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“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”  ~Ruth Stout

The week, Portland has experienced snow and sunshine in the same hour.  I revel in the warm sunny days.  I have less appreciation for the cold, rainy ones.  I want to pack up my thick sweaters and forget winter ever existed.  I like Ruth Stout’s reminder of winter’s charms.  Something to contemplate while enjoying this French Onion Soup.

I used the above pictured ingrediants. I also used chicken stock, salt, pepper, cheese, and bread.

Saute the onion in enough butter to keep it from sticking on low heat for 20 minutes. The onlons should be sweet and golden brown. Add no more red wine than will cover the onions and cook for another 5 minutes. Add chicken stock untill the soup is your prefered consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon the soup into oven safe bowls. Cover with bread cubes and cheese. Broil uncovered for 5 minutes or until the cheese is metly and brown.

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