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This recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes is an amazing way to add a little creativity to your weeknight dinner routine that’s not only easy and affordable, but delicious too!
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What is one food or ingredient that you always had stocked in your pantry or fridge growing up? There are so many for me to list, from canned veggies, to graham crackers and lots of cereal.
But if I think back real hard and think of my childhood home and the foods that filled our pantry and fridge, real milk was the one food that made it into our shopping cart week after week and is one of the foods that brings me back to critical moments of my life.
Growing up, not only did we drink real milk with every meal, I vividly remember making homemade banana bread with my Mom (which uses milk in the recipe) and I have fond memories of dunking cookies or graham crackers in a cup of milk while sitting at the kitchen table talking with my Dad.
Today, milk continues to be a vital ingredient and food in my home and kitchen (seriously we go through about 3 gallons a week!). From using buttermilk to make my Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread and Baked Funfetti Donuts, to using whole milk in my favorite creamy Fresh Mint Stracciatella Gelato recipe and this comforting Mac and Cheese Soup.
Real milk not only adds a creamy texture and decadent flavor profile to so many of our favorite recipes, we love drinking milk too! In fact, my husband and I love having a cup of rich and creamy chocolate milk for an after dinner treat or afternoon snack and we always serve 2% milk with breakfast and dinner.
Milk is such an important part of our diet because it is an affordable, minimally processed, nutritious food that is natural source of high-quality protein. Milk also has bone-building nutrients like calcium, Vitamin D, and phosphorus, as well as Vitamin A for a healthy immune system and B vitamins (riboflavin, B-12 and niacin) for converting your food into energy. It’s hard to match milk’s nutrition in any other single food or beverage.
Since family dinners at home, served with a big glass of milk were such an important part of my childhood, it is something I work hard to make happen with my own family today. I meal plan and meal prep at the beginning of each week, so that during the week we can cook and eat dinner at the table together as a family. We eat, drink milk and talk about our day; and whenever dinner as a family can’t or doesn’t happen, I can feel a difference in our week.
Being a busy family means that adding a little variety to our weekly dinner menu, as well as taking a few shortcuts (like using shredded rotisserie chicken), ensures we don’t get stuck in a dinner rut and thus makes sure we have dinner as a family.
Today’s dinner recipe, Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes, is a great weeknight dinner because it is affordable, easy and a fantastic way to break out of our regular spaghetti or taco dinner rut!
Helpful Tips and Information:
What to serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes?
Savory crepes are very versatile and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Side dishes that I recommend for these savory Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes is raw veggies and a dip, a fresh fruit salad like this Creamy Fruit Salad or a green salad like this Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Vinaigrette. And of course, I totally think you should serve these Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes with a tall glass of milk!
Can crepes be made ahead?
Yes, crepes can be made ahead. Simply layer cooked, cooled crepes in between layers of wax paper or paper towels and place inside a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Refrigerate up to five days or freeze up to two months. Allow frozen crepes to thaw completely in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours before using.
tablespoons of the crepe filling onto the bottom of the crepe. Top crepe filling with 1-2 tablespoons Swiss cheese.
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