lundi, novembre 30, 2009

Crepes, Duck and Christmas Trees

Very small X'mas Tree

Thank goodness I wasn't up to no good as the Hub walked into the house much earlier than usual shocking everyone from big to small. He is still not feeling well, still having some difficulty with his breathing. Wonder why he didn't call to say he was coming home like he usually did (when nobody wanted to know since it would usually be after 8). Luckily I have decided to make Crepes with 5-Spiced Roast Duck Magret (fusion version of Peking Duck) this evening and have already prepared everything to be cooked later. Dessert would be crepes too, what else. And I made the usual French crepes only smaller in size.

The Magret and the Crepes

I was actually making my No-bake Oreo Cheesecake for tomorrow when he walked in. Yes, I'm in some sort of a baking frenzy lately and I often do it so badly Hub sarcastically told me that I should sign myself up for a course at Le Notre or Ladurée. If you look after the kids, I'll do just that, I retorted. When he is sick he is already so painful you can imagine how he must be like when he's en forme.

Marinating the duck

Hoisin sauce, crepes and garnishing

The kids have decorated their little Christmas tree. I think that it's bending under the weight of the ornaments. This afternoon Jan told me that according to the Italians, if we do not remove our decorations by the 5th or 6th (?) of January, normally it would be bad luck to keep them for the next year. And you know what, I often kept them till just before Easter...Now you know why I so lack in that department.

2 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Back here in Spore, Tee Yih Jia makes wonderful crepes sold in the supermarkets. Do they sell Tee Yih Jia crepes or spring rolls in your corner in Italy's Asian supermarkets?

You could sign up for Creative Culinaire when you visit Spore again. Seems to get good reviews among those who attend.

Beau Lotus a dit…

No crepes here in the Asian marts, but you can find Spring Home's frozen springroll wrappers.

I could have made my own mandarin crepes, but wanted to serve crepes for dessert as well so thought I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone :-).