Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dark Days Challenge Week 2 - The Meal

Sunday night seems to be a good night to have the dark days challenge meal.  I decided on Cream of Cauliflower Soup served with salad and popovers.

Soup ingredients

Carrots, potatoes and garlic - from my garden
Cauliflower and leek - farmer's market
Cheddar Cheese - Irish, not local
Milk - from the local dairy, home delivery

The recipe couldn't be easier.  It's from the original Moosewood Cookbook.  Chop vegetables, add whole garlic cloves along with water to cover.  Simmer until vegetables are soft.  Puree in blender, add seasoning and grated cheddar cheese and some milk.

Blended soup in pot


Butter, milk and eggs - local dairy
Flour, salt and sugar- not local


The recipe is from an old cookbook called "Cole's Complete Culinary Reference.  Cooking A to Z"

1 cup milk
3 eggs
1 tblsp sugar
2 tblsp melted butter or vegetable oil
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt

Add ingredients in order to blender.  Blend for a few minutes until smooth, scraping sides of container.  Pour into greased popover pans.  Bake at 400 for 35 to 40 minutes.

The secret is to put the popover pan into the oven while it is preheating.  Take out when ready to bake, spray with nonstick spray and then pour batter into the pan and place back in to the oven.



Arugula and Lettuce - my garden
Olive Oil and vinegar - not local

A successful meal.  The kids loved the popovers, munched salad without dressing and even ate all their soup.


  1. There are very few foods that I would only eat if they were the last food on earth, and cauliflower is one of them. Never liked it. And yet this soup looks and sounds so yummy I'm tempted to try it. Thanks for sharing! Are the proportions of veggies in the photo what you used?

    Cindy F.

  2. All the vegetables in the photo I used except not all of the cauliflower. I used maybe 3/4 of the head.