Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today was my grandpa's birthday AND my aunt L's birthday. They are two of my favorite people in the whole world. For this auspicious day, I made them a special birthday breakfast. My grandpa is 92 years old! After discussing a few options, he decided on "french pancakes" - better known to you and me as "crepes." It was fun calling them "french pancakes" all morning.

I made a big ol' stack of french pancakes, using a 1 1/2 batch of the VWAV crepe recipe. Perfect!

We had many topping options:
homemade raspberry jam
homemade apricot jam
lemon wedges & powdered sugar
maple syrup
homemade applesauce

Also, there was an orange honeydew melon and a big bowl of strawberries, both from yesterday's farmers' market.

I firmly believe that no special breakfast experience is special without the decadent Savory AND Sweet combo, I sauteed up some delicious slices of a Kittee test Undouille sausage. I really like this recipe: the spices pack some heat, but it's not overwhelming. It was a BIG hit with everyone!

So nice to start the day with a full belly.

12 comments:

  1. Hooray birthdays! I've got to try making crepes, you've convinced me. They look fabulous!

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  2. Happy belated birthday to your greandfather and your aunt. Of course crepes are the best food to start into such a day :)

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  3. Can you believe I haven't made crepes since my French class in high school??? Your meal looks so yummy!

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  4. Happy belated birthday to your grandfather and aunt!!! So lovely that you got to celebrate TWO special birthdays :0)

    MY GRANDFATHER JUST TURNED 92 AS WELL!!!! We have good genes, don't we?? :0)

    Crepes = too delicious for words.

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  5. mmmm nice "french pancakes" haha looks like you all had a lovely time! :)

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  6. What a fun celebration, and what a delicious meal to celebrate with! I adore crepes, and they would probably be my choice for a birthday treat too.

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  7. "Sausage" with pancakes is a MUST! Happy B-day to grandpa and aunt L! I think I'll start calling crepes French pancakes. It sounds so fancy!

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  8. I love the sweet & savory breakfast options - it's the best of both worlds. And now I need to make some crepes.

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  9. Happy birthday to your grandpa and aunt! I think savory and sweet are necessary for a well-balanced breakfast feast. Delicious!

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  10. Looks like a perfect birthday (or any day) breakfast to me!

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  11. A birthday breakfast is a great idea! Happy birthday to your grandpa and your aunt. I love that your grandpa asked for French pancakes.

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  12. A birthday breakfast is a great idea! Happy birthday to your grandpa and your aunt. I love that your grandpa asked for French pancakes.

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