Tuesday, April 23, 2013

French Onion Soup

I saw a mix of Cugino's Baked Burgundy French Onion Soup at our local deli and had to try it.

Cuginos Baked Burgundy French Onion Soup

I have a new found love of French Onion Soup but have never made it. 
So, I thought I would do it using this kit.  
It's very easy.
All you have to do is slice up one onion, add water and the mix.
 Cook for 30 minutes.

Add croutons

 Then cheese.  
I didn't have the recommended gruyere or swiss so I used what I had ~ muenster.

Last step is to put it under the broiler for a minute or two to melt the cheese.

It was very good!

Linking up with Lisa at Try a New Recipe

On a weird side note, when I googled muenster cheese to see if it would be an appropriate substitute, I found a link to an Illinois man who is charged with trying to steal 42,000 pounds of muenster cheese from a Wisconsin creamery last month.

Who does that?

The report goes on to say that "last year they had news of a "mozzarella mafia" which was smuggling American cheese to Canada and selling it for a third of the price."

Didn't know there was an underground market for cheese.



  1. Noreen,

    I have a bag of that soup in my pantry--think I'll make it for tonight's dinner! Perfect for a rainy day; thank you for the idea.

    Read in one of your earlier posts that you were also affected by the recent floods in the Chicago area. It has been a strange few months here, hasn't it?

    1. Hope you make it Cheryl! And I completely agree, it has been a strange few months around the US. I think God is calling for our attention and we must heed Him.

  2. I've never thought to add cheese to soup, Noreen - it looks delicious! We sometimes have homemade soup and bread for tea on Sundays. I might have a go at making this.

    God bless, Noreen:-)

    1. That's how the restaurants do it and it does make it tastier! Adds calories of course, but it does taste good with the bread. God bless!

  3. I like French onion soup. I remember having it in Paris in one of those open-air restaurants where they have tables on the sidewalk.

    As soon as I started eating it started to rain. It took me ages to finish my bowl of soup!

    God bless.

    1. hahaha... Victor, I can picture you eating an endless bowl of French Onion Soup! You're fortunate if you've been to Paris!!

  4. Noreen,

    We've made French onion soup, and then floated pieces of toast covered with melted cheese on top. Delicious! I love your cheese story. An underground market for cheese? Anything is possible!

    1. That's a fun way to make it too Sue. I have a little bit left and will finish it at lunch. I think I will try your idea of a floating toast n cheese on top.

  5. Oooh, this looks wonderful.The cheese story is a scream...underground mkt for cheese! LOL

    Have a nice day, friend!

    1. Weird, huh? I guess any item, including cheese, can be a hot ticket item that makes thieves want to steal it and under sell it for a profit!

      The soup is quite wonderful!

  6. This looks great! French Onion is my husband and my favorite soup! :-) And you had me lol about the stealing of the cheese. :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. God bless, Lisa