Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cold in Michigan French Onion Soup

I am use to it being 70 degrees in the winter. My body is not use to being in 19 degree weather! It makes me want to be in the warm kitchen all day long. Ha! It at least makes me want to make large pots of soup for every meal of everyday with warm homemade bread. Drool. We live in FL. My kiddos never see snow. After the first big snow storm in MI. It left 6-7 in of snow and my in-laws woke up and took my kids sledding. I stayed in the kitchen to make hot chocolate and french onion soup. My youngest was outside for the total of 15 minutes. She went down the hill once and tumbled of the sled and slid to a stop with her beautiful face. YIKES!

My oldest was out sledding much longer. She has been out for at least a hour each day. She loves it! My youngest calls the snow ice! So funny! She does not hesitate to scream her dislike of the "ice".

Anyway, here is the yummy French Onion Soup I made for my in-laws. It was perfect for when they came out of the cold winter day of sledding

My French Onion Soup

-3-4 Medium sized Red Onions
-3-4 Medium sized Yellow Sweet Onions
-6 TB Butter

Melt the butter and then saute the onions until golden brown and yummy. If you need to add more butter...PLEASE do so!

-1-2 tsp. thyme
-1 tsp. salt
-1 tsp. pepper

Add to the sauteed onions.

-8 cps. of beef broth

Add the beef broth and let simmer!

You will need:

-Sliced baguettes
-Provolone Cheese

Top each bowl of soup with sliced baguettes and then top with cheese. Put each oven proof bowls in the oven on broil. When they are crispy and turning brown remove them and serve on a plate!

Yummy! Now, eat this entire bowl of delish and go back out for sledding for a few hours or you can take a long nap with a warm cozy blanket!


  1. My kids grew up in ice. They would build snow forts and I had to monitor frost bite! I can imagine how hard it is to adjust to a cold winter! The onion souop is so perfect for these days. I can smell the rich aroma and await its warmth.

  2. boy this looks warm and inviting especially with all the cold weather we have been having in FL. It was 25 degrees this morning:(

  3. That last photo is creaming my name! This is one of my all time comfort foods, and I do not blame her for calling it 'ice', since my rear knows that word all to well when I hit the ICE!

  4. I miss playing in the snow. Been too busy to go to the slopes this season. sigh. Oh well. I guess I'll just to fill that void by making myself some of this soup. Yum yum!!

  5. How gorgeous are your little girls! So sad about coming to a stop with her little cheeks, though! That french onion soup is the perfect thing to warm you up on a cold day!

  6. this soup looks perfect - absolute perfection!

  7. Oh I love the bubbly browning cheese on top of that crock.. now you have me craving to make some myself!

  8. How wonderful to have such a soup in the freezing weather!
    Lovely to read how the children react to the snow.... or ice!

  9. Can you believe I've never made french onion soup! This looks so warming! I bet your longing for that warmer weather, I am!! Love the pics of the girls!


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