Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Onion Soup

I came down with a terrible cold and cough a couple of weeks ago. My weakened pregnant immune system has taken a long time to get back to 100%. I tried every home remedy in the book including inhaling steam, hot water with lemon and honey, the wet sock treatment and more. My mom suggested making some onion soup. She swears by it for helping loosen up the congestion. I wouldn't say it was a miraculous cure, but I think it helped. The best thing is that it is easy to make which is perfect for when you are feeling under the weather.

Heat a dutch over or heavy bottomed pot, and add butter and oil. Once melted add the sliced onions.

Cook the onions until tender, and add beef broth, thyme and bay leaf.

Simmer the soup until it reaches the desired texture. Serve with buttered toast points.

Onion Soup
2 T butter
2 T coconut oil
2 lbs. onions, sliced
4 C beef broth
1 bay leaf
1/2 t. of thyme

Heat up a cast iron dutch oven or heavy bottom pot and add the butter and oil. Once melted, add the onions and cook until soft (about 15 minutes). Add the broth, bay leaf and thyme and simmer until the soup reaches the desired consistency (about 30-60 minutes). Serve with buttered toast points.

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Anonymous said...

Homemade soups are always the best. Your onion soup sounds really good. My daughter has been asking me for a while to make onion soup for her. You should also give homemade chicken soup a try. It is really tasty and proven to help.

City Share said...

Good point about the chicken soup. We have been eating lots of that too. My next post will be on chicken soup with a twist.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! How wonderfully exciting. And yes, all the pre~conceived notions of how you would do things before you were actually pregnant/a parent do tend to fly out the window. :-) So happy for you!!

Heather S-G said...

Oh, this is definitely sure to make anyone feel better. Congratulations on your pregnancy :D Yay!

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