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French Onion Soup

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Den and I owned a French restaurant many years ago and we served a great French Onion soup. I just made this tonight for dinner. It is rich and warming. Serve with a salad. Enough for two big bowls.

Two large onions--your favorite type

Small shallot

Two pieces garlic (not two whole garlic--just two cloves)

One cube of butter (I told you it was rich!)

Can of chicken stock

Bottle of sweet sparkling wine (Asti Spumante) or a bottle of sparkling apple juice

Dried thyme or Herbs de Provence

Six slices of french baguette--put in a 250 degree oven until completely crisp but not brown

Six slices of Swiss cheese-diced

In a heavy skillet, melt the butter and add finely minced garlic, finely chopped shallot and thickly sliced onion.

Cook over medium until all is wilted but not browned--about 15 minutes.

Add the can of chicken stock and 3/4 cup of sparkling something.

Cook an additional 10 minutes, adding pepper to taste, dried herbs (about a quarter teaspoon), and taste to see if it needs salt. If it does, use dried or paste chicken bouillon to taste.

After you have adjusted the flavor to your liking, fill oven-proof bowls about 2/3rd full of soup. Overlap three pieces of crisp bread on top and cover each bowl with half the diced cheese. Place on a baking sheet and put in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

It will be molten and gooey. The bread will be crisp on top and soft underneath. The onions will be fabulous. This has a zillion calories and you will crave it every year when the days shorten and it starts to get cold out. Drink the rest of the bottle of sparkling stuff with dinner.

This is what Den calls "Blond Onion Soup"--made with chicken stock instead of beef. Much sweeter and more subtle-flavored than the classic recipe.


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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Love French Onion soup - sounds marvelous!!!


Jane and Dave (Grasshopper) Brown APQS Dealer,Quilt Design,Piecing,Long Arm Quilting Custom Racks, Wall Hangers, L.A. Clips, Millie and Lenni front Laser Brackets, Sundries. www.countryquiltsncrafts.com Randolph, Wisconsin

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Linda sounds so yummy. We had Washington weather today here in FLA! Onion soup would have been so good! Much better then the the PB and J I had! LOL


Dell 2016 Millie Frannie Ann Jr. with Bliss & she is Quiltaziod and Circle Lord Equipped with lots of Quilting Toys and now has Quilt Path!

 

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OK I'm making this for supper tonight!! :)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Originally posted by delld

Linda sounds so yummy. We had Washington weather today here in FLA! Onion soup would have been so good! Much better then the the PB and J I had! LOL

Never underestimate the deliciousness of a PB&J! :)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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I made Linda Rech's French onion soup for suppa last night. And can you say " YUM!"


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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May I just say this: YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

I'll be making this for dinner tomorrow; therefore, how many ounces is the can of chicken stock??

This sounds soooo good!!!!


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Dorothy MillerAPQS Sales Representative

Crazy Horse Quilting

Sequim, WA

http://www.crazyhors...g.blogspot.com/

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Originally posted by DoryJM

May I just say this: YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

I'll be making this for dinner tomorrow; therefore, how many ounces is the can of chicken stock??

This sounds soooo good!!!!

Hi Dory! (fellow Washingtonian! yay!)

That is one regular soup-can size--about 15 ounces of chicken stock. Enjoy!


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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Cool...thanks! and thanks for the welcome. We're finally organized enough that my Dennis is working on the garage; it will be my studio for awhile. I'm having withdrawals...I NEED to quilt!!!


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Dorothy MillerAPQS Sales Representative

Crazy Horse Quilting

Sequim, WA

http://www.crazyhors...g.blogspot.com/

To Ride or Not to Ride...what a stupid question!!

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I made this last month. This is so good; so decadant. Totally maxxed out the YUM factor in my book!


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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I am printing this out now! We were in the low teens when I left for work this morning...my new job babysitting my 3 grandchildren. :) This soup will be perfect! Thanks, Linda.


Sandra Darlington

Darlington Quilts

2005 APQS Liberty, Circle Lord Enhanced

sandradarlington@aol.com or

DarlingtonQuilts@Gmail.com

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