Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sunday Morning "Floured Eggs" in Paris

Good morning, cyberfriends (not to be confused with Superfriends in which case we would all have to be wearing capes.)

Chez Nancy is on Montmarte today. When I was growing up, my mom used to make my brothers and me this flat delicious breakfast food that she called "floured eggs" because that's what her mother called them. We ate them with syrup like pancakes, and I preferred them to anything else. It wasn't until I became an adult that I realized they were actually crepes. LOL

Do you like crepes? Do you take them sweet or savory? Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?


Kimberly Frost said...

Morning, people!

I'm taking my cue from Nancy and posting the Sunday morning post before hitting the sack tonight, in case there are any early risers who want to chat amongst themselves.

Will have tea (nod to Kelly) with you when I wake up and I plan to be a better hostess today as I will be revising from home.

Maria Lima said...

Bonjour, mes amis!

Mmm, crepes! I'd love some right about now, alas, I think brekkie will be Cheerios, instead. :)

The clocks are switched and the sun is out. Perhaps spring really is sneaking in.

Happy Sunday, all!

Anonymous said...

I remembered the clocks as I was priding myself on getting up before 7... But since it's only 45 outside, it isn't like I'll be going anywhere.

I'll have the fat-free, low-cal crepes, please, after a week of eating out with my sis and BIL. (What's French for oink, oink?)

Happy Sunday, y'all!

Kimberly Frost said...

Morning, Maria & Beth,

I don't know any French. (I butchered the language using a phrase book when I was in France though, and you can imagine how much the natives enjoyed that.)

Good for you guys for remembering the time change. And good for me since I forgot until I read your post. ;)

Larry Kollar said...

Mornin' all!

I'm making cinnamon rolls (for real!) this morning, to celebrate the beginning of DST. I wish I'd remembered the time change before I went to bed though, 'cause I stayed up way late & set the bread machine timer to finish at 7:30. Which turned out to be 8:30. So the schedule's just a leeeeeetle tight this morning.

Like Maria, the clocks are switched and the sun is out. Unlike Beth, it's closer to 25 than 45 here. Bleah.

Kimberly Frost said...

Thoughts on the French:

"French is the language that turns dirt into romance." Stephen King

"The French will only be united under the threat of danger. Nobody can simply bring together a country that has 246 kinds of cheese." Charles de Gaulle

Kimberly Frost said...

Morning, Far:

Cinnamon rolls sound great. So far though, I'm only awake enough for some wild berry tea.

Kimberly Frost said...

So on my agenda today is ... breakfast, then editing. I talked to my editor last week and she gave me my final round of revisions for WOULD-BE WITCH. I was happy to find that they are all minor fixes. I might be able to finish them today.

If you care to tell, what are your plans today?

Anonymous said...

It must feel good, knowing that the fixes are do-able, and that you're getting so close.

I haven't written a lick since Wednesday, so I plan to keep my butt on the couch and write. And hopefully convince myself to watch the Pilates DVD I bought last month - and maybe even DO some of it. Argh. Too many hours on the couch, too many meals out this week.

Good luck with the editing!

Kimberly Frost said...


I can relate. It's too easy not to get exercise even though it's so important for overall health. Today I had protein for breakfast.

I like that Kelly treadblogs. If I did that I'd definitely break my laptop, so I just listen to music or books on tape. In fact, that would be a good thing for me to do today for a break from editing.

Wishing you good writing and pilates as I shuffle back to manuscript...

Kelly McCullough said...

Morning everybody.

There are couple of tricks to treadblogging. Once you know them it's not that bad.

One is mount the laptop shelf on the wall so that the computer is isolated from vibration and the screen is at eye level.

Two, you need a trackball that you can attach to the treadmill--I used velcro. So that you don't have to reach up and mess around with the computer while you're moving.

Three, if you need to type something longer than a sentence or two, either stop moving or wait till you get done. This is mostly about static electricity rather than bumping things about.

Gonna grab tea and go. I've got to help my mom and grandmother get ready to move to their new house this weekend. Bleah. Then hopefully I can sneak in some writing time.

Kimberly Frost said...

Morning, Kelly.

Thanks for all the info on tread-blogging. Ingenious that.

Good luck on the moving & writing today.

For those who haven't checked out Kelly's blog (especially my writer friends that I don't know from Nancy's blog), now's a good time. Kelly's got a huge summary post of a bunch of excellent prior posts/links.

Kelly McCullough said...

Hi Kimber, thanks for the link. For those who are interested, here's a bit more explanation of the giant index update post I put up over at Wyrdsmiths:

This is one of my ongoing index projects. In this case it's for Teresa and Patrick Neilsen Hayden's most excellent Making Light blog. Teresa and Patrick are editors for Tor books with a deep understanding of the F&SF publishing industry and fan culture among other things. I'm actually doing two for them, one general and one writer specific.

The links to those are on the upper right side of the Wyrdsmiths front page. There are also indices of Miss Snark (an absolutely fabulous agent blog that's not being updated any more) and the wyrdsmiths blog itself. I do these as service to writing community and to help me organize the info and prioritize it after reading through.

Kimberly Frost said...


That reminds me that I need to make your blog known to a wider circle than my little but wonderful blogosphere. I just posted the wyrdsmiths link on a couple of writers' loops.

Thanks for all the hard work that you and the other wyrdsmithers do. It's great. :)

Kim Lenox said...

I love crepes! The best ones I ever had were at a restaurant in Panama City, Panama, run by some Danish ladies. I can't remember the name, but I do remember a big metal peacock sculpture in the front yard, and the restaurant was in a neat little house. But inside the crepes were shrimp in a swiss cheese and wine sauce, and asparagus. I always tell myself I need to try and reproduce them, but I haven't yet! So savory - yum!

But I'm an Army brat, so I also remember going to the Officer's Club for Sunday brunch and having the crepes with blueberry sauce and whipped cream. MORE YUM!

Okay, so I've gained calories just reading and replying to your post. Thanks a lot, Kim!

Kimberly Frost said...

Kim -

LOL. We'll walk off those calories on our writer's break Tuesday.

Danish ladies, huh? I dated a surgery resident whose mom was from Denmark. He never made me crepes though. Maybe if he had we wouldn't have broken up? ;)

Kimberly Frost said...

And you know you has great savory crepes? Sweet Eugene's in College Station, Texas. Several of us have talked about how we love that place. Anyone who goes to Bryan/College Station should stop in there.

Kelly McCullough said...

Thanks Kimber,

BTW, on the crepes front, strawberry jam. Oh, and in this house they're called Swedish pancakes.

Kim Lenox said...

Oh, gosh. I love Sweet Eugene's. It's my favorite coffee joint!! I miss it now that I don't live just down the street from it.

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