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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Nothing like soup when it gets cold!

I love my soup, and I love it even more when the weather turns cold.  Today I had a craving for some French Onion soup, so now my house smells rich of onions and garlic.  Here is the recipe!

In a large soup pot, heat 1Tbsp of butter, and 2 Tbsp of olive oil.  Add five large onions and cook for about 10 minutes, until they start to turn brown.  Then add about 4 cloves of garlic(depending on how much garlic you like), a tsp of sugar, and a half a tsp. of dried thyme.  Continue to cook over medium heat for about a half hour.

Sprinkle 2 tbsp. over the onions and stir until blended together.  Stir in a half a cup of wine, and nine cups of beef stock, and bring to a boil.  Skim off any foam that rises and then reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes.

Toast some French bread slices(about 3 minutes on each side), and then float them in a cup and a half of soup.  Top with Gruyere or Emmenthal cheese and heat in oven until the cheese starts to bubble.

Great for a cold fall night!

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