RECIPE IDEA: French Onion Soup
Hi. It’s Lois in the kitchen at Recipe Idea Shop. French Onion Soup is a delicious soup. Flavorful. Scrumptious. Great for a cold day. This is a rich, homemade soup topped with melted Swiss and Parmesan cheeses, that can be eaten as a first course or an entreé. It is easy to make, and looks beautiful.
One of my friends was looking for a French Onion Soup recipe recently and I suggested this one. She posted on Facebook and said she was going to make it and included a link. When someone asked her how it turned out, she said, “Not good.” I was shocked and distressed!
This is a terrific recipe. My reaction was to think that I had not written the recipe correctly. (And therefore, it’s my fault.) But when I told Don about it, he said, “I wonder what she did wrong?” Hmmmm. A very different take on one simple comment!
Do you think it’s a Don and Lois interpretation? Or are these reactions typical of men and women?
Later, when I checked with my friend, she said that she had burned the toast and wasn’t sure the bowls were ovenproof, so melting the cheese was a problem. Whew! I’m so glad it wasn’t the recipe. We have made this French Onion Soup recipe numerous times, and it is always delicious.
This particular recipe is another from Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook, one of my favorite cookbooks. Serve with additional French bread and a salad and it makes a delicious evening meal. I don’t have a specific soup pot; I always use one of my Dutch Ovens. I’m not sure people call these large pots Dutch Ovens anymore, but a Dutch Oven is a terrific size pot and it is very versatile. It holds 6 quarts and has a cover. It can be used to make soup, bake a roast, make a casserole, or fry a piece of meat. I don’t think I would like my kitchen if I didn’t have one! Mine is so old, they don’t sell the model anymore. Don has one, too, and his is Farberware, which is a very good brand for cookware. This is the kind of pot I am talking about, and this one looks like a good one:
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