I was whizzing through Brookshire’s this morning because I needed coffee. It was a coffee emergency. I practically jogged up the baking aisle because it was empty. Everyone was congregating near the milk, juice and bacon. Apparently, it was too early for a baking emergency to draw a crowd to the flour and sugar aisle.
So, I made it up the aisle post-haste, knowing my coffee was on the endcap of the next row over.
Suddenly, I stopped in my tracks. Seriously, y’all. It was like in the cartoons where Road Runner stops so suddenly that smoke billows out of his heels.
There, at the end of the baking aisle (before I made it to the coffee, mind you) were two packages of Emeril’s Dessert Mixes. Chocolate mousse and crème brulee mocked me from the shelf.
BAM! Buy me! They practically screamed.
So, I did.
Emeril was my first, favorite celebrity chef. I used to watch him at 5pm, surely on reruns on some channel that I can’t recall. I’d get inspired to cook dinner and shout “BAM!” frequently to the delight of my baby, who would erupt in bales of belly giggles whenever I did.
Since I’ve never been to Commander’s Palace (it’s on my bucket list), I figured I’d bring a little bit of the iconic New Orleans restaurant to my house.
These mixes are easy to use and embody the essence of Emeril (no, not his spice mixture, but his soul). They prep quickly and set up in the refrigerator almost like an instant pudding.
Guess what I had for breakfast with my coffee? I can neither confirm nor deny that it was chocolate mousse.
Next time you need a dessert to impress or just want a sweet treat, these Emeril products do not disappoint.