For any of you who read the scintillating exchange between GG and myself in yesterdays comments you may wonder: what did those two have for dinner....
You would be correct in thinking we hadn't been to the store since last Saturday night, so what was there to cook?
A bastardized version of French onion soup perhaps? Correct!
Thinly slice 4 onions, if you only have red onions use those, what the hell. At a very low heat (like 'low') cook them slowly in a hunk of butter with a splash of olive oil , season with S&P, thyme, 2 bay leaves . After 25 minutes add a cup of red wine, cook wine off, maybe 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When onions are dry(no liquid left) add 3 Tablespoons of flour, stir frequently for about 15 minutes(remember: low heat), then add 2 quarts of beef stock. Or just 1 quart of stock and 1 of water if that's all you have. Now turn up heat and simmer merrily away for 15 or 20 minutes.
Of course you don't have a baguette so take any bread you have and toast it, then cover toast with cheese of your choice. Jalapeno jack and Parmesan for me, mozzarella and jalapeno jack for GG. Pop back in oven till cheese melts and maybe browns. Fill soup bowl, add toasted bread, garnish with dill if that's all you have around, take a picture, take a spoonful. If it's too hot, blow on spoon and try again.
It will be delicious, you might need another bowl.
My apologies to Julia Child.