts, flowers and cheesy Valentine paraphernalia. I have a heart on each of the plates with 10 reasons why I love each of them and a little gift. I am so excited to see their surprise, especially my only girl who is so frilly and was born to an unfrilly mother. She will be so happy with me. I am making their favorite breakfast, I am not even using whole wheat flour! So, if you want to just have a breakfast without worrying so much about getting your whole wheat fiber, try out these strawberry crepes. They are delicious! If you don't have ultra gel, you can just add a little more flour if needed. Lemon oil is also optional.


1 3/4 C milk
3 eggs
2 T melted butter
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 1/4 C flour
2 T Ultra Gel
3 T sugar
1/8 tsp. salt

Combine all and mix in blender until smooth. Lightly butter small frying pan and heat over medium heat until sizzling. Pour about 2 T batter into pan, swirling to coat bottom. Cook until golden on bottom. Flip and lightly cook other side. I serve these with all different kinds of fruit. Strawberries sliced with a little sugar, apples chopped and cooked with a little sugar and brown sugar until soft, blueberries, etc. I add real whipped cream on top after I roll them up. To make French Apple filling, try out this recipe below. Delicious!

French Apple Filling

3 1/2 sliced fresh apples, slices about 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
3 T cream
1 T ultra Gel

Melt butter in medium frying pan. Add apples and saute until tender. Sweeten to taste. Add cream and Ultra Gel and stir gently into apple mixture. Cook until thick. Add nuts if wanted.

Happy Valentines Day!


Melissa said...

Shari, your kids will love it and appreciate it. I am a non-frilly mom too. When I do anything, it is appreciated.
I made your whole wheat pancakes this morning. I didn't have blueberries, so I just put sliced strawberries on the whip cream and it was delicious. Thanks for the great suggestions, especially healthy ones.
I can't wait to try out the crepes. Cole's birthday is on Saturday and he loves crepes.
Happy Valentines Day

Laurie said...

So how did it all go over?! Sounds like you went all out - now you'll have to outdo yourself next year darnit!

Adia LOVED her necklace, I'll blog about it later today!

Katie said...

Wow Shari, when you do something, you go all out! I love the note on each plate. I'll add that to our traditions next year.

Megan said...

what a cute idea.....I'll have to remember that for next year!!!