There is a wonky light in the house. Wonky … that’s a good word, but I digress.
It’s not really a light so much as a lightbulb. One of those fancy, supposed to last forever LED bulbs that has decidedly not lasted forever given that it has been in use no more than a few months and it’s acting up.
The bulb hasn’t burnt out and it’s not flickering or blinking or anything with a specific pattern. When the light fixture is in use, this bulb has an independent streak and chooses when it would like to be on. Basically it’s my light bulb spirit animal, but when you’re talking light bulbs, you really don’t want them to have a mind of their own.
When the fixture is on, sometimes the bulb stays on the whole time. Others it stays off. The strangest are the ones it goes on and off for different intervals of time, each time jolting me to attention with the fluctuating levels of light.
Most people would write this off as a wonky light bulb, replace it, and move on. It should come as absolutely no surprise to you that I am not most people.
On a constant search for hope and signs, I feel like the light is a sign. It sometimes flashes on or off when I’m having a moment of doubt or worry. Maybe it’s just that I want the light to be a sign that everything is going to be okay like the lady bug in the exercise room or the birds singing in the middle of snow.
I guess believing in something is better than believing in nothing. If we switch the light bulb and this continues, then I suppose I really have my answer. I’ll also need to learn Morse code and pick up a Ouija board to decipher the message.
There is only one right answer to the question should I make Cheddar Cheese Soufflés. And that answer is YES!
Not only are these cheese soufflés easy to make, but they are crazy good. The cheese flavor and goo factor are prominent and they are light, fluffy, and melt in your mouth. The dry mustard is the secret ingredient that brings out the flavor of the cheese.
It’s amazing how such a simple dish with only a few ingredients can be so tasty and elegant. I know soufflés inspire fear in many, but don’t let this little guy scare you. Making this soufflé was a breeze, and you will be so happy when you give them a try.Print
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 4 tablespoons finely grated parmesan, divided
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ½ cup milk (I used skim, use what you love)
- ½ cup finely grated cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs, separated
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Use 1 tablespoon of the butter to grease two 8 ounce or one 16 ounce ramekin. Use 2 tablespoons of the parmesan to coat the inside of the ramekins evenly.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook until lightly brown, about 1 minute. Stir in the milk and cook until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 more tablespoon of parmesan and the cheddar cheese along with the mustard powder and pepper. Stir in the egg yolks and set aside to cool while you whip the egg whites to stiff peaks. I did this by hand but a hand or stand mixer will do the trick.
- Stir 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into the cheese mixture. Then fold in the remaining egg whites gently until no streaks remain. Pour into the prepared ramekins and bake about 2 minutes for two ramekins, until the soufflé is puffed and golden brown. Sprinkle with the final tablespoon of parmesan and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Real Simple
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
Don’t forget to check out the other cheesy Sunday Supper dishes! Thanks to Em for her work on this event!
Cheesy Dinner Ideas
Cheesy Appetizers and Sides
- Cheddar Sourdough Biscuits by What Smells So Good?
- Guinness and Caramelized Onion Cheese Ball by Palatable Pastime
- Irish Nachos with Beer Cheese Sauce by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Cheesy Main Courses
- Bacon Macaroni and Cheese by Sunday Supper Movement
- Cheddar Cheese Souffle by Pies and Plots
- Cheesy Cheeseburgers by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Cheesy Spaghetti Stuffed Meatloaf by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes by My Fearless Kitchen
- Easy Chicken Parmesan Skillet by Jersey Girl Cooks
- Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Zucchini by Caroline’s Cooking
- Saucy Beef and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
- Vegan Stuffed Shells by From the Bookshelf
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