Getting dinner done and baking the souffle, both needing the oven, ended up being a feat that was not mastered this evening. Instead, the souffle was created first and tested before dinner was even started; a full serving dolloped with whipped cream. The recipe DOES state the dessert is best served the day (or evening) made and changes texture when refrigerated for storage. Just following directions~!
The Bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 cup of sugar have been melted over simmering water.
A knife was inserted in the crack to test for doneness...and airy perfection has been attained. To get the recipe for the chocolate souffle, click on Susan's link to her blog: She's Becoming Doughmesstic. To see how all the talented TWD bakers did with Susan's choice for this week, click here: TWD.
TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups cooked wide egg noodles
1-1/2 cups frozen peas
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions: In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until heated through.
Dinner was hasty because I make a point of doing yard work as soon as I got home from work, for 2 1/2 hours. The Tuesday with Dorie project did not get done until this evening and dinner still needed to be made. Hectic and crazy feel like adequate terminology. I have a slight habit of trying to fit too much into one afternoon/evening. The time is 10:32 p.m. and I am still typing away. The up side to all this is that I feel accomplished and know I squeezed in as much as I physically could. The down side is that I wanted to work on crocheting a new project. The project takes dedication and patience on my part because I am still learning how to crochet with #10 yarn/thread. The project is an intricate doily that I am not ready to share with anyone just yet. I have only torn out all my progress 4 times since last Saturday. Tension is such a fussy thing!
My greenhouse still holds 2 variegated bamboo plants waiting my attention (purchased at the local farmer's market). I am not sure whether to plant them now or keep them in the greenhouse over the winter and plant in the spring. I have no idea if it hurts or helps bamboo to plant in the fall?
The driveway has a long ways to go before it is finished. The gravel gets cement sections poured and where the dirt is, will eventually be lights lining the driveway and red lava rock along with arbor (sp?) trees. The baby trees are already planted but not in the picture.
This is what I have gotten cleared so far in the last 7 days. The leaves are going to turn colors soon, dry up and drop to the ground. Thank goodness I have a leaf blower. As long as the rain is not pouring tomorrow, guess where I will be before starting my new cooking/baking journey for the evening?