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Popovers & Souffle for Ascension Day!

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As I mentioned in yesterday's homekeeping post, for supper last night I served a chicken/veggie/pesto/pasta ... as well as, in honor of Ascension Day, a batch of popovers and a rhubarb souffle - my first ever souffle!

Naturally, I must tell you all about it.

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First of all, the popovers came out better than ever - light and high-topped - and I think the trick was bringing the eggs and milk to room temperature. The recipe suggests it, but I always forget to do this ahead of time.

And here they are, fresh out of the oven:

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("Poppin' fresh" as Crackerjack calls them!)

Now, the souffle was a bit trickier as recipes go, but was really not as hard as I feared. The prep is actually pretty straightforward (separating the eggs was the most challenging part, I have such trouble with eggs these days) and the cooking is brief ... about 15 minutes in a 425 oven.

And voila:

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A warm, golden-topped, rhubarb souffle!

(Scrumptious with freshly whipped cream.)

And by the way, the pasta dish was nice, too. I used some of the shredded chicken we had on hand, and some of the vegetables left in the bin - snow peas, peppers, zucchini - as well as prepared pesto and bow tie pasta. Easy-peasy, plentiful and good!

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Well, my friends ... Happy Friday! A glorious day is dawning here, so filled with promise. I'm going to pour myself another cup of coffee and go sit on the deck ... to see if I can't carve myself a few quiet moments before the day really gets going. 

I hope you all have a lovely day ... I will see you here again very soon.


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