Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chocolate Souffle

I don't take failure very well.  I'm one o' those gals who gets right back on the horse and says, "Oh, yeah?  Well, watch THIS!"

In light of Tuesday's broth fiasco, I decided I needed to prove myself.  But not just with any recipe.  Oh no.  I had to do something daring.  So I went out to my favorite cooking store, Cooks of Crocus Hill (no, I am not paid to advertise for them) and bought some souffle cups.  And I made some frickin' souffles.

Check them out:

Gorgeous and delicious.

Just wanted to let you all know that I still "have it".  Carry on.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kitchen Fail.

Friends, sometimes it's important to point out the obvious.  Today it is this: The purpose of making chicken & vegetable broth is to have a bowl full of broth, not a colander full of soggy chicken & vegetables.

I bought my own organic chicken at the co-op.  I roasted it myself.  It was beautiful, and I was proud.  Then, before I was able to eat it, I came down with the stomach flu.  Bummer.

Two days of recovery later, I decided I would make this chicken into chicken soup.  I stuck it in a stock pot full of boiling water, added some vegetable scraps, and let it simmer for a while.  Then, when everything had properly steeped, I poured the contents into a strainer over the sink... WITHOUT CATCHING IT ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!

So now the plumbing in my apartment got some yummy seasoned chicken broth, and I'm left with this:

Good job, Katie.  And you call yourself... a cook? *sigh*  I think I'm going to put a stop to the rest of my kitchen projects for the evening and see if I have better luck tomorrow.  (These are the times I wish I had a dog to eat my mistakes...)