Friday, May 6, 2011

Oops! Souffles deflate at Bella Rose B&B!

As you know, I like to try new recipes.  Doing the same menu drives me crazy, so although it's easier to get in a rut and rotate the same six or seven dishes, that's just too boring for me.  I like to live dangerously sometimes -- get nervous and a little stressed when doing a new dish for a table full of people.  But, why not?  Go big or stay home, right?  I agree.  But, let's just say that it's a good thing that I try new entrees out on my hubby and me first..... 

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I thought souffles were next on my hit list.  I've had this recipe for Cheddar Souffles kicking around in my "Bella Rose Recipe Book" since time began so it was way overdue to whip them up.  So, even though I had no idea where this recipe came from, and even though it read........booorrrrinnnngggg, I did it anyway.  And, yes, they were indeed boring.  As souffles sometimes do, they lost their "poofiness" (is that even a word?) almost immediately.  That's problem #1 -- I want food to present well at the table, not look like a shriveled, icky thing.  Problem #2 was the even though they tasted "fine", that's about all they were.  Only fine.  Not good enough, and surely not pretty enough. So, although I'm still thinking there's a tasty souffle recipe out there that will meet my expectations, this one wasn't it.  Into the trash and off the hit list it went.  Oh well.....better luck next time.  And speaking of new recipes -- the Bacon and Leek Risotto with poached egg that I made a few weeks ago.....that's on the menu for Sunday.  Cream-stuffed strawberries for the fruit dish and poppy-seed tea bread with orange glaze as the "opener".'s a surprise!

Happy Mother's Day to all you great Mothers who take the time to read our blog.  I hope you have a great day and get to enjoy yummy foods all day long!

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