One of my favorite recipes is French Onion Soup. It is so easy to make and the results are ALWAYS great.
French Onion Soup
2 Tbsp butter
3 large onions (I like to use 3 different kinds,
but not necessary)
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup cooking sherry
1 Tbsp worcestershire
1 box beef broth
salt & pepper to taste
Italian or French bread
I use mostly ready made ingredients because even though I would love to cook EVERYTHING from scratch, we need to be realistic here - who has time?
Certainly not me.
Chop and cook the onions in 2 Tbsp of butter. Cook on med/low for about 10 minutes. Add a dash of salt & pepper.
About half way through cooking time add the sugar to partially carmelize the onions.
When onions look like this, add the sherry, worcestershire, and beef broth. Bring to a boil, set heat to lower and simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Fill oven proof bowls with soup. Toast 1 slice bread for each bowl. Place bread on top of soup. Put about 1/4 cup swiss cheese on top of bread. Put the bowls on a cookie sheet and broil until cheese is browned and bubbly (about 2 minutes).
The night we had this onion soup, I served it with a Caesar Salad. I just use Romaine lettuce, croutons, shredded parmesan cheese, and bottled Caesar dressing.
I always shred my own cheese.
It's a simple, quick, and easy meal on a cold night.