I was always intimidated by crepes. They sound fancy, and I thought you needed a special pan, special ingredients, etc. I was wrong and they actually are just as easy as pancakes. They're now one of my kids’ favorite breakfasts (or dinners if my husband is out – they seem to think it’s a secret if we have them for dinner and will ask me, “Does Dad know?”). But you need to make the batter in a blender and chill in the fridge for at least an hour or even overnight if you want to be organized on a Sunday morning.
Once you are ready to roll, the key is to have everything assembled before you start cooking them, because the pace is fast and furious. I set out sliced strawberries, powdered sugar, warm maple syrup, chocolate syrup and whipped cream (it’s a special treat, after all!), call the kids to the table and transfer the crepes to their plates as I make them. You can make them in advance, cool them, and freeze them in a resealable plastic bag separated by wax paper. However, I’ve never had the opportunity, as we never have any extras!tags: breakfast BLD brunch lunch Budget-Friendly rice, grains and breads griddle food processor or blender more
Baked eggs in Italian bread nests covered with a tomato sauce and topped with pancetta is a delicious meal anytime of the day. You can swap in different sauce ingredients and toppings to get creative for future meals.tags: breakfast BLD brunch dinner lunch cheese eggs pork vegetables sauté bake simmer more
This delicious scrumptious strata is so great you might just want to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can prepare this dish ahead of time for a make-ahead meal.tags: breakfast BLD brunch dinner lunch casserole cheese rice, grains and breads eggs pork vegetables sauté bake more
An egg tops this fancy baked sandwich, which starts with a white sauce over bread spread with fig jam and stacked with prosciutto cotto with rosemary and shredded Comté cheese. Try it for any meal of the day.tags: breakfast BLD brunch dinner lunch "sammies," wraps and subs cheese rice, grains and breads eggs pork 30 Minute Meals bake simmer more