Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Martha Stewart's Popovers, and Mimosas

Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Martha Stewart's Popovers, and Mimosas

Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Martha Stewart's Popovers, and Mimosas has become my family's go-to menu for holiday breakfasts.  Whether it is Thanksgiving morning, Christmas morning, or Easter morning there is a good chance that my Mom is making this breakfast. Even though my husband and I are over 1,000 miles apart from our parents this Christmas, keeping the same traditions, making the same food, somehow takes away some of the sorrow of being apart.  My Mom is the one who first tried Martha Stewart's popover recipe after seeing her prepare them on TV. I think that's how she first discovered them. Anyway, one day, I don't remember if it was for a birthday, holiday, or "just because," I received a popover pan, and print-out of Martha Stewart's popover recipe in the mail.  I've made them a few times now, and like my Mom, I do really love them.  However, my popovers have never turned out the way my Mom's does (or Martha's, I'm sure).  Hers are huge and hollow enough to stuff the scrambled eggs and bacon inside. Yum. I may have come close to this crowning-popover achievement when I lived in California, but now that I live in Colorado - not so much.  They turn out short and dense, but they are still oh-so good.  I'll have to experiment with different flour and oven temperatures in the future due to the high altitude. My mom came up with the menu.  I think my brother and I added the mimosas. Now, this menu is a family tradition. Today, my husband and I slathered Colorado cherry butter all over the popovers, adding one more dimension.  The bottom line is that no matter how your popovers turn out (light and fluffy, or short and dense) they taste great, and you can enjoy time with your family over a delicious breakfast!br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KRIvmg05ZM0/UNpTPlOqvlI/AAAAAAAACpA/j-JalldK2qA/s1600/IMG5219.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KRIvmg05ZM0/UNpTPlOqvlI/AAAAAAAACpA/j-JalldK2qA/s640/IMG5219.JPG" width="640" //a/divbr /br /a class="printfriendly" href="http://www.printfriendly.com" style="color: #6D9F00; text-decoration: none;" title="Printer Friendly and PDF"img alt="Print Friendly and PDF" src="http://cdn.printfriendly.com/button-print-gry20.png" style="border: none;" //abr /a class="pin-it-button" href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffoodiejourney.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F12%2Fscrambled-eggs-bacon-martha-stewarts.html&media=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F-KRIvmg05ZM0%2FUNpTPlOqvlI%2FAAAAAAAACpA%2Fj-JalldK2qA%2Fs640%2FIMG5219.JPG&description=Scrambled%20eggs%2C%20bacon%2C%20Martha%20Stewart's%20popovers%2C%20and%20Mimosas%20-%20a%20great%20start%20to%20any%20holiday!"img border="0" src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/PinExt.png" title="Pin It" //abr /bScrambled Eggs, Bacon, Martha Stewart's Popovers, and Mimosas/bbr /1 package of baconbr /2 - 3 eggs per person for the scrambled eggsbr /2 teaspoon of butter, salt, and pepper for the scrambled eggsbr /br /iFor the popovers - yield six/ibr /Unsalted butter, room temperature, for the panbr /1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flourbr /1 1/2 cups of milkbr /1 1/2 scant teaspoons of saltbr /3 large eggsbr /popover panbr /br /iFor the mimosas/ibr /Champagnebr /Orange juicebr /br /1. You can prepare the bacon in a frying pan which can take a few batches, or a href="http://foodiejourney.blogspot.com/2010/11/baked-bacon.html" target="blank"bake the bacon/a.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, place bacon strips on parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes (or until the desired state of crispiness is reached).br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tdlxEMIMWpI/UNpUkDnlPkI/AAAAAAAACqA/bQ8qIkmnymw/s1600/IMG2353.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="239" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tdlxEMIMWpI/UNpUkDnlPkI/AAAAAAAACqA/bQ8qIkmnymw/s320/IMG2353.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /2. After the bacon is done keep it warm in a toaster oven if you have one.  Turn the oven up to 425 degrees, and gather all the ingredients for the popovers.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-16AMoafMH70/UNpSpPStXSI/AAAAAAAACms/H3U4Lq-yWSI/s1600/IMG5185.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-16AMoafMH70/UNpSpPStXSI/AAAAAAAACms/H3U4Lq-yWSI/s320/IMG5185.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /3. Generously butter a 6-cup popover tin.  Make sure to butter the rim of the cups too.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uWrRildQqnY/UNpSrhInBQI/AAAAAAAACm0/PAVmkwRPs/s1600/IMG_5188.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uWrRildQqnY/UNpSrhInBQI/AAAAAAAACm0/PAVmkwRPs/s320/IMG5188.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /4. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, milk, and salt.  Add eggs, one at a time, and stir to combine (some small lumps may remain); do not over mix.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GkHxEJ4lmoA/UNpStoetFcI/AAAAAAAACm8/VThV984LJ8/s1600/IMG5189.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GkHxEJ4lmoA/UNpStoetFcI/AAAAAAAACm8/VThV984LJ8/s320/IMG5189.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZB6zm0hM4xM/UNpSv9inxYI/AAAAAAAACnE/v6I4KfFwpaA/s1600/IMG5193.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZB6zm0hM4xM/UNpSv9inxYI/AAAAAAAACnE/v6I4KfFwpaA/s320/IMG5193.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /5. Using a 1/2 cup measure, gently pour batter into the center of each prepared popover cup.  Transfer tin to oven and bake for 20 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until puffed and golden, about 20 minutes more.  Immediately invert pan to remove popovers.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UUrQ6BX5fvE/UNpSyQos6yI/AAAAAAAACnM/Q7osTjcBcI/s1600/IMG5195.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UUrQ6BX5fvE/UNpSyQos6yI/AAAAAAAACnM/Q7osTjcBcI/s320/IMG5195.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /6. Take a small knife and poke a few holes to let out the steam.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gg-xcpkYm78/UNpSnAGPbI/AAAAAAAACoI/2ew7eDA-qj0/s1600/IMG5207.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gg-xcpkYm78/UNpSnAGPbI/AAAAAAAACoI/2ew7eDA-qj0/s320/IMG5207.JPG" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Lm4MdOxBMIQ/UNpTCODeVvI/AAAAAAAACoQ/0fG7JjbrHeY/s1600/IMG5209.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Lm4MdOxBMIQ/UNpTCODeVvI/AAAAAAAACoQ/0fG7JjbrHeY/s320/IMG5209.JPG" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divbr /7. Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a non-stick pan.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EmMzqKSm1A/UNpS3RSHCWI/AAAAAAAACno/3JwZi4lH5pg/s1600/IMG5202.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EmMzqKSm1A/UNpS3RSHCWI/AAAAAAAACno/3JwZi4lH5pg/s320/IMG5202.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /8. Crack the appropriate amount of eggs in a bowl (2 - 3 per person).br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xR2PcYyRses/UNpSzz68jMI/AAAAAAAACnY/zAjlNUhcIo/s1600/IMG5197.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xR2PcYyRses/UNpSzz68jMI/AAAAAAAACnY/zAjlNUhcIo/s320/IMG5197.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /9. Whip eggs with a fork until blended.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tSvXhmWzumE/UNpS1j1o7I/AAAAAAAACng/l2cRJzj75ck/s1600/IMG5199.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tSvXhmWzumE/UNpS1j1o7I/AAAAAAAACng/l2cRJzj75ck/s320/IMG5199.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /10. Pour the eggs over the melted butter in the heated pan.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l1Q7tE2LGjo/UNpS43odcXI/AAAAAAAACnw/Gd7JoAololQ/s1600/IMG5203.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l1Q7tE2LGjo/UNpS43odcXI/AAAAAAAACnw/Gd7JoAololQ/s320/IMG5203.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /11. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FwR4CFfjz2c/UNpS7MMrqxI/AAAAAAAACn4/uhq1xBcNwW8/s1600/IMG5204.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FwR4CFfjz2c/UNpS7MMrqxI/AAAAAAAACn4/uhq1xBcNwW8/s320/IMG5204.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /12. When the bottom gets a firm layer push the eggs towards the center.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mdrBpvOwT1Y/UNpTEHQ9YI/AAAAAAAACoY/hqcQqawe9RM/s1600/IMG5211.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mdrBpvOwT1Y/UNpTEHQ9YI/AAAAAAAACoY/hqcQqawe9RM/s320/IMG5211.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /13. Circle the pan pushing the eggs towards the center 3 or 4 times.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jMdUG6LcK-M/UNpTGMFZR3I/AAAAAAAACog/PTJNOFkNzug/s1600/IMG5212.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jMdUG6LcK-M/UNpTGMFZR3I/AAAAAAAACog/PTJNOFkNzug/s320/IMG5212.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /14.When the bottom gets another firm layer remove the pan from the heat and fold the cooked egg over the slightly runny egg a few times.  The hot pan and the cooked egg are hot enough to cook the under cooked portions.  This way the eggs don't get over cooked but they are cooked through.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vA6IO9xq91o/UNpTIs6QOXI/AAAAAAAACoo/GgvQT9Wn4pQ/s1600/IMG5214.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vA6IO9xq91o/UNpTIs6QOXI/AAAAAAAACoo/GgvQT9Wn4pQ/s320/IMG5214.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-98m8NvvdxA/UNpTK9DBYEI/AAAAAAAACow/BwLjCwKgAo8/s1600/IMG5215.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-98m8NvvdxA/UNpTK9DBYEI/AAAAAAAACow/BwLjCwKgAo8/s320/IMG5215.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /br /15. Plate the eggs, bacon, and popovers.  Serve the popovers with jelly, jam or fruit butter.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GakyjeGlBkI/UNpTNc1i9LI/AAAAAAAACo4/rp4lY2R-f54/s1600/IMG5216.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GakyjeGlBkI/UNpTNc1i9LI/AAAAAAAACo4/rp4lY2R-f54/s320/IMG5216.jpg" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KRIvmg05ZM0/UNpTPlOqvlI/AAAAAAAACpA/j-JalldK2qA/s1600/IMG5219.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KRIvmg05ZM0/UNpTPlOqvlI/AAAAAAAACpA/j-JalldK2qA/s320/IMG5219.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /16. For the mimosas - the ratio of champagne to orange juice can very greatly.  You can serve the mimosas "mild" using 1 ounce of champagne to 2 ounces of orange juice.  Or, you can make the ratio half and half.  I've even seen recipes online that call for 2 ounces of champagne to 1 ounce of orange juice for a "strong" version.  So, the great news is that you can have mimosas that are light to strong depending on your taste (or mood).  Today we had the "mild" version with breakfast.  I poured 1 ounce of champagne and 2 ounces of orange juice.  Cheers!br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-25jBG5PStA/UNpS9MsahWI/AAAAAAAACoA/wa2LHSmOAdQ/s1600/IMG5205.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-25jBG5PStA/UNpS9MsahWI/AAAAAAAACoA/wa2LHSmOAdQ/s320/IMG5205.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /17. Enjoy this delicious breakfast with your family.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c3Qzz0vUVT0/UNpTRotpHBI/AAAAAAAACpI/ENa3sdA799E/s1600/IMG5225.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c3Qzz0vUVT0/UNpTRotpHBI/AAAAAAAACpI/ENa3sdA799E/s320/IMG5225.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tZ6ymhgsgdo/UNpTTTDWII/AAAAAAAACpQ/YgCrPwnovZ8/s1600/IMG5226.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tZ6ymhgsgdo/UNpTTTDWII/AAAAAAAACpQ/YgCrPwnovZ8/s320/IMG5226.JPG" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"Note: I served the popovers with "Cherry Butter" from the a href="http://www.coloradocherrycompany.com/" target="blank"Colorado Cherry Company/a.  WOW. There are just no words for the sublime, luxuriousness taste combination this makes.  I can't recommend it enough.  Also, if you are ever on your way to Estes Park from Loveland, CO heading on 34 west you will pass this delightful shop.  It will be worth your time to take a look inside./divbr /

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