coconut cream and strawberry crepes & #redballoonsforryan

 coconut cream pudding naughtiness wrapped in the best crepe recipe i’ve found…
smother in whipped goodness and fruit, and that’s what i call a balanced breakfast!

coconut cream sweet crepe recipe

i have been thinking non stop about little ryan cruz.

a sweet little boy, who though we never met, i feel like i know.

i know what it’s like to have a 3-year-old boy so full of life and wonder.

a boy who loves running and being free, laying in the grass and being wild.

 

denim2what i don’t know is what it’s like to lose that boy.

i have cried at least once a day thinking about ryan.

about his mom. his dad. and the people who knew him in real life.

i have cried thinking about what life is like for her now,

one minute her every minute is dictated by another human,

and the next, it’s so radically different.

i know nothing about what that’s like.

and that makes me hurt worse.

 

my little guy and i spent the morning making these “pancakes”.

i put down the baby, and it was just us.

i had a little bit of an out-of-body experience as i really wanted to remember the little things,

these moments that i so often take for granted in the busyness of life.

 

he stood by me on a step stool and watched me make crepes,

watched as i attempted to “fancy flip” them in the pan, cheered me on when i did it right,

and said “oooooh” like a sad sports fan when i produced a crappy one.

we practiced saying “crepe” cause it usually comes out as “crimbs”

and we giggled together. at one point he threw his skinny arms around me and said,

“oh i wuv these mom, thank you to making them for me mom!”

coconut cream sweet crepe recipe 2

 

just the day before, i was stuck on the computer for most of the day,

and that boy was begging me to come play with him.

i’m not perfect. no mom is.

but at least i can remember that my boy has a little of ryan cruz in him.

i can spend my days loving on him and cherishing the moments.

who knows how long they will last.

i thought about ryan and jacqui and dan.  and wept again.

 

we love you ryan, and we are praying for your mom and dad.

they are pretty cool parents who will change the world with their story,

and so will you.

we wont forget you. #redballoonsforryan

coconut cream and strawberry crepes

coconut cream and strawberry crepes

Ingredients

  • filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp coconut extract
  • 6-8 oz cool whip
  • {sliced fruit for filling}

  • crepes:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 1/2 tsps sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract

what to do

combine vanilla pudding, coconut extract and milk in a small bowl and place in the fridge.


in a stand mixer, combine cream of coconut and cream cheese and beat until no lumps remain. 3-5 minutes. slowly add mixed pudding until incorporated, remove from mixer and fold in cool whip.


combine all crepe ingredients in a blender until no lumps remain.

cook very thin on a small round skillet over medium heat.

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About Meg

I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

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