Saturday, January 23, 2010

So-So Soup

Last night I tried another new recipe, this time for French Onion Soup. I don't like onions too much, but I love French Onion Soup (I know, it's strange). Anyway, I pulled this recipe out of Cooking Light a year ago, but had yet to try it. It was okay, but nothing great. Josh felt the same way. I think next time I will try a different recipe. The one I used called for chicken broth, and most other recipes I have seen call for beef broth, so I think that may give it a better flavor. Anyway, if I try another recipe, I will let you know!

When Josh and I got married, I thought I did a good job of registering, but as I have gotten more and more into cooking since then, I realized there were quite a few things I wish I had requested. So, I have slowly tried to add those things to my kitchen collection. I used some of my Christmas money this year to purchase an 11-cup food processor, which I am loving (I went with the Cuisinart one). I originally thought I would use it mostly for soups and dips. However, last night I discovered one of it's amazing powers...the shredder. A week ago, when we had some friends over for pizzas, my friend brought a block of mozzarella. We spent quite awhile shredding it with a hand grater. Well, on one of my cooking shows this week, the chef grated her cheese in a food processor, and I quickly realized it was something I needed to try. So, when I needed to shred my gruyere cheese for our soup last night, I used the food processor, and finished in about 5 seconds. I was so happy, and was exclaiming my excitement to Josh and our friend CJ, who was eating with us. I think they were pretty amazed too, even if they weren't showing it as much as I was.

Exercise update: well, there isn't one right now. I did not work out yesterday, and have not yet today. I might get to do a little tomorrow...hopefully.


  1. Chelsea, I'm so glad that you posted your blog link on facebook. I had no idea that you had one. I love your name and theme! Looking forward to following your journey. I'll have to admit, you're making me hungry, though. I'm on a Vegan diet now, and it is SO restricting!

  2. Hey Chelsea! I love your blog...reminds me a bit of "Julie and Julia"! I have been trying to be more dedicated to cooking for my family and this gives me motivation. We love love love green chiles....definitely an effect of living in New Mexico for a while. Excited to try some of your recipes! See you at school!