Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Onion Soup and More

I was asked about the food in Paris and it would be difficult to choose what I liked best but one of my favorites was the Onion Soup. This is a photo of my first Paris bowl that held onion soup. I didn't think to take the picture until it was gone. It was delicious.

I have been wanting to try making it at home and since the weather here is cooling down a bit, I put up a good sized pot of it yesterday. I did the toasted French baquette slices and topped the bowl with cheese and broiled it until it was golden brown. Here's a photo of it before it was gone. The only thing I forgot was the wine.

Today, the cold front started to move this way and brought some much needed rain and predictions of much colder weather. I like cold weather because I can put up pots of soups and sauces and let them simmer. Yesterday afternoon with the onion soup simmering, I bought a chicken and started a pot of chicken soup. Today I cleaned the cooked chicken and added the white meat to the broth with carrots, celery, onion, and parsnips. A little seasoning, a pot of thin egg noodles and it's ready to be eaten tonight for dinner along with some French bread.

The outside cats are enjoying the carcass and scraps and the house smells delightful. Wish there was a way to add smell and taste to the blog.


jill said...

Soup comment first. I love your first Paris bowl! It really gets the message across that this was very good!! And the one you made at home. I have tried that also, and now will do again, it looks so appetizing.

Peter said...

... and with your second soup you did not forget the wine! :-)