Wouldn’t it be hilarious if there was a Crisis Addict’s Cookbook and it had instructions like, “Let the dough sit for exactly thirty minutes at room temperature or your children will hate you and you will die alone?”
Anyway, thanks for all your advice about popovers. I made them from this mix by King Arthur Flour, which is cheating but I was making a big fancy dinner and I thought it would be fine to cheat on the popovers. They’re in the oven at this very moment, where I have been advised NOT TO LOOK AT THEM because they are fragile creatures and will fall into sad little dough blobs who will never get into a good college if they are exposed to even a tiny bit of peeking before are baked to a golden brown.
This is why I don’t bake. I like dishes that can withstand a lot of stirring, fussing, adapting and accidents. I like recipes that are survivors, dammit!
By the way, we’re having Haystacks for dessert.
Melt one bag semi-sweet chocolate chips and one bag peanut butter chips in sauce pan set over two stove burners placed on top of each other.
Stir in one bag of chinese chow mein noodles and about a cup or so of unsalted party peanuts.
Scoop out onto waxed paper. Chill in fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving. Makes a great Christmas gift. Because, seriously, get these out of the house as fast as you can.