Apparently if one buys one's boyfriend french onion soup crocks for one's boyfriend's birthday, one is expected to make use of said french onion soup crocks by making... french onion soup! Fine by me!!! I've never made french onion soup before, I've only really had it 2-3 times tops, but I'm game for just about anything (except macarons, they scare me... for now!)
I used this Tyler Florence French Onion Soup recipe. Why did I choose this recipe? It uses one stick of butter. End of discussion. While I will post plenty of healthy/ healthified recipes, for some things (French food being one) GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!
This recipe came out AMAZINGGGGG!!! The onions took about an hour to caramelize as opposed to 25 minutes as stated in the recipe. Other than that, everything went swimmingly! The soup was tasty and I was glad it used dry red wine as opposed to sherry since I wasn't about to buy sherry just for one recipe. This tasted pretty spot on and I made it extra cheese :):):)
Everyone loved it and cleaned their bowl! This makes about 6 servings but leftovers are easy peasy, just warm up the soup, spoon into a soup crock, place fresh bread slices and grated cheese on top and broil until cheese is bubbly.