Tell that to the furry alarm clocks. First, we heard the click of toenails in the hall, then the thumpa thumpa of Larelei's tail in the crate, then came the BARK! So my husband got up.
"Did they have to go badly?", I asked.
"No," he said. "they just wanted to look for peanut shells the squirrels dropped".
"Might as well get up and make something nice for breakfast", I said.
What are you going to make Mom?
Popovers. These are so worth buying a pan from Williams and Sanoma. They can be made in a muffin pan but won't be as high and fluffy. I've made them often enough I don't need a recipe but the recipe IS from my favorite vegetarian cookbook "The New Moosewood Cookbook".
In one bowl mix:
1 and 1/4 cup milk or almond milk (at room temperature or nuke in a microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds)
3 medium to large room temperature eggs (let sit out a bit or run under a bit of warm water)
1 and 1/4 cups flour (regular or King Arthurs gluten-free adding 1/4 tsp xanthan gum if you do)
1/2 tsp salt.
Divide 2 to 3 Tablespoons of butter (or equal amount Earth Balance sticks) into six pieces. Place 1 in each popover cup. Place in oven to melt while you finish mixing (about two minutes).
Mix wet and dry ingredients, whisking with a fork. Do not over mix. The batter will be lumpy but you shouldn't see globs of raw flour in it.
Place batter in hot popover cups and bake 30 minutes. Make sure there is plenty of room ABOVE them for them to rise (don't ask me how I know).
Do NOT peek, unless it smells like they are burning
Put the phone down girls, you can have a piece of the bacon.