Crepe Bento (120)

Sweet & Savory Crepes, Cucumbers, Strawberries & Blueberries.

I was a little torn as to what I wanted in today’s lunch so I did what anyone would do…

I opened the refrigerator and stared into the abyss. I then closed the door after finding nothing and repeated this exercise a couple more times.

Now, I’m a mom and I’ve told my children many times that nothing new will appear when doing this but apparently I just didn’t get it today.

Frustrated at my inability to find something wonderful I decided that I would indeed have to cook. Ugh!

Don’t get me wrong – I love to cook. Usually. But it’s miserably hot and I don’t like cooking as much when it’s hot outside. So my goal was to cook something delicious without heating up the house.

This bento is the best of simple stovetop cooking. A couple of eggs, some milk, water, flour, and butter and I have a nice batter for crepes thanks to the genius of Alton Brown. (Recipe here.)

Crepes can take just about anything for a filler so I decided to try two types. A savory and a sweet.

The savory is filled with ham, swiss cheese, and green onions. The sweet has a filling of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. Yum!!

To finish out today’s ideal meal I did add a few slices of cucumber as well as more berries. A nice way to start off the week without having to heat up the kitchen.

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