Random Stuff

After a beautiful leaf-peeping trip to New England,

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It was time to finish up projects. I worked on the Mizzou board I promised, but after posting the Razorback sign board, the Hogs went on a serious losing streak. Now, they are finally healthy and winning some games, but I don’t want to jinx the Tigers. Anyway, I took it to Mike’s today and hung it in my booth. These re purposed windows turned jewelry hanger,hat and key rack, sign, message boards are only $15. Not bad, huh?

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And then our daughter came to visit. Tiffany loves to cook so I don’t mind trying new recipes on her. I found this recipe on Pinterest, of course, and it was called French Onion Soup Casserole. I debated between it and the crock pot version. When I went to the original source, Instructables.com, the “soup” was listed as a side dish. Anyway, I decided to change it up a bit, and it turned out pretty well.

The recipe:

2-3 Tbs butter or margarine
3 large sweet onions or 4 medium white or yellow onions, thinly sliced
2 c. shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz.)
1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted**
2/3 c. milk
1 tsp. soy sauce
8 or so slices of French bread

I sauteed the onions in the butter and placed them in a casserole dish. I sprinkled 3/4 of the cheese on top.

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I heated the milk, soup, and soy sauce and mixed it with cheese and onion layer. It looked too much like a thick casserole, hence the original title, and I wanted a soup for lunch. So, I added a can of Healthy Choice French Onion Soup. Then I sliced the bread into 1 inch slices and baked it at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. The bread was getting toasty, as the recipe said, and I took it out and dunked pushed the bread under so the liquid would cover the bread, and added the remainder of the cheese. I returned it to the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

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Next time I make it, I will either slice the onions thinner or puree them a bit before mixing them. I’d give it a 4 out of 5 stars. That means it was good and I’d make it again, but maybe not with the Chipotle Spiced Blue Cheese meatballs and Apple Dumplings.

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The combination was about as random as this post…but good.

 

 

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