You will have to forgive me for not being so verbose these days. And some of you may be happy about that. I have been busily making Christmas presents. One of my goals has been to stop buying junk that is made in China. Less is more. The kids have even noticed that a lot of the stuff from the dollar store just breaks- so it is not worth buying. My goals are less junk, less products from China and more local. I have bought some local crafts as well for Christmas presents.
French Onion Soup
These are very simple ingreidents so you need to rely on quality ingredients.
6 cups (48 ounces) broth
1/2 cup sherry
1 large bay leaf
2 sprigs of thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
8 cups onion sliced in rings
4 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste
Saute onions in butter. Sauteing at medium heat. You want to keep a close eye on the heat. At first you will not have to stir so much. Toward the end you will need to stir the onions often. Do not salt the onions until they are first starting to get golden.
Once they are golden brown, pour in the broth with the herbs. Add the sherry. Cover and let the soup simmer for about thirty minutes.
Ah, one more shot of the cheesy ooziness, swimming and singing, I am delicious, consume me!
We celebrated my friends birthday, complete with pink tiaras. Happy Birthday L! Oh, and notice I put some toffee crunchies around the perimeter of the whoopie pie. Oh YEAH!