Souper Saturday

"A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well."
-Henny Youngman

Hello! I hope you are doing well on this fine Saturday. Do you have any plans? If so, have fun. Today's soup recipe is an oldie, but goodie! Now, I am not a big fan of onions, but I will eat this soup up in a flash! Enjoy!

"It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it."
-M.F.K. Fisher

(Photo: Wegman's)

French Onion Soup


* 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 8 cups yellow onions, peeled, thinly sliced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 tsp dried thyme
* 1/2 cup white wine
* 1 cup beef gravy (use your favorite)
* 4 cups chicken stock
* 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
* 2 bay leaves
* 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1 1/2 cups seasoned croutons
* 6 slices mozzarella cheese (1/2" thick)
* Crusty Italian Bread

Equipment Needed:

* Stockpot
* Baking sheet lined with foil
* 6 - 2 cup oven-proof soup bowls


1.) Heat stockpot on medium-high.
2.) Add olive oil and onions.
3.) Cook, stirring, 6-8 min until onions begin to brown.
4.) Reduce heat to medium.
5.) Mix in garlic, cook, stirring 3-4 min, until slightly browned.
6.) Add thyme; cook, stirring, 2 min.
7.) Pour in wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan.
8.) Cook 2-3 min.
9.) Add gravy, stock, Worcestershire, and bay leaves; bring to a simmer.
10.) Cook 15 min.
11.) Preheat oven to broil with rack set 6-inches from top.
12.) Cook stock mixture 10 min while oven preheats.
13.) Place soup bowls on lined baking sheet.
14.) Ladle soup into bowls; season with salt and pepper.
14.) Add 1/4 cup croutons to each bowl.
15.) Top each bowl with one slice cheese.
16.) Broil 4-5 min until well-browned and bubbly
**Watch carefully so the cheese does not burn**
17.) Serve with bread.

Thought of the Day:

"Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.""
-Robert Byrne

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


Sue Runyon said...

Looks divine!

PoetessWug said...

You can NEVER go wrong with french onion soup! YUM!...Cheese, bread, onions,...SOUP!!! :-]

donnarose said...

love all the cheese and bread all drenched in onion soup

Sheryl said...

Mmmmmm! I absolutely love a good, rich, sweet-oniony French onion soup... will def try this recipe!