With popovers you can make any occasion special. When I serve soup or something else my kids find equally dreadful, I make up a batch of popovers and everyone is happy.
Contrary to popular opinion, popovers are simple to make. You just need a hot oven (425 degrees) and a bunch of eggs. Check, check? Let's do it.
(from Baking With Julia --video)
makes about 7-8 large
1 1/2 cups flour (use Cup4Cup for a gluten-free version)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
3 Tblsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees, rack in the middle position. Grease large muffin tins with Pam or another kind of cooking spray.
Put all ingredients in a blender and combine well, scraping down the sides.
Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full. Bake about 25 minutes or until puffed and dark golden brown. (Don't open the oven until they look done.)
Remove muffin tin to a wire rack. Pierce the top of each popover with a sharp knife to release the steam.
Serve with butter and jam.