It is a pretty cold and snowy day in Georgia. We don’t get snow every year, so when we do, we kinda freak out! Traffic sucks, school isn’t sure whether to close at the sign of cold or wait until it is too late and everyone is iced and snowed in. Lots is going on here, but everyone is cold and wants some comfort food. The girls ate some oatmeal with cinnamon sugar, honey, and milk. They gobbled it up! I had a taste and it was pretty yummy. Quick cooked plain oats plus a combo of cinnamon sugar that I had already made, a drizzle of honey, and a splash of milk. Easy!
I wanted something different. I spied 2 onions and half of a container of beef broth in the fridge. Eureka! French Onion Soup!!!
French Onion Soup- this serves about 4 small cups or 2 large bowls
2 onions plus a sprinkle of sugar and salt
1/2 container of beef broth (could use chicken or veggie broth)
1ish cup red wine (could use white wine with chicken/veggie broth)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
cut up and toasted bread of choice- I used French
sliced or shredded cheese of choice- I used Swiss
Thinly slice the onions. Cook in a combo of a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and butter for at least 45 minutes. The onions are what make this soup. Cook as long as you can to get them super soft and caramelized. I also add the sugar and salt to help the cooking process and bring out the onions natural sweet flavor.
Add the wine. Cook for about 8 minutes until the wine reduces. Then add your stock and Worcestershire Sauce . Stir and cook through about 10 more minutes.
Ladle your soup in a ramekin or oven safe dish. Add some toasted bread. Top with your cheese.
Broil on high until cheese is nice and brown and bubbly! (so sorry, I thought I took a picture of this part!!!)
Enjoy with your favorite glass of wine. HEAVEN on a cold winter’s night!