Aphrodite’s Spinach Souffle

. . . a "To Die For Dish" that involves some serious cheating (deceives others into thinking you've been in the kitchen all day while actually  leaving you plenty of time and energy for more pleasurable pursuits).

Do you recall how Aphrodite managed to be allowed to just sit around being gorgeous, the only goddess in greek mythology without a job description? The story went something like this:

While all the other gods and goddesses had lengthy lists of divine duties to perform, the goddess Aphrodite had only one . . . to bring love into the world. 

Athena once caught her weaving and reprimanded Aphrodite for encroaching upon her area of responsibility. Aphrodite was quick to apologize and vowed never to do any work ever again! 

In the spirit of Aphrodite, we present this recipe for . . . something sensuous for the taste buds, elegant for the eyes, and an absolute dream to prepare.


One Stauffer's Spinach Souffle   (from the freezer section)
4-6 cherry tomatoes, or several small chunks of a big tomato
                 (Remember that another name for tomato is “love-apple”. When heated up, tomatoes release lycopene, which helps men achieve good prostate health!)
1 clove garlic, minced 
                  (Go ahead & cheat. Use the kind that comes in a jar, Aphrodite would!)
1 small pat of butter 
1/8 cup of Parmesan Cheese
                  (The powdered kind is ok, but fresh grated is better and it looks pretty when you save a bit to sprinkle on the top after it’s cooked.)
1 egg   


Defrost the spinach souffle by putting it in the microwave for 3 minutes while you put all the other stuff in a microwave-able bowl that’s pretty (Aphrodite would tell you that presentation is everything!)  Stir all the ingredients.

Pour in the defrosted spinach souffle, stir again. Toss it back in the microwave and zap it for another 3 minutes. Turn the bowl and stir it again (Think about  how Aphrodite always seemed to be stirring things up!) 

Cook another 3 minutes till the top starts to harden but it’s still soft inside.  Remove from oven, sprinkle the top with some Parmesan.  Voila!

Important Note: Never divulge the recipe.
                            Don't tell.
                            Everyone will think you've been slaving away in the kitchen all day!

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