The past few days, it has really felt like fall in Monterey so I was in the mood to make soup. One of my favorites is the classic French Onion, probably because it is my dad's favorite soup and it always reminds me of my childhood.
I love this particular recipe because it is a nap time meal: one I can create while the boys are sleeping, and have warm and ready by the time Kev and I are ready to eat. It also makes enough for two night's worth of soup, so I can freeze half and have dinner ready to go on a later date.
French Onion Soup
Adapted from Cooking Light, Everyday
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of white wine (red wine, sherry, water..whatever you have on hand)
8 cups of beef broth
Few drops of Worcestershire sauce
dash of thyme
French bread, cut in slices
Slices of Swiss cheese.
1. Sautee onions on medium heat in large pan until tender. Add salt, pepper and sugar. Stir occasionally for the next 20 minutes.
2. Stir in broth, thyme, worcestershire. Bring to a boil, add wine, cover and reduce to a simmer.
3. Simmer for 2 hours.
4. Set broiler to high. Butter the tops of sliced french bread and broil until toasted.
5. Ladel soup into bowls, top with toasted bread and cheese, return to broiler until cheese is melted.
Perfect Fall comfort food, don't you think?
What is your favorite soup recipe?