Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Beginnings

Happy happy new year to you!!
I've thoroughly enjoyed my holidays with friends & family...
Now its back to work and school (in 2 weeks thank goodness)..

Here is a rendition of a classic soup i'll be eating to keep me warm in the chilly weather :)

Crock Pot French Onion Soup
makes a giant pot, about 8-10 servings
4 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
8 ounces of beer
64 ounces of low-sodium beef stock
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
french bread
gruyere cheese, sliced
Set your crock pot on high, then add onions, garlic, brown sugar, butter, salt and balsamic and mix until combined. Cover and let cook for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are a bit caramely and brown on the edges. Add in flour, then stir thoroughly and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in beer, beef stock, thyme, and pepper, then turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 6-8 hours.
Before serving, cut french bread or baguette into slices. Fill soup bowls to the top, then cover with slice of bread and a slice of cheese. Set under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Be careful when serving as bowls will be hot!

enjoy cuddling up next to this soup !


skippysays said...

This looks and sounds so comforting and delicious!

Sarah Lynne said...

Yummy! yes I just love french onion soup :)

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