Tuesday, January 11, 2011

i eat to live

You know how some people eat to live and some people live to eat.  Well I am the first one, which seems to be the less crowd pleasing option.  Don't get me wrong I have my favorite foods & I can throw down some food like you wouldn't believe but I don't LOVE food like some people.  I'm also very picky and get grossed out by certain textures and don't even get me started on tuna..... YUCK I don't know how you people eat that.  

So in turn cooking isn't one of my favorite things to do.  I can eat frozen pizza and mac & cheese (only the character ones cause they hold more cheese) for a week straight and be totally satisfied.  But I have a husband now & will have children in the future (and by future I mean not anytime soon) and I feel it's only the right thing to do to cook for him... I mean at least once a week.  My favorite day to cook is on Sunday so that's going to be my day to try a new meal!  This past Sunday I cooked "Easy French Onion Soup" found from my new Wolfgang Puck slow cooker recipe book!  Thank's Aunt Steph & Uncle Shane for the new slow cooker :)

The Ingredients
6 large onions sliced thin
3 TBL of olive oil
2 C. chicken broth
2 C. beef broth
1/3 C. Port
1 spring of thyme
1 bay leaf
8 slice of french bread
2 slices gruyer cheese

The Method
1. Toss the thinly sliced onion's and olive oil in the slow cooker.  Cover and cook on high for 9 hours.  At this time the onion will be beautifully caramelized. 

2. Add broths, port, thyme, and bay leaf.  Stir, cover, and cook on high for 15-30 minutes. 

3. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
4. On a baking sheet toast french bread in the oven till golden brown, about 10 minutes.  Remove and set aside.
5. Ladle soup into individual soup crocks.  Top each soup with 1 piece of toasted bread and 1 slice of cheese.
6. Place crocks onto baking sheet and bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.


So I mostly followed the recipe except I didn't have any port.  I only cooked the onions for 8 hours not 9 because I was getting hungry.  I toasted the bread while the cheese was melting on the soup!  Over all the soup was pretty good.  Big shocker-- it was REALLY oniony.  I felt like my whole body reeked of onion.  But it was very tasty! Whooo Hoooo recipe 1 for the year DOWN.

I'll share my pumpkin cake recipe tomorrow ;) oh was it delish!



  1. Oooh, I never thought about making French Onion Soup in a crock pot! Sounds pretty good!

  2. DMG...I'M so proud! you've become the perfect little wifey!!

  3. Thanks Jessica! The onions were very soft and caramelized... full of flavor!

    Why thank you "anonymous" aka KAF! you should "follow me" on my side bar :) AND also you should start blogging! You would be hilarious!

  4. Yum! I love cooking! But I love food and love to eat!

    Check out acouplecooks.com! Great recipes! Everything I've made is delicious.

    Happy cooking!!!

    P.S. You should totally link up on my tasty Tuesday bloghop!

  5. Wow... I must say I'm impressed by your use of onions. Next thing you know, you'll be eating Ranch dressing! :)

  6. Awesome! I'm with you on the texture thing...some things are just so ick. You'll learn to love cooking. I used to hate it, but it's much more fun cooking for someone else!


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