Today’s recipe for my Tuesdays With Dorie challenge, is Popovers.
Popovers bring back fond memories for me.
My Father joined the Army when he was young. After a short time of being in the military, he was stationed in England. This was a few years after WWII. There, he met my Mother, who had recently moved to England from Germany. My Mother took a job as an Au Pair and was going to school to become a nurse. Times were still hard in Germany and there were more opportunities for her in England.
My Mom’s sister, who was the eldest, already lived in England and was married to a Brit. She and my Mom enjoyed being able to spend time together. My Aunt was the person who taught my Mom to make Yorkshire Pudding (Popovers).
Like most young couples, my parents struggled financially at times. We ate a lot of hamburger and chicken when I was young. This ended when my Father became an Officer. It was in 1968, right before my Father went to Vietnam. My Mom could now afford to have a roast on Sunday. We had moved up in the world!
Sunday dinners, for many years, consisted of Roast Beef, Boiled Potatoes, a vegetable and Popovers (we made Yorkshire Pudding). Sunday was also the one day of the week, we HAD to sit in the dining room.
I can still remember how excited I used to be, watching the popovers rise while in the oven. I loved the soft middle of the popover. I can almost taste the gravy I would pour in the center!
So as you can imagine, I was pleased to be able to make these for my family. We don’t have Roast every Sunday, but I am sure we will have Popovers quite often!
Have you ever made Popovers or Yorkshire Pudding? If so, I would love to hear your stories about them. If not, I hope you will consider making some. It will be worth it.
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