Saturday, April 22, 2017

Furry Alarm Clocks and Saturday Eats

My husband and I stayed up much later than normal as he's been traveling a lot the last six months and we had a lot to catch up on, just enjoying some wine and conversation into the wee hours, knowing we could sleep in.

Tell that to the furry alarm clock. Normally she doesn't bark in the morning, even if we sleep til 8 or 9 after a late night flight home.  But this morning promptly at seven the bark alarm went off.  My husband let her out then she came back in

"Did she have to go?", I asked.

"No," he said.  "She just wanted to lick the dew off the grass".
Abby Lab then having celebrated Earth Day, went back to sleep, ignoring the food he put out while we laid there wide awake.

"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".
 Preheat oven to 375F.

Spray popover pan with non-stick spray.

In one bowl mix:

4 small or 3 large room temperature eggs (let sit out a bit or run under a bit of warm water)
1 and 1/4 cup milk or almond milk
In another bowl mix:
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 3 Tablespoons of butter into six pieces.  Place 1 in each popover cup.  Place in oven to melt while you finish mixing (you will then remove the hot pan and place batter in it.

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 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
Serve immediately (they will start to deflate pretty promptly).  They're crisp on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside.  Serve with butter, jam, or honey
You never give me PUP-overs.  I'm calling the SPCA!
Put the phone down Abby, you can have a piece of the bacon.


  1. Hari oM
    Morning Abby... your alarm worked! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Licking the dew...BOL! We usually all get up, then we dogs go back to sleep, and SHE stays up. SHE's an early bird...5 a.m. no matter how late going to bed.

    Popovers are a favourite here. So EASY to make.

  3. BACON!!!!!!!!!!! You are one lucky doggie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Earth Day!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Those popovers look very yummy! (Ghostwriter got the first Moosewood cookbook when she and Dad got married in 1980. Lots of good stuff in there!)

    I'm usually good about not waking up the humans too early, unless I hear something really suspicious going on outside. Maybe I should get going and wake them up earlier so they might actually think about cooking breakfast for once!

  5. Misty set the morning alarm off early today too by repeatedly picking up and dropping her antlers all over the kitchen floor:( Mom didn't think 5:15 a.m. was quite the right time for a Saturday rising.

    Bet those popovers melt in your mouth.

    Happy Earth Day.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  6. It's an amazingly simple recipe, and Now I'm going to have to order the Moosewood Cookbook too. [Don'tcha just hate first world problems?]
    Thank You
    Rich in NC

  7. We never wake our parents up. We love bed. We could stay there until noontime. But we understand licking the dew and saving the planer. Happy Earth Day.

  8. BOL!!!! OMD, gurl, you gots your peeps TRAINED! You wakes them up so they can cook you BACON!!!!??? BRILLIANT! I am SO comin' to lives with you....
    Ruby ♥


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