Happy Valentines Day
Have you noticed that Valentines Day makes people super happy or super annoyed? I like it enough that I do little crafts for my daughters on Valentines Day. I always do a simple crepe bar that they absolutely love. My girls could eat crepes everyday if I allowed them to. They are really so quick and easy and most of the time my kids do all the work. This year I thought I would share my tradition of the crepe bar with all the lovely How Does She Readers.
It is the easiest thing you will ever do and your kids will love helping you out. First of all I went to Michaels craft and I bought the banner supplies for under $10 because I had a coupon, of course.
You can buy this blank banner in the Valentine section. It was 50% off.
Then I found these gold letters to make spell out ‘CREPE BAR’.
As you can see, I did nothing. My girls took it all away from me and loved this craft idea.
It even came with the string to hang it with.
You could have your smaller children color on the banner or add heart stickers. Make it as fancy as you would like.
Now that the banner is done. Lets get started on the Crepes.
There are so many recipes you can use.
Here is the one that I like best.
2 Tablespoons of canola oil
1 cup of flour
1 1/3 cups of milk
3 tablespoons of sugar( only for sweet crepes)
To make them more healthy you can substitute the milk with almond milk, don’t add sugar, add coconut oil instead of canola oil.
Combine all the ingredients and mix until there are no lumps. You can use a whisk or put the ingredients in a blender. What ever works best for you.
There are crepe makers that you can buy at Amazon but I like to make them in this little skillet I bought at Target years ago. I spray the skillet with coconut oil so the crepes don’t stick. I pour just enough batter to coat the bottom of the pan. I let it cook for about 30 seconds. Then I flip it and let it cook on the other side for about 15 more seconds. I remove the crepe and place them on wax paper squares that I cut so they they don’t stick to each other.
Don’t they look delicious? My girls love them for an after school snack, breakfast, or dessert.
Chocolate and strawberry Syrup
I like to also have eggs and salsa for the adults who are looking for a savory option.
Voila, See how easy and quick this was?
What is your favorite activity to do with your kids for Valentines Day?
What are your favorite crepe toppings?
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