Friday, February 2, 2018

Hedgehogs and Crepes

Today is both Hedgehog Day and Crepe Day...I'm not sure but I don't think they ought to be paired because all I can think of is hedgehog crepes...and that's not good!

So, we'll start with hedgehogs, so stinkin' cute! I think if I were the type to keep a hedgehog, I'd probably give him hats like these. But I'm not huge on exotic animals and their care, so I'll stick to pics and stuffed guys.

I'm more suited to the care of this type of hedgehog.

Like this cute enamel pin from Etsy.

And since I like mini things, these guys should definitely come to my house from their Etsy store!

I have this cute stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn, and now I that I see them again, I'm gonna need to use it again, probably today!

Penny Black has a lot of cute hedgehog stamps, and there's this set from My Favorite Things that I saw recently.

And now, for the Crepe Day! Hooray! Love crepes...mostly because my mom is Hungarian and her parents came from Hungary, so we always had Palacsintas at our house. My grandmother made savory ones filled with cottage cheese and probably some spices, but my mom always made sweet ones for me with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled inside. On a couple lucky days a year, mom would fry a batch of these for dinner. I was in charge of sprinkling the cinnamon sugar and then rolling up the hot crepe. I ate approximately a thousand of these in a night, one at a time, hot off the skillet.

I only make them once a year for my kids at Thanksgiving, from our tradition of Pajamas all day and Video Games til your eyes fall out day. Often their dad worked on Thanksgiving, so we made it fun and nontraditional and I didn't have to cook a turkey they wouldn't eat :) It all worked out. Even now that they're older, they want to follow this tradition.

Here's the Crepe recipe I use.
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup of milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons melted and cooled butter
2 tablespoons sugar
Combine dry ingredients. Stir in the milk. Beat in the eggs and stir in the melted butter.  Chill for 1 hour in the fridge.  Use a non-stick pan to cook them on medium heat.  Add a dollop of butter to the pan, hear it sizzle.  Place a small amount of crepe batter in the center of the pan and roll it around with your wrist. Flip it when it looks ready with a spatula.  Another 20 seconds and your finished.  Flip out onto a plate and sprinkle with a good amount of cinnamon and sugar mixed. Roll up and eat immediately.
Happy Friday!


  1. Oh fun post Char, I so enjoy seeing those cute hedgehogs. Yum the crepes look delicious! I don't make them often but when I do it is always a hit in our house too. :)

    1. Cindy, they are a little labor intensive, but delish!


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