First things first:
The lucky winner of the King Arthur Whole Grains Cookbook is #1, Maria, as decided by the computer at Random.org. Maria, your cookbook will come from the folks Countryman Press next month!
Thanks for commenting, all, and I have another giveaway for today. Love this cookbook stuff.
At this point in the winter, I’ll do anything to break out of the breakfast rut, and here’s what we are having today:
Take about 3/4 cup of yogurt per person (vanilla or plain, cows milk, soy, whatever you have on hand)
About 5-8 frozen strawberries per person
About 1/3 a banana per person
About 1-2 Tablespoons of orange juice per person or one teaspoon of honey
Add all this to the blender or food processor, give it a whirl until strawberries are blended and mixture is pink.
If you like, sneak in 2-3 Tablespoons of ground flax seed at this point and whirl again—with all those strawberry seeds, they’ll never know, and what shiny coats they’ll have.
Pour and drink your lovely pink brew!
I could stop here, but this morning I had requests for popovers, so I could use this classic recipe or this easy one that we use all the time, even on the occasional school morning.
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
Do not preheat oven. Break eggs into bowl and add milk, flour and salt. Mix (do not beat) well with spoon. (Disregard lumps.) Grease 6 to 8 custard cups (or a popover pan) well with unsalted butter. Fill each 3/4 full with batter. Place in a cold oven in lowest position. Turn to 450, and do not peek until 35 minutes have gone by. Large ones may take more time. Turn off oven, pierce with a sharp knife and leave in over for five more minutes so they will not be soggy. Perfection! (Note, I never do this and I don’t think they are soggy!) Serve with butter and jelly.
So, want to win the cookbook featuring these yummies and many more? I edited a community cookbook called Galley Watch for an educational organization I worked for more than ten years ago, and still go to it every single week–crammed full of amazing recipes, I would probably take this one with me to a desert island, at least one with a Whole Foods or Wegmans! If you want a copy, leave a comment, and two lucky readers will get their own copy. Happy cooking!