Goat Cheese and Herb Popovers

I mentioned last week that we could start eating healthy again this week … but these Goat Cheese and Herb Popovers are just too good to pass up. What’s another week? Also, it’s just too cold to think about going outside, let alone going outside to the gym.

Since New Year, and actually just a few days before New Year, we were hit with some seriously freezing temperatures. I’m talking highs in the teens, and morning and nights below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Bomb Cyclone is what they called it – how do they even come up with these names? Seriously. In any case, it’s been miserable.

It reminded me of my grad school days up at Syracuse. I’m telling you, it snowed from October to about April. True story, it was 43 degrees on graduation day. Graduation day was in May. Syracuse days were my favorite days. Despite the fact that it was so cold we couldn’t feel our faces most days, it was a memorable time in my life. I made some amazing friends. The girls I met changed me. They expanded my perspective on life, and I hope they can say I had the same impact on their lives. We quickly learned that cold is not cute, layering is essential to survival, snow boots were necessities, and the shortcut through Clarendon Street was well worth the risk of dying an icy, downhill death.

Because it was so cold, we spent most of our free time at my apartment studying, cooking, or watching whatever the must-watch TV shows were at the time. We made group trips to the laundromat. Of course, since I had the SUV, I went around picking up the girls, and their multiple hampers. It’s amazing how much laundry we accumulated when we basically lived in leggings and sweatshirts. We found the best chips and guac place right behind my apartment. And Wegman’s was life.

When we made it to the Newhouse buildings, we tried not to leave unless we absolutely had to. Luckily for us, Newhouse 1, 2 and 3 were conveniently connected through a series of hallways. I may be a little biased, but Newhouse III is the most beautiful building at Syracuse University. My favorite place was the graphics lab. It was massive and basically encompassed in glass. Oh right, and all the computers were Macs. How amazing is that?

It’s been nine years since we were last together. I often remember my Syracuse crew, and while some of us have lost touch, we’re all connected through one form or another of social media. We’ll have to consider a reunion. 

 

Goat Cheese and Herb Popovers Goat Cheese and Herb Popovers

Goat Cheese and Herb Popovers

Yield: About 12 popover

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Milk, warmed
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 1 ½ heaping tablespoons Salt
  • 8oz Crumbled Goat Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Savory, chopped

Instructions

  1. Put your popover pan in the middle rack and preheat the oven to 350 F. The pan should heat up with the oven. (you can also you a muffin pan)
  2. Meanwhile, warm the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. In a bowl, wisk the eggs, then slowly add in the milk, and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour with the herbs, goat cheese and salt.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture to the eggs and milk and combine until mostly clump-free.
  6. Remove the popover pan from the oven and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Fill each cup ¾ of the way and top with the cheese.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, then rotate the pan half a turn and continue baking for 35 minutes.
  9. Serve warm.
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