French Onion Soup

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Yesterday was filled with yard work and house cleaning, my head was spinning, I had my menu set for the entire week but I wanted to just throw things in the crock pot and call it a day, it was hot yesterday and we had not tackled the yard in weeks! with the help of hubby we had the entire front, side and backyard completed in just a few hours. I was grateful for his help. Our yard was looking pitiful, for sure. I really wanted to spend the weekend by the ocean, but its looking like that won’t be happening anytime soon in the near future.

 

I threw the soup together rather quickly. Here’s how I did it.

What you will need:

  • 5/6 Medium to large white onions
  • Onion soup mix (2 packets)
  • A stick of butter
  • Red wine or sweet white wine
  • Thyme (to taste)
  • Oregano (to taste)
  • Garlic (to taste)
  • 4 beef cubes or (replace water with beef broth)
  • 2 quarts of water (see above)
  • baguette or french bread for topping.
  • Gruyère cheese or Parmesan for garnish.

Fresh Oregano 

from our garden.

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Fresh Thyme

From our garden.

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Place everything in your crock pot starting with the beef broth or water, than add onions, soup mix, the stick of butter, fresh thyme, oregano, garlic and then lastly wine. I used about 3 cups. I know call me crazy, most of it cooks down but MAN was the soup amazing. I cooked it on high until the onions reduced and the soup turned a beautiful brown and the fresh herbs cooked and fell off the stems.

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I cut up a fresh baguette from our local market and placed it on top of the soup and garnished with shaved Gruyère cheese, and your soup is ready to enjoy. I like trying to make soups at least once a month, they are cheap to make and are SO filling.

Tell me what are some of your favorite soup recipes?

She Seams Sew Crafty’s French Onion Soup Recipe
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