I am very fortunate that my husband’s business is so close to home, but hasn’t always been that way. Years ago, I remember all the long hours he spent at work, commuting, and traveling. If you have been or are in those shoes you probably would agree that the best sound of the day is the noise of the garage door opening! Long hours for a husband equals long hours for a wife!
Because I know it is such a blessing to be just a mile away from my husband, I encourage him to come home so I can make him lunch. It’s a great time to talk about how our day is going, for him to unwind a bit, and for the children to see him.
This is my version of a “bistro lunch” made at home…It is one of my husband’s favorite lunches when he eats out…so I thought it would be a nice surprise!
( I do not do this every day, so please don’t feel pressured! I am still a fan of grilled cheese, bagels, and egg sandwiches! lol)
|Onion Soup: 2 cans of beef consomme, chicken broth, beef stock, thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper
(and ONIONS and butter! they are sauteing on the stove)
|In this recipe we are just going to add the herbs like so, do not take Thyme off of stems. These will just sit in the soup to give it flavor, then we will take them out before serving.|
|Saute onions in butter until lightly browned and softened, add sugar|
|Add all other ingredients and stir. Let simmer for about 20 mins, then take out herbs|
|Ladle soup into a bowl and top with a slice of baguette (or english muffin)|
|Cover with a slice of swiss cheese|
|Broil for appx 5 mins until the cheese is lightly browned and bubbling|
|Sprinkle with parsley and serve.French Onion Soup|
32 oz chicken broth
|Club Roll-Ups: Spread Mayo on a soft flour tortilla shell|
|Add ham, turkey and bacon|
|Add tomatoes and lettuce (and any other toppings you enjoy)|
|Simply roll up!|