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Big Black Dog: Whisk Wednesdays and Soupe a l'Oignon Gratinee

August 18, 2008

Whisk Wednesdays and Soupe a l'Oignon Gratinee


Okay...I admit it, I'm being very bad about blogging this month. But I've a great excuse as I've been working on finishing up our home. The construction is at a trickle now, but that means that we can finally move into the house, which is no small task being everything has been in storage for over 2 years! Putting all our books into our new bookshelves, cleaning each book and then organizing them, has taken me more then a week and I'm still not done! This week I'm cleaning out the garage and painting the garage floor...whew what a mess!

I honestly did make my Whisk Wednesdays recipe a week ago Sunday, so I was well prepared with my soup, but just could not find the time to type up my post. I know, I've been bad...very bad!




Soupe a l'Oignon Gratinee
Recipe adapted from Le Cordon Bleu at Home

3 TBL unsalted butter
1 1/4 lbs onion, sliced thin
3 TBL flour
1 c. dry white wine
6 c. water
1 Bouquet Garni
Salt and freshly ground pepper
12 slices slender French baguette or 6 slices French-style bread
3 oz Gruyere cheese, grated about 3/4 c.

Saute the onions, add flour. the water and wine. Add the Bouquet Garni (I used fresh parsley, basil and tarragon from my garden) and simmer for a few minutes. Pour the soup into individual oven proof soup bowls and add the crouton and top with grated cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.


Next week , actually 2 days from now: Potage Ambassadeur (Split Pea Soup with Bacon, Sorrel, and Lettuce) page 462

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10 Comments:

Blogger kat said...

Congrats on getting a finished house. That soup looks so good & is probably my husband's favorite

August 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

You sound so busy! Looks like your soup was DELICIOUS!

August 18, 2008 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger giz said...

I so feel you pain about the process of moving but when focused on the actual being there the excitement starts to mount and sometimes you can forget about the chore of it all - for even 1/2 hour. There's nothing to soothe more than a hot bowl of French Onion Soup....love it.

August 18, 2008 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous recipes2share said...

I love home-made French Onion soup: all those caramelized onions and gooey cheese, delicious! Good luck with the move...

August 19, 2008 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Bad? I don't know. Isn't that the great thing about blogging? The flexibility and the fact that you are in charge! In any case, your soup looks great and the recipe was definitely worth waiting for.

August 19, 2008 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Natashya said...

woo hoo! house warming party!
your soup looks fab, i love the bowl, it looks like stone.
congrats on just about completing the reno.

August 19, 2008 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

I love this kind of soup. A great meal on a cold day!

August 20, 2008 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Teanna said...

GORGEOUS photo! That looks delicious! Congrats on the move!

August 21, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Half Baked said...

Great looking soup!

August 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Oh, French Onion Soup is my favorite thing in this whole world and I so want to dip into yours right now...it looks absolutely over the top with all that melty goodness on top! Can you make it again and invite me over? Please?

September 19, 2008 at 9:37 AM  

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