November 29, 2008

French Onion Soup for Two

Need a break from leftover turkey? Then you've GOT to try this recipe if you like French Onion Soup. I love it but never order it at restaurants much(mainly because McDonald's doesn't have it on their dollar menu!), and I have never made it at home either because I didn't have a recipe. While subbing one day for my librarian friend, I was browsing through a Taste of Home soup cookbook she had. I found this recipe for French Onion Soup for two and thought it sounded pretty tasty. I had one bowl for lunch and saved the extra bowl for lunch the next day. My family probably wouldn't like it so I made it all for myself! It's delicious!! A little time consuming but such a special treat.

Such a pretty presentation with Fall decorations.
All rustic looking with the thick pieces of French bread.
Zoom in even more, can you see the bubbling cheese? The aroma is to die for!
And of course I had to make a recipe card cuz it's a keeper! I used Karen Lockhart's Tomato and Scallion stamp from her Vegetable Couture line. Karen's got the perfect stamps for making recipe cards. I paired it with the Small Alphabet and a border from Just Rite Stampers. I colored my image in with Copic markers and then cut and embossed both circles with Spellbinder's Circle Dies. I used some Ranger Distress inks to give a little color to my circles. Main card is Papertrey Kraft Cardstock with a strip of K and Company patterned paper across the middle.
My recipe was long enough that I need to use the back side of my recipe card to continue the directions.

Here's the recipe for you to copy and paste:

French Onion Soup
2 medium onions, chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
6 T butter, divided
1 T flour
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2-1/2 cups beef broth
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
2 slices French bread, 1" thick
4 slices Provolone Cheese
Saute onions and sugar in 3T butter until golden brown. Stir in flour and pepper til blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter. Add bread. Cook til brown on both sides. Ladle soup in bowls. Place cheese in each bowl, top with bread and remaining cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serves 2. From Taste of Home Soup Cookbook 2008.

Note: For the CK Becky Script font, click on the label attached to this post for the link.


DeeDee said...

YUMMY!!! Mmmmmm, I can almost taste it....that sounds so delish!!!! THANK YOU for sharing that recipe!!! I love your card too...that stamp is too cute!! HUGS!!!

Gail S. said...

Wow! That looks delicious!! I have had onion soup but never made it either...may have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Foster said...

Oh that looks SCRUMPTOUS!!! I've never made it before either, but this looks perfect for Ed and I. Thanks so much, Michelle! Love your recipe cute!

Diana said...

I so want to be you when I grow up. I get so excited when I see you have a new post, I love your blog, and all your "fun junk", your antigues, and just everything. I am going to try this recipe, but let me ask you? Do you put your recipe card in some sort of protected sleeve? Cause my recipes get trashed when I am cooking and yours are too beautiful!

Dealbaida said...

My OH's all-time favourite soup! It often figures on menu's over here but yours looks far more delicious and authentic than most we get to sample.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.... must try this one.


Michelle said...

This looks so good. I've never had it but I bets its delicious! I guess now is the time to try since you're offering the recipe!

Cindy H. said...

Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering! This sounds absolutely scrumptious:) I've printed off a copy and will definitely try it. Both my DH and I love onion soup! I believe the last time we had it (in a restaurant, of course) there was Mozzarella(sp?) cheese on it and that was delish, too. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I love the recipe card you made, too - so beautiful!!!

Charlene said...

One of my oh so favorite soups and yours looks fabulous. I love, love, love all your recipe cards. I thought that was your nice to know it's a font. I tried to download and can get it on my desktop but not sure how to use it from there?

Trudi said...

YUM! I have never tried making my own, Im always afraid it won't be like what I use to get from a local restaraunt the is no longer open. There's was absolutely delish! I should just bite the bullet & give it a try :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Erik said...

Great recipe, although I must admit that I make this in much larger batches, if only to prevent the inevitable fist fights for the last remaining bowlful.
One thing you might like to try is a dash of white wine to deglaze the onions, and stir in a touch of Dijon mustard. They both add an element that takes it over the top!

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