Monday, November 18, 2013

Marvelous Menu Mania

Marvelous may not be the exact word needed here but, well, I'm running out of titles to use for Menu Mondays so I figured "Why not?" Actually this is a pretty standard week for us, some days are a bit different than our "norm", but that's mainly due to the weather cooling down and soup season being ready to start.

Sunday- Rotisserie Chicken and oven roasted veggies
Monday- Left over pea soup for the adults, chicken noodle soup for the kiddos
Tuesday- Swedish Meatballs
Wednesday- Pork Roast on BBQ (marinated, stuffed with garlic cloves)
Thursday- Homemade French Onion Soup
Friday- Baked fish and buttered noodles
Saturday- Leftover Buffet
Sunday- Chicken and Dumplings

I haven't made homemade Swedish Meatballs before so this will be a new one for me. I always like trying new recipes. 

As for the Homemade French Onion Soup it's really rather easy:

French Onion Soup:

  • 1 3lb bag onions, sliced so they make circles
  • butter (3 tsp)
  • oil (a couple tsp)
  • 2 cups apple sparkling cider
  • 2 small cans of beef broth (or equivalent)
  • water to cover
  • garlic, salt, pepper  to taste
In a large frying pan put oil and butter in under medium heat. As soon as the butter is melted add all of the onions (it will be a heap but will cook down). Saute on medium until mostly soft, clear, and starting to brown. Add in the sparkling cider and continue to cook (you want the onions to caramelize, sometimes I add a few tsp of sugar to help this process). In a stock pot (or similar pot) add your beef broth and seasonings (enough to start). As soon as the onions are ready add them directly to the pot from the frying pan. Add enough water to cover and keep on a medium low heat for at least one hour.

Serve with provolone cheese and croutons or crunchy bread.

You can also do the last bit in your crock pot and let it go all day ... just caramelize the onions in a pan first.

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1 comment:

  1. Your menu sounds delicious! I may have to try your recipe for french onion soup (though my boys are big soup eaters), as it sounds so yummy and easy to make.