Did you know...?
1g protein = 4 Calories
1g carbohydrates = 4 Calories
1g fat = 9 Calories
1,000 calories = 1 Calorie (aka Kilocalorie aka 1,000 "small" calories)
(You should all know that if you took Mrs. Downey's chemistry class.)
Oh my gosh, I'm nervous. It's time to get to the actual food part. Well, today I decided to attempt a classic French onion soup because Crocky was getting a little rusty, and I figured I should know how to make this soup before winter really sets in. I'm a huge fan of the onion, as you all well know.
French Onion Soup (adapted from Smitten Kitchen)
5 medium-large yellow onions
4T unsalted butter
1T olive oil
3T A.P. flour
4c Beef Broth
2c Chicken Broth
Salt and pepper to taste (easy on the salt, people!)
(1) Put butter and oil on low heat. Use your mandoline to chop up the 5 onions into thin(ish) slices. At this point your eyes will be extremely teary from the chopping. Take a moment to compose yourself. Then stir those bad boys into the fat mixture and cover the pot for 15 minutes. No need to stir-- they barely do anything. I actually turned the heat up to medium-low and gave them another 5-7 minutes.
|Here are all 5 onions, chopped and ready to plunge into the butter! I do love my new Mandoline from WalMart.|
|Here are the onoins mid-way through the browning process. Mmm... the smell.|
|The flour has been added! It's kind of a brownish onion mush.|
|Here's Frenchy in the Crocky... steaming away on high.|
|I snuck an early bowl out of Crocky. MAN IS IT GOOD!|
|Mummmm. I can't wait for seconds!|