Friday, October 23, 2009


Just in case you were wondering... This soup,
And this bread

were Made For Each Other.

A few pointers:
1. Ignore the fact that your kids will hate the rolls because of all the onion.

2. Ignore the fact that your husband will not think soup and bread alone makes a complete meal, and, no, it won't make it better if you add a salad.

Make it for dinner anyway. It will be good for them.

On the soup: To expand on the simple recipe, there are a few things you can do to make it better. Melt the butter in the pot first, then add the onion (and a clove or 2 of minced garlic can't hurt either) and let the onion cook for about 8 minutes, until it starts to brown a little. THEN add your spices right to the onion and stir. THEN add the broth and let it heat through, scraping up the brown bits of onion. THEN add the cream slowly, stirring, allowing it to heat through as well. THEN add everything else. These are time-tested techniques. It will just be better. Still a recipe that requires almost no work, but, much richer in flavor than dumping it all in at once as the recipe suggests.

On the bread: Instead of blue cheese, you can certainly add NO cheese, and these are perfect. Freshly shredded Parmesan would be fantastic too. Also, these rolls are very similar to a ciabatta bread, like the bread used for the Sierra Turkey at Panera. Not exactly the same, but very similar. They are amazing! It would be great to use the leftovers (there will be some, remember, because your kids won't eat them for the onion)- it would be great to use the leftovers for turkey sandwiches. So when you buy the other ingredients, put good deli turkey on your list, too. I of course tried this out for your benefit, and it was awesome. MMMM. Just imagine a little cranberry chutney on there with some mayo and good cheese and quality turkey...can you imagine it?


Long-Live Food For Women.


anne said...

I'm in on this one...

you are a ricky star! :O

Megan O. said...

You crack me up.

Yelena R. said...

O that looks amazing! Perfect for a fall day :)