I made a souffle! (and spent 4 1/2 hours at Hooters)

What a busy week I’ve had trying and doing new things!

The main event that I had been gearing up for all week was to make a cheese souffle. I had heard horror stories my entire life about how hard and fickle they are. If you sneeze, it falls; if you open the oven door, it falls; if you look at it, it falls. Well I wanted to see what it was all about!

First step is to make a basic bechamel sauce and add in the spices. While this is going on, you beat the crap out of some egg whites to get them full of air.

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Then you fold the two into one another and put it into a breadcrumb crusted souffle dish.

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Then you whop it in the oven and bake it! It should rise because of all the air beaten into the egg whites. Mine turned out pretty good! Next time I will cook it in a bain-marie to help cook it a bit more evenly.

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Other notable firsts:

* I had never seen a praying mantis hanging out on our window!

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* I had never taken the PLT. I constantly forget what this acronym stands for, but it’s some kind of test I need to pass to show I might be an OK teacher. Guh. We’ll see how I do in a few weeks! Fingers and toes crossed, please and thank you!

* I had never eaten the “Band Camp Burrito Bowl” at Moes before. Heather, Dante, and I all celebrated our completion of the PLT with a pit stop at Moes and a few margaritas after. Everything was delicious!

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* I had never seen a shoe tied in this way. Fascinating.

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* I had never become friends with the Dalai Lama on facebook. My boy….D Lams!!!

* I had never been to Flanders Bagel before. Delicious bagels and amazing cream cheese.

* I had never known there was a hookah bar in West Hartford!

* I had never caught a piece of food flipped at my face in a hibachi restaurant on the first try! Hooray!

* I had never used a sledge hammer!!! Remember the 3-legged chair from my photo shoot? It needed to go in the trash, so I decided to make it fit a little better:

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* I had never realized just how absolutely terrible every single one of my brothers’ IDs are. Worst picture-taker, everrrr:

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* I had never worn heels and a sweatshirt. To go grocery shopping. After spending 4 1/2 hours in Hooters.

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By accident, I left my regular shoes at Nathan’s, so I only had my heels to wear from Saturday night’s shenanigans. While waiting for Andy to recover from a pretty amazing hangover, I decided to visit Kiernan at hooters. Sarah and her replacement (crapskies I forgot her name!) were sweet and took great care of me at the bar. I watched a few hours of football! (While wearing heels. To Hooters. hahahahahaha) Then Andy and I proceeded to buy a few remaining ingredients for the souffle at stop and shop. (While wearing a sweatshirt. and heels. hahahahahaha)

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