I’ve been house craving worse than normal lately. I find myself looking at house plans, pinning more than my share of chandelier lit rooms, and shamefully envying all of the new home pictures being posted on Facebook. Until my James graduates with his new degree we have no guarantees of a location for his new job. The only part we do know is that we both hope it will be outside of Texas. Texas is great but being closer to family would be great too. This all to explain why I sit in our tiny apartment and dream through Pinterest. Of course our tiny apartment is always better when there is a smell fresh crepes on the stove.
Sunday is our favorite day and it comes complete with our favorite meal. Although most Sundays we try out whatever the newest brunch spot is on my list of Houston must eats, this Sunday I was craving a more homey meal. My definition of homey may just be a bit different than the average Joe. James bought me a crepe set for Christmas and what a better time to get it worn in than our favorite meal. Argo…
Greek Crepes (Makes four Crepes)
You will need:
A container of hummus
Four Crepes, store bought or homemade
A handful of Seeded Kalamata Olives
8 ounces Baby Heirloom Tomatoes cut in fourths
Three Persian Cucumbers diced
A handful of Baby Spinach leaves
Fat free Greek Style feta
Feta Greek salad dressing (I got mine from trader joes)
Couple of diced up chicken breast
First I set the burner on low, I put the crepes I had already made back in the pan. I spread hummus thinly on about half of the crepe. The key to any brunch Item is simple, use what you have. This is the one meal of the week in the US that we slow down and take time to enjoy spending time with people. That being said I started these crepes with left over rotisserie chicken.
I then tossed a tablespoon of feta, a teaspoon of olives, and a few spinach leaves on top of the chicken.
After that I fold both sides of the crepe over one another and flip it over to seal in the steam. This will warm some of the feta helping it all melt together perfectly
Then I slide the crepe on the plate, topping with the chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and drizzle the dressing over the crepes (I serve two as a serving)
This a really pretty healthy and even my husband loved them. As most of you know I can’t make a meal with out having a dessert ready as well. We are currently obsessed with our fireplace. The few times in a year it is cold enough to at all need a fire, we are all over ours. We have toasted bread cubes dripping in olive oil many nights but for my sweet crepes I was think of a camp fire take so the traditional Parisian dessert. This creating the s’mores, Valentine’s Day worthy crepes. Especially coming in under 250 calories each!
S’mores Crepes (Makes two crepes, one for you and one for your honey)
Four sliced strawberries
2 Tbs. pistachios
2 Tbs. dark chocolate chips
We start these by roasting the marshmallows in fireplace, James favorite part….
While their roasting, toss a tablespoon of chocolate chips on the center of crepes, then when the marshmallows are finished toss half the strawberries and pistachios on each.
Then fold them over to seal the crepes, feel free to top with a drizzle of honey or some fresh whipped cream.
Enjoy with your sweetie from our tiny apartment kitchen to yours…
Happy Valentine’s Day