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Saturday mornings are glorious. I relish the chance to sleep in a little later, snuggle the Pablonater a little longer, and breathe a little deeper. Sometimes I will welcome the start of the weekend with a sweaty yoga sesh at the gym, but more often than not I can't resist the temptation to sit in my puffy green chair in the living room and sip coffee while reading a good book. 

But the best way of all to enjoy a Saturday morning is to have breakfast with a dear friend.  My friend Karita came over last weekend for an early breakfast and coffee-drinking date.  I was so excited to have an excuse to cook something other than microwave oatmeal - my weekday morning staple. But it had been a busy week and we didn't have a lot of food in the refrigerator.  Thinking about what I could whip up in a flash and with very few ingredients, I decided to make popovers. 
Popovers are extremely simple - the batter is just made of eggs, flour, milk, and salt.  
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I add just a touch of vanilla for a hint of sweetness, too.  

Besides being exceedingly simple, here's what I love about popovers: They feel like an extra-special treat when you pull them out of the oven and they are all squishy and warm and flaky and steamy and yummy-smelling. They go well with butter, jam, nutella, honey, or just about anything else you can think to put on them. And they are hollow on the inside so they are perfect for filling and you don't feel guilty about eating 2 or 3 or... 4 (ok, maybe a little guilty about eating 4). 
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Also, everyone loves them.  Especially this guy. 
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Saturday mornings are special.  They deserve more than microwave oatmeal. Whether you are cozying up alone in your comfy chair or sharing time with a close friend, make it a glorious morning.  Treat yourself with a little extra-special kindness for doing the best you could do all week long. And enjoy the gift that your day is

Love well and eat well,
Deidre 



"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!" Psalm 118:24
Recipe for Saturday Morning Popovers
Adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients 
(Makes 6 Popovers)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease muffin tin or custard cups. 
  2. In medium bowl, whisk eggs.  Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to whisk just until batter is smooth.  Fill muffin tin or custard cups 1/2 full. 
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.  Then, reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 20 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately - the hotter the better!
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Comments

Ivan pratt
04/16/2016 9:12am

I've been eating low carb since the new year. But...when I want to let loose for a day...those look super good.

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05/10/2016 1:08am

This is great! I tried this yesterday and it was delicious! My family loved it. Thank you for sharing this. :)

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06/22/2016 12:29am

It looks so crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I swear, I can almost imagine how heavenly it must've been smelled. I love how few ingredients are needed and the baking procedure is simple, too. I think the best part of this morning pop over recipe is that it is so versatile. Hence, it can be partnered with different spreads and fruits like bananas and Nutella. I will definitely try this one. Thank you!

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11/07/2016 3:03pm

These look amazing! They look perfectly well on a Saturday morning breakfast. On Saturday mornings, you just want to relax and unwind because the work is done and it's your weekend. To be honest, I thought it was a muffin when I first saw the pictures. Anyway, I'm going to try and do this recipe soon.

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