Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mosaic Monday ~First Snow and Soup to Satisfy

The cold weather that we are experiencing here in Western Washington has me craving warm soups. Saturday we had some French Onion Soup that hit the spot!

French Onion Soup

6 small onions, sliced
4 shallots sliced
4 Tablespoons of butter
1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
8 cups broth (either beef or chicken - I used a combination of both)
1/4 cup white wine
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
Salt & Pepper to taste
Toasted french bread slices
Swiss cheese slices
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Grated Parmesan cheese
Paprika to sprinkle

Saute butter and onions over a medium heat until begin to brown (about 15 minutes) Add garlic and cook for a couple more minutes. Add broth, white wine, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, bay leaves & salt & pepper. Cook for about 30 minutes. When ready to serve, ladle soup into large bowls or crocks. Float 2-3 slices of bread on top of each bowl of soup. Top with a slice of swiss cheese, a generous sprinkle of mozzarella and a small sprinkle of Parmesan. Sprinkle with paprika. Place bowls on a pan then broil for a couple of minutes or until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown.

Check out some pretty cool mosaics over at Mosaic Monday hosted by Little Red House.


Ingmarie We said...

Lovely snowflowers and mosaic. The spup looks delicous. Soup is a favourite here wintertime. Have a nice week.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Pretty pics! No snow here in Philly yet, your soup looks great-enjoy:@)

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful mosaic and the soup looks absolutely delicious.


Dishesdone said...

Soup and snow go perfectly together! Your onion soup looks fantastic! Your poor flowers must be shivering, but they look pretty with the white stuff!

Katerina said...

French onion soup is my favorite soup in the world. Especially on a cold winter day such the one you have there.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Just looking at the snow is making me cold! Poor flowers! Your delicious soup is the perfect cure for that :)

shopannies said...

post goes very well together love the mosiac and we all know that snow leads to warm food and I so want to try that recipe

Vee said...

Snow and soup are a perfect combination! That French Onion Soup looks soooo delicious!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

French Onion Soup would just hit the spot right now.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The snow looks pretty on the flowers.
French onion soup is my very favorite! I've never tried making it, thanks for the recipe.

eileeninmd said...

I have to agree snow and soup are great together. Your recipe sounds delicious and the soup looks really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Genny said...

I love the flowers and snow! You all had an early snow in the western part of the US. It was in the high 60's here today in northern VA. The soup looks delicious. I HAVE to try that recipe.

Debbie said...

It's almost 60 here, but I'm sure we will be seeing the white stuff soon. French Onion soup is Joe's fav, so I guess I need to make it soon ;o)

Erika B said...

Beautiful mosaic! Soup really is a favourite in the winter.

Erika B

Why I garden... said...

Very beautiful garden photos. Not sure how you do the mosaic with photos but really nice. My nasturtiums didn't survive after our first big frost, wonder if yours will suffer? Snow is so pretty; we're forecast to get some in Northern Ireland this weekend! All the best, Kelli.

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