Tuesday, February 15, 2011

pay it forward with dessert

I really feel the need to tell you all about the dessert we had last night.

It was a 3 point souffle. And if you don't know what a "point" is...well then you don't watch enough tv in the middle of the day. Somewhere between Regis and Kelly and Days of Our Lives is a Jennifer Hudson tutorial on the benefits of counting your points. Have you seen it? Have you seen her? Holy cow...if counting points is what I need to do...then I'll do it!

So a point is a standard of measure for Weight Watchers...and 3 points is not a lot. In fact, it is the same as a 100 calorie bag of pretzels and less than a glass of wine. And now you tell me...which would you rather have for dessert...a bag of pretzels or a chocolate souffle. Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know the answer is both WITH a glass of wine, but we're trying to change that aren't we?

Now, I've never made a souffle before so in honor of Valentine's Day I channeled my inner Top Chef (again, if you don't get my reference, you must watch more tv in order for us to be friends!) and whipped up the egg white by hand (before you know it I'll be making my own mayonnaise), added a little melted chocolate mixed with sugar and chocolate milk, threw it in the oven and voila...we had a souffle. Or two to be exact. I don't know what all the fuss is about...that was as easy as it gets.

And while last night I wasn't exactly counting my points (as evidenced by the whip cream serving I put on top of the souffle and the wine glasses in the background)...this dessert is a keeper.