Monday, March 17, 2008

Popovers and Krab Caesar

Partially by coincidence, and partially by design, tonight's dinner had a decidedly green coloration - perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

We had a caesar salad with avocado, tomato, and (my favorite) fake crab, and paired it with one of my fiance's childhood favorites: Popovers. My fiance's mom passed along the recipe, which he says he could eat every day. A simple mix of egg, flour, milk, and salt, baked in ramekins, I added a few drops of green food coloring to give them a 'festive' hue.

1/2 cup flour
1/4 tspn salt
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease and flour 4 8oz ramekins. Blend flour and salt. Whisk together milk and eggs separately. Add milk/egg mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until blended. Pour mixture into ramekins. Place on baking sheet and place in oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until puffed and edges are golden brown. Do not open oven door while baking! Serve with butter.

Despite just being the two of us, we still break out the great wooden salad bowl my mother-in-law to be gave us for Christmas. I think it makes every dinner feel more special when we bust out the charger plates and cloth napkins and nice serving plates and bowls.

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