Food Friday: Frozen Strawberry Smoothies & Popovers

First things first:

The lucky winner of the King Arthur Whole Grains Cookbook is #1, Maria, as decided by the computer at 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:

Strawberry Smoothies

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.

Never-Fail Popovers

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!


18 Responses to “Food Friday: Frozen Strawberry Smoothies & Popovers”

  1. Toonsis Says:

    I LOVE to make the lStrawberry Smoothies with my summer camp students. It is not only refreshing but I am able to do it with a large group of children at various ages and who get very hungry fast! Thank you Anna!

  2. Amily Says:

    I love popovers. Sounds like breakfast tomorrow morning for us!

  3. katy Says:

    I love popovers too. Much easier than crepes–since you make them all at once–and can take all the same spreads (nutella, jam…what else is there? oh, butter…)

    Please pick me for the cookbook winner and then fake that it was random. No one will know.

  4. Sarah G now B Says:

    Popovers yum!! Reminds me of Jordan Pond House. 🙂

  5. Maria Says:

    I won?!!!!?? Am I the only Maria responder? Or is there someone else? Too good to be true!!!

    Thank you Randomizer! I’m sorry that I ever loathed you in the past…..

    And I’m not being greedy to win again (especially since I already have the wonderful Galley Watch from the days gone by), so even though I’m responding, don’t put me in the pool…share the wealth…

  6. Sara Says:

    Smoothies make me believe spring can not be that far away….

  7. thelandofka Says:

    Mmmm…smoothies and popovers…heavenly! I love to eat popovers with honey butter. I will have to give this recipe a go! I have a fish recipe on my blog today…if you like salmon. I got an enthusiastic thumbs up from the hubby on it. 🙂

  8. Christina Says:

    mmmm, those popovers sounds divine (and easy!)! I think I know what’s for breakfast tomorrow…

  9. B. Says:

    Pop over for popovers…

  10. Carrie Says:

    Those smoothies sound sooooo good, and healthy to boot! Thanks for sharing!

  11. rachelle Says:

    i made a similar smoothie for my daughter (we called them milkshakes) only i used cottage cheese instead of the yogurt. she still loves them and so does her 2 year old! and they both have “shiny coats!”

    i love cookbooks and healthy food. pick me, please.

  12. Jennifer Says:

    I begin every morning with a protein shake. My daughter calls them ‘yucky’ shakes if I make them with bananas (her arch enemy).

  13. marie Says:

    ok, i have this cookbook already as i got to contribute a recipe…but, had to comment…i use this cookbook ALL THE TIME, too, and thanks for the reminder about this great popover recipe (love that it is Fran’s, and in my “Wheaton” cookbook, too.) Elle and I made them today and YUM.

  14. itsallabouthallie Says:

    breakfast!! Smoothies are great!! Today i learned you could bake bacon in the oven instead of on top ofthe stove! Wow easy clean up!!

    Happy cooking!


  15. Jen Says:

    Yummy. Both recipes look marvelous.

  16. Princess Extraordinaire Says:

    I am going to make popover’s tonight – that sounds so delish!

  17. Jess K. Says:

    I have a copy, and it is still one of my true favorites, what a great editor! but have never made the turnovers – perhaps not this week, but soon!

  18. applecyder Says:

    pick me please!

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