1.11.2010

Pumpkin crepe' anyone?

I've been slowing getting back into the swing of throwing. I have some special orders I'm working on and I started on cups to get the ball rolling the other day. I always find that its slow getting back into the momentum of making pots and others daily tasks. My New Years resolution was to get more sleep so I'm trying to stay off the computer during the day ( well morning) and work more in the light hours and than do my class stuff and computer correspondence at night. We'll see if it works for me or if I'll have to get back out in the studio at night like I've done for the last 10 years. When I do this, I tend to stay up to late and I want to avoid this. My body clock needs to be re-set from my 20's I think. I no longer can sleep until 9 every morning and haven't, consecutively for the last 10 years but I still think I can stay up every night until midnight, and obviously by the bags under my eye's..I can not. So, it 10:30 right now and I'm running off to bed. But before I do so....
.......this evening I was preparing some yummy pumpkin crepe's for book club tomorrow night. The book club I'm in always has a theme but for some reason last May when it was chosen I must have missed that meeting. I say this because one of my friends called me up and said "have you got any books to suggest for book club next year?" I replied by saying the only book I had read thus far was "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" by David Sedaris and I didn't think it was a really deep book for discussion. Low and behold, some how my book got chosen for the month of January and here I am the host and the person leading the group discussion. I do love listening to David Sedaris as I'm sure I've said before on here. I don't have that many discussion questions planned for the book but I am going make everyone sit through a reading of the Santa Land Diaries. I still laugh out loud when I hear David talk about Crumpet that elf. We'll be having some cheese, crackers and some other yummy finger food and yes...always there is wine! For dessert I will be serving Pumpkin crepes. I had fun rolling them around the pan this evening and pretending I was Julia Child's.

Here you go if your one of the few who have never heard about Crupet the Elf! Enjoy...

7 comments:

jimgottuso said...

hi jen, i love david sedaris and that one you mentioned is the only one i haven't read. the stories where his brother and his mom are in them are my favorites. i first picked up "me talk pretty one day" in a bookstore, having never heard of him, and just opened to a page in the middle and i was laughing so hard that tears were coming down my face.

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

The pumpkin crepes look delicious!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

sure does look tasty, and I love David too and here is his genius: he never does anything, but he tells the stories brilliantly. A lot of writers and bloggers do interesting things but kill the story when they tell it.

Jen Mecca said...

( Lord...I hope I'm not one of those bloggers Gary!)

Linda Starr said...

yum, I love crepes and pumpkin together, might be heaven.

Barbara said...

So how do you do it? 3 young kids, teaching, pottery business, and then a book club that you bake for, on top of everything else? I'm impressed.

cookingwithgas said...

one of my favorite writters.
He makes me laugh until I cry as well.
I would love to join your book club, food and fun- now that is the way to ring in a new yer.