Wednesday, January 7, 2009
My friend is hosting a Darling Baker's Soup Week..
I chose French Onion Soup because I never tire of it and I LOVE it.
I started it this morning before work..and planned on serving it for lunch tomorrow to get a nice crisp daylight photo for her:)
I caramelized my onions a whole new way at 7.30 a.m..
The new way,was found here..at Leslie's Blog
She's got a lot of exciting things happening right now and I found her via Foodgawker.
So off I went to work after caramelizing them her way..my new way..and came home much later to discover that my husband thought we were having it tonight..so no crisp clear daylight shots..Juts a snowstorm blistery loads of snow accumulation day dinner here in the North Pole:(
It's so good..
I caramelized 4 onions..thinly sliced in the oven..in my small red Staub Cocotte...
Then put my Cocotte on the stove with a tablespoon of butter..some thyme.. and garlic...reduced with some sherry ..maybe one ounce.. a shot glass full...
added one liter of beef stock and a fresh bayleaf from my bayleaf tree.. and simmered a bit..adjusted the s and p.. and added my DSIL's ingredient..1 tbsp of fine Dijon Mustard.
I made some grilled bread w/ a rubbing of garlic after it's grilling..
And topped my steaming soups with the crouton and grated swiss cheese..
Broiled till golden..a few sprinkles of fresh parsley..
The fire in the living room roaring.. a side of Caesar salad..and a glass of red wine.
Snowstorms..lead to unexpected cozy simple dinners..This is one of them.