Popovers and Pictures

Clump #272: Sort old family photos; day thirty of National Blog Posting Month!  I did it!


Popovers!  I finally made them this morning.  My husband, my older sister, her daughter, and I vacationed in Maine a few years ago and had lunch at the Jordan Pond House Restaurant at Acadia National Park. The restaurant is known for their popovers.  You end up going crazy for them (Why doesn’t every restaurant in the world serve popovers?).

This was before Clump A Day, but even then, when I spotted this popover pan in the gift shop, I knew it would take up valuable space in a kitchen cabinet … a big metal clump.  I was with the niece who was visiting this weekend, and I swore to her that if I bought it, I would make popovers for her when she stayed with us.  So far I’ve kept my word.  An item is not a clump if it is used and loved.

Here she is in front of the pond:


This card came along with the pan … how could I resist:


Ahh, summertime in gorgeous Maine.


On the flip-side of the card is the popover recipe:


I was reminded today of my mom who would always say after a holiday visit, “The house is too quiet!”  So I surrounded myself with photos of family while organizing the big bag of heirloom photos my sister and I had started yesterday.


I could almost hear them again …


and feel the warmth of their presence.