Thursday, September 10, 2009

I think... therefore I eat chocolate souffles....

Just under the wire on Tuesday night, I cranked out two petite chocolate souffles. (Click here for the recipe.) I really didn't feel like eating chocolate souffles, unless I could do it in my sleep, so I passed them onto my family. But soon everyone was groaning loudly in pleasure, and disturbing my rest I might add, so I shuffled out of bed to try some too. Ethereal, heavenly, sainted chocolate souffle! I had the feeling that I was finishing up a meal at a five star French restaurant, and not sitting in my cherry pie pajamas in my cozy (but messy) home kitchen. That is what good chocolate souffle will do to you, dear readers. It will fly you away from reality and straight into the streets of Paris.
And speaking of reality and fantasy, this evening I will be teaching a three hour class on the French philosopher Descartes. Descartes, by way of review, is the philosopher responsible for creating a proof for our very existence. "I think, therefore I am." In Latin, Cogito Ergo Sum.
Last year a student told me a joke about Descartes: Descartes was sitting in a Paris bistro. A waitress approached and asked if he would like some eggs. Descartes pondered for a moment, and then said "I think...NOT." And POOF. He disappeared.
And so when deciding if you should make this chocolate souffle today, think. And think again. Because if you think not, your very existence hangs in the balance. And what kind of existence would it be, really, without chocolate souffle?
Be back ASAP with that Cooking Light cover Pizza

17 comments:

Adrienne said...

Another silly French egg joke: Why do the French only eat one egg for breakfast? Because one egg is "un oeuf"!

I like Descartes, I seem to remember he was a night owl like me. Is it true that he was hired by some duchess and she made him get up earlier than he was wont and within a year he was dead?

Prudy said...

Great joke. I'm using it tonight! Or at least in a future post. I didn't know that little tidbit about Descartes. I know he died of pneumonia, but I didn't know it was brought on by lack of sleep. If that's true, I'm in serious danger of premature death!

VeggieGirl said...

Cute joke and gorgeous souffles :)


Good luck teaching tonight!

Patsyk said...

Love that joke! If those souffles could transport me to Paris, I think I would make it there sooner than later! YUM!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those look pretty darn good.
Ramona

Rich'n'Rach said...

my mouth is watering! seriously!

Natasha said...

They look really good! I went to the link for the recipe, but I couldn't find it anywhere on the site. Can you help, please?!?

Prudy said...

Natasha, I just fixed the link! I hope you love them as much as I do!

crabigail adams said...

Les souffles sont magnifique! Yours look really good, and I've been peeking at everyone else's!

Hmmmn ... I may have to give this a try ... Do you think I could make a souffle?

gigi said...

This just looks so yummy. I would have eaten both, shame on me :)

lasinthekitchen said...

Really lovely chocolate souffle! Funny joke too! Who'd have thought our very existence could hang in the balance over chocolate souffles?? I'll always think when it comes to chocolate souffles! =)

The Blonde Duck said...

I had to do a report on Descartes once.

Katrina said...

Way to get it done. It was a lot more tasty than I ever thought souffle would be. Glad you got to taste it.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful. Are you glad now you tried one. They were easy and delicious.

The Morris Family said...

Hahaha! You are so witty! I love it! :)

Jerri said...

I've never had a chocolate souffle...it's definitely something I'd love to try!

I'd like to invite you to come by for my blogiversary celebration. My cookie round-up is coming this week, and I'll have giveaways and other great stuff.

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