Being me, I started buying kitchen equipment before I even moved out of the house. I had a complete kitchens worth of tools and dish wares when I did finally move, but didn’t have a bed. I borrowed my brother’s air mattress for several months. The family joke was I could sleep on the dining room table which I purchased prior to the bed!
One of my acquisitions was the classic white soufflé dish. Nothing captured my attention like this soufflé dish, it’s the epitome of French cuisine. I used it for many chocolate soufflés, grapefruit soufflés, frozen raspberry soufflés, cheese soufflés, spinach soufflés, shrimp soufflés, or deep dish eggy casseroles, you name it. In recent years I’ve noticed small little cracks all over my dish and after yesterday’s brunch I decide it was time to bid adieu to this humble casserole. If I were the gardening type I could press it into use as a planter, but I suspect it would be humiliated by that. Better to go quietly, slowly breaking down into pieces of dust. So yesterday it was time to say farewell, and in the next few days I’ll take advantage of all the post holiday deals to purchase a new simple white soufflé dish.
You know, you use something for 30 years and the damn thing breaks on you!