Friday night Zach, Beth, Casey, Mike, Chris, and I hung out at our house. Zach decided to throw a ‘quick dinner’ together for us.
Let’s clarify - my idea of a ‘quick dinner’ is Mac and Cheese.
Zach’s idea of a ‘quick dinner’ is a Morton’s steak, a Caesar salad, and Rosemary red potatoes with peppers perfectly crisped in the oven.
Needless to say, I won’t be offering to make Zach food, quick or otherwise, for a long, long, long time. Also needless to say, we begged him to move in when Ryan moves out next month.
Saturday I was still feeling under the weather with the stupid stomach flu. I was so sick, I turned down an opportunity to go to SeaWorld! Maybe the world is coming to an end. But, I wanted to save up my energy for the party we were throwing for Mike Saturday night. He is no longer a probationary firefighter!!
I decided to make chocolate soufflé’s for the party. Nothing matches Jack Daniels BBQ hamburgers, Louisiana hot links, or chili cheese nachos better than a hoity toity dessert. Why settle for cake mix when you can stress over a dessert that deflates if you so much as sneeze?
I was going to make a fresh raspberry lemon sauce but quickly decided that my energy level was barely at ‘functional’ and definitely not at ‘over the top ridiculous’. I ran down to the corner store to pick up some sort of stand in berry topping and settled for strawberry goo.
Nothing says ‘fancy’ like Nestlé. Particularly the bunny ears on the bottle.
I also grabbed two boxes of Ding Dongs. If all failed with the soufflé’s, I could cut up the ding dongs, sprinkle on some powdered sugar, dab them with ice cream, and call it homemade.
The night went really well. The food was fabulous and *gasp* the soufflé’s were textbook perfect.
Geez! Somethings just work out.