Ooh La La


I apologize that I haven’t updated in a while. The hubby has been busy, which leaves me no one to cook for, except myself. I don’t always like to whip a a big meal for just me. I guess I have just been feeling a little lazy. We have all been there, right?
I am back in Cincinnati visiting my sister and her family. We were planning on coming here later in the week for Quinn’s 1st birthday party. I needed to get out of the city for a few days and decided to come up a few days early.
Here in the burbs it truly feels like fall. The houses are all decorated for Halloween, the leaves are turning and starting to fall off the trees. I love it. Last night was a cool evening that called for a toasty meal, and I had people to cook for! Who doesn’t love a bowl of hot soup on a crisp evening? French onion soup is a bowl full of warmth and ooey gooey goodness. Makes me want to shout ooh la la!

Garlicky French Onion Soup
serves 4
1 loaf of frozen garlic bread
3 large sweet onions
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
4 c beef broth
1 c red wine
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 Tb olive oil

Thinly slice onions. In a soup pot, eat oil over and add onions and garlic. Over medium heat, cook until onions are caramelized. Make sure to move onions around every once in a while. Add red wine and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add broth and turn heat down to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
Cook garlic bread according to package directions. When finished, slice garlic bread into 1″ slices.
Place 2 pieces of garlic bread at the bottom of each soup bowl. Ladle in soup over bread, evenly distributing it among the 4 bowls. Place cheese slice on top of each bowl of soup. Place bowls on a cookie sheet and put them under a hot broiler for about 2-3 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
Handle hot bowls with care!

4 thoughts on “Ooh La La

  1. bee

    happy birthday. a friend just gave us a big batch of farm-fresh onions. have gotta try this. i don’t like onions much, but love love love french onion soup. caramelising them like this takes them to a whole new level.

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