Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paris Mushroom Soup, French Fridays with Dorie

Today has been a day for catching up after the holidays. Bills had to be paid, laundry needed to be done, 2nd refrigerator had to be emptied, leftovers had to be wrapped in foil and frozen….and I haven't even started to de-Christmas my house yet. I love to be organized but, during the holidays I seem to let a lot of things slide. More like, there is only so much any one person can do and I prefer to spend my time baking, decorating and enjoying the fun of the holidays.  Soooo... here I am today with all those things I let SLIDE!  Between volunteering at the hospital this morning, doing laundry, paying bills and trying to get Christmas put away, I was really looking for something easy to make for dinner. (Funny thing about putting Christmas away...I always say no more christmas stuff and today I came home from the hospital with a new Santa. The gift store was having a 50% off sale. I just couldn't walk away!)
Lucky for me this weeks pick for FFWD is 'Paris Mushroom soup'. It is a cold day in NJ (19 degrees) and we're expecting snow tonight. I really needed some comfort food for dinner.  This soup was just what I was hoping for. It is fairly easy to put together and is very warm and inviting.  I happen to love mushroom soup anyway! This was not the case with my husband. He reluctantly ate his bowl, but said it was not one of his favorite dishes. I think I will have another bowl tomorrow and freeze the rest to take out to my daughter's house.  The taste was truly wonderful, the flavor of the wine and herbs were so evident with every bite. Too bad I wasn't eating this in a Paris Cafe with the back drop being the Eiffel Tower!  I would definitely make this again, just not for my husband.

This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans new book 'Around My French Table'. And also here!




The star of this dish

The flavor

Chopped veggies

Sliced and ready to go

Mushrooms and veggies sweating out the juices

Wine and broth added

The Salad…I didn't think I would like this part…but it was very good!

Bon Appétit  

16 comments:

  1. As chilly as it's been in Chicago, I can only imagine how frigid it is in New Jersey! I'm glad this soup was able to warm you up (despite your husband's reluctance!) Great photos as usual!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it - sorry your husband wasn't a fan. It's a perfect winter dish, in my opinion (and minimal energy).
    Good luck catching up.

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  3. Wonderful looking soup - I've got to de-Christmas my house, too! Thanks for the reminder! :)

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  4. Great photos! Glad you enjoyed this one.

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  5. At least your husband took a bite...LOL. It sure was tasty...and just more for me :)

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  6. Kathy I love the sequence pictures. That's a great idea. I like you have been pretty overwelmed and this meal was a treat. Happy New Year I look forward to a year of getting to know all in the group. There are so many talented people. B:)

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  7. Hi Kathy-I'm so happy you found my blog. Thank you for your kind comment.

    I browsed through your blog and love the beautiful things you baked, especially the rugelach, and nut and poppy seed roll/kalacs, in Hungarian.

    I would like to try your rugelach recipe, which is very similar to mine. My little grandchildren love the chocolate filling, of course...anything with chocolate.

    I'm following your blog, and invite you to do the same. Would like to stay in touch with you!

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  8. Beautiful soup! Too bad hubby didn't like it. My 8 yr old hates mushrooms, but asked for 2nd's of this soup. You'll have to make it again when Hubby is away for an evening. :)

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  9. 19 degrees!!!! I promise not to complain about it being cold here at all! :) I agree that this soup is a perfect meal for after the holidays and especially on a very cold night. Your soup looks beautiful!

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  10. Oh please don't tell me that I'm supposed to have Christmas put away- it feels like I just got it out! I think I want to enjoy it just a bit longer. :) Your soup looks great!

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  11. Your process photos are wonderful. Glad you liked the soup. I liked it, even though I'm not a fan of mushrooms.

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  12. Looks great! I especially love the white bowl.

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  13. Kathy, all your photos look great! Sounds like you've been busy!!Enjoy the new year.

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  14. I didn't think I would like the salad either, but it was so nice to have some texture!

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  15. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. @ SisBoom..I love those dishes but wish I had some color in that photo. By the time I was ready to eat, I was to tired to worry about the photo! @FNO..I think it's great that your child had seconds…I couldn't get my husband to do that! I saw all your posts and have to say, everyone's soup looked wonderful! Now on to the gnocchi!

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