Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crepe Tutorial

I can't believe how infrequently I've been updating. It just goes to show that I need to branch out and try some new dishes. I've also been quite busy. Yesterday I worked the Big Texas Beer Festival which was a whole lot of fun, and I went out with this beautiful and interesting woman last week (and would've this weekend, too, had she not forgotten about her friend's birthday...). Grades were due on Thursday and I wish I didn't have to contact the parents of my failures. I'm working hard, but teaching is eating me up inside. Fortunately I have seven weeks left during which time we have TAKS Tests, STAAR EOC Tests, AP Tests, and finals. There's not much teaching left to be done and I won't have much grading to hold me back. I was playing Chinese Chess with one of my students after school on Friday when my iPad's calendar reminder popped up with "Big Texas Beer Festival Tomorrow". Great. I guess I should stop pretending that I don't brew my own beer (another teacher told them I did, but I've been denying it so far). I guess my new stance is going to be "I'm a connoisseur, so what, I'm of age and I'm responsible." Speaking of which, I went to the Central Market today for some wasabi powder and found out they were doing their save 25% off $25 of beer. So I bought Deschute's The Stoic which I hear is fantastic and fairly tough to find, Rahr's Snowmageddon (only worth it at 25% off), and a single of Sierra Nevada's new Hoptimum. Seriously, I tried that beer for the first time yesterday at the festival and it's absurdly good!

I haven't had a chance to tell you guys yet, but I got pulled over in Milftown- I mean Milford, but it shall henceforth be known as Milftown for the sake of smiles- for going 77 in a 65. I plead nolo contendere. The rest is BS. Rest, you ask? Yeah, the other three tickets for having the wrong (although I say lawful) address on my license (dismissed for $10), an unsafe change of lanes (false) and a "drove onto/from controlled accesss [sic] highway where prohibited". The last two were dismissed because what in the world do those mean anyway? All in all I think I learned my lesson. At least the judge and prosecutor were reasonable. But yeah, in case you're wondering, Milftown is somewhere between Waxahachi and Hillsboro on I-35. You won't even know you're there as you pass, but sure enough they have a small patch of the highway to catch you on.

Anyway, I'm posting a recipe for crepes. I got the recipe from a student who was in for tutorials when I saw the recipe their French teacher had given them stuffed snugly under the protective plastic of her 3-ring binder. I photoed it and it only took me 4 months to try it out. I left out the chocolate, but it was fantastic.

French Crepes Courtesy of a Wonderful Student

For the filling:

6 large Strawberries chopped
~2 tbsp Sugar
~1/4 c. Sour Cream

Sprinkle the sugar over the Strawberries and left sit for about 20 minutes. Mix in the Sour Creme. Fill a Crepe and pour on top as well. Serve with Scrambled Eggs and Sausage Patties.

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