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European travel journal – Day 8: Champs-Elysees (continued), The Louvre, Orsay, and Rodin museums, and St. Martin’s Canal festival

It was raining and the sun was trapped behind a blockade of grey clouds, but I was in Paris, damn it, and I was going to walk the Champs-Elysees. I only had a hat and a water-resistant jacket, but at least this statue knew how to dress for Paris weather.

My two-day museum pass would expire tomorrow, so I declared museum mania on Sunday. I’d planned on waking at seven o’clock to finish my walk down the Champs-Elysees, through the Tuileries, and directly into the Louvre as it was opening at nine o’clock, but once again my body had other plans. I dragged myself out of bed by eight and had the hotel breakfast again because it was quick and easy, but swore I’d hit a patissiere for some pain au chocolat tomorrow.

Several runners jogged past me as I walked by the obelisk at Place de la Concorde and through the green gardens of the Tuileries. These people were running past famous landmarks in sweat shorts like it’s no big deal! There is so much grandeur […]

Peanut butter crepes

I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast in the mornings because I am sleepy and lazy at seven o’clock in the morning. It’s easier to dump a packet of oats in a bowl, add water and microwave it than to prepare an omelet or scrambled eggs. However, the protein in eggs is good for me and keeps me fuller longer, so I sometimes make peanut butter crepes on the weekends. They’re pretty quick too, though I have to clean more bowls, beaters and skillets later.

I grabbed this recipe from Erin Shea’s site, Lose the Buddha over a year ago, though she calls them peanut butter pancakes. I prefer to call them crepes since it sounds more egg-like. I’m sure someone will tell me why it’s absolutely erroneous for me to be calling them crepes, but I don’t care, they’ll always be crepes to me. I also doubled the recipe because I am tall and hungry.

Peanut Butter Crepes

1 large egg

5 egg whites

1 Tablespoon Splenda (or sugar or another sweetener)

2 Tablespoons peanut butter

Combine ingredients in a blender […]

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