I decided it was about time I actually cooked something for the blog, rather than the baking I tend to do a lot of. This couldn’t quite be classified as healthy (although I don’t think it’s too terribly bad for you…), but at least it’s an actual meal, as opposed to the cakes , cookies , and bread I’ve made recently. And it’s delicious.
Any of my friends, family, or coworkers will tell you that I’m kind of a ridiculous fan of soup. Love it. Love ordering it at restaurants. Love making it at home.
Hello amazing people! On this episode of A Cozy Kitchen, I, Adrianna, will show all of you how I turned three onions (and a few other ingredients)… Into this cheesy, amazingness… All while painting my nails a pretty Christmas red. Yes! This French Onion Soup (by Julia Child) is super easy; it just takes a little bit of time…approximately, like, 3 hours or so, but most of it’s downtime. Which means you can do other stuff like paint your nails in front of the TV!
Wash leeks in a bowl of cold water, agitating water, then lift out leeks and drain in a colander. Cook leeks, carrots, celery, garlic, and bay leaf in butter in a 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to moderately low and sprinkle flour over vegetables, then cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add milk, broth, and beer in a stream, whisking, then simmer, whisking occasionally, 5 minutes.