CHOCOLATE MOUSSE - Am I the only one who as a child thought that Chocolate Mousse was Chocolate Moose? As a kid I never questioned it but I have a vague memory of being surprised when I was an older child that the dessert wasn't named after the big beast. But I do remember that back when I was younger Chocolate Mousse was THE dessert. When you went to a fancy restaurant and this dessert was offered it made you feel like one of the big kids. It was not only on every dessert menu but every buffet menu as well. Don't remember anyone ever making it and serving it at home. I do know for a while, it pretty much was the only dessert I'd order...until I found Creme Brulee of course.
QUICK MOUSSE - I do remember working at an electronics company many (many) years ago where one of the guys used to make Chocolate Mousse for his dessert after lunch. This meant taking a small tub of cool whip and adding a package of instant hot cocoa mix. Whip it with a spoon and...well...gotta love those engineers.
MANITOBA MOOSE - So why is the logo for the Manitoba Moose up? Well, it's National Mousse day, not National Moose Day, but I just thought the blog needed some hockey content.