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Most weeks I share my menu plans for breakfast and dinner during the week and three meals on weekends. During the week only my son (almost 16 months) and I are home. I thought I’d use this post to share some of our typical lunches.

Often lunch is often dinner leftovers. That is, of course, the easiest and most frugal option. On occasion, there are no leftovers (I’m feeding 5 people daily and 7 on occasion. One of those 7 is my 22 year old 6 foot 4 son in law. He enjoys food). For those days I have a few things that we try to always have on hand.

  • Sardines or kippers with yogurt or kefir cheese on sourdough toast
  • Hamburger patty with fried potatoes (I’ll thaw a pound of hamburger and Christopher and I will enjoy it for 3 days)
  • Cheese omelet


Sometimes I’ll take a few extra minutes and create something new. A few days ago was one of those days. I had a small amount of roast left from the night before (not enough to use for the planned over dinner but just enough for a hungry mama and baby). The roast was begging to be made into a yummy lunch.

I remembered a recipe for Sourdough crepes being posted on the Gnowfglins eCourse forum (update: Wardeh shares an easy crepe recipe on her blog)

The crepes are quick and easy using sourdough starter as the base (with no additional flour). I took this picture because the eggs look sooo good on top of the starter. These are fresh from my hens and look at that amazing yolk color. The hens spend most of their day scratching around the yard at the young spring grass.

Once the crepes were mixed up, I sliced a mushroom and a small bit of onion and sauteed both in a little butter. When soft I added in the leftover roast (my roast was from antelope but any roast or meat would do). Cooked up a couple of crepes and put it all together.

Christopher had his meat and crepe separately. I had mine all together with yogurt cheese and cortido on top of it.

I rolled it up like a taco and ate it like a sandwich. Delicious!
There was a bit of crepe batter left over which made a wonderful snack for the girls when they came home from school.
I’ll be adding this crepe recipe to my list of quick and easy meals. For dinner, I would need to double the recipe but I suspect this will become one of those ‘rescue me’ type meals when my planned menu falls apart.
What filling would you put in your crepes?
This post is a contribution to Pennywise Platter hosted each Thursday by Kimi, The Nourishing Gourmet.

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