US Open: Rain and Crepe’s

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepe... cheesy!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepe... Cheesy!!!

I was lucky enough to get tickets to the U.S. Open for Friday’s match (Thanks Dad!). I’ve been a tennis fan for about 10 years and always look forward to September rolling around. My dad’s not the biggest tennis fan so Steve and I got really excited at the opportunity to go to the game. We looked at maps of the stadium, googled the fastest ways to get there, and looked up all the places to grab a snack while there. I’d read this article that really talked up the fare offered at the stadium so Steve and I were looking forward to this trip (and the food) for 2 weeks. Well, Friday was a wet mess that resulted in us sitting in the rain for 6+ hours and watching minus-zero tennis but, luckily for us, the food court was still open.

Lobster Roll... Creamy!

Lobster Roll... Creamy!!!

There were lots of choices so we took great care into deciding what to eat. We ultimately went with: A. the lobster roll (super creamy and decadent) and B. the cordon bleu crepe (really cheesy and filling). After a few more hours in the rain, and some time at the Smash Zone where Steve had lots of fun in the air balloon room, we wanted something sweet so went back to the crepe kiosk and got a banana and nutella crepe. It was a crepe kind of day- which is really amazing because I’ve never been so in love with crepes. I had a few in France and still couldn’t see what was so great about them. Just recently I bought some crepes at the supermarket and decided to give them another shot. I’d made a few but hadn’t been satisfied with the results. After coming home from the Open, I decided to give them another shot.

Caramel Apple and Nutella Crepe – 2 servings

1 apple- sliced thinly
4 tbsp nutella
1 crepe
2 tspn brown sugar
1 tbsp butter

1. Slice the apple thinly and set aside. Heat the butter over low heat in a skillet and, once melted, add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar melts into the butter.

2. Add the sliced apple into the skillet and cook on one side for 2 minutes. Carefully flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Spread 2 tbsp of nutella on a crepe evenly and add the apples to one side. Fold in half, and then again in half. Sprinkle with confectionary sugar.

It turned out really well. It was probably the only crepe I’ve ever made that I really enjoyed. Granted, I didn’t make the crepe from scratch, but Sandra Lee wouldn’t be too upset about that.

Even though we were rained out from the Open on Friday, Steve and I returned Saturday to watch Nadal beat Gonzalez. Surprisingly, we didn’t have any more crepes- but we were tempted to. All in all, not a bad weekend… just a wet one!

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