Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cheese Soufflé, a short story

Peggy stood at the stove looking  at a lumpy gooey pale yellow puddle in her cassarole dish. She blew her bangs out of her face and sighed. 

"I''m never going to get this right". She picked up the dish and and scraped the contents down the garbage disposal.
Another attempt down the tubes. She looked at her recipe again. No one understood. No one would ever understand he obsession to make the ultimate cheese soufflé.  

She had a signed photo of Martha Stewart hanging over the stove and "The Art of French Cooking" prominently displayed on the counter. Her friends thought she was a fanatic. They couldn't figure out why she idolized celebrity chefs. 

She wanted something different for this party. Something other than hot dogs and cheese whiz with crackers. 

She looked at her ingredients again...Egg whites, flour, gruyere, butter, Parmesan.... where did it all go wrong...