Don't forgot my coffee giveaway here!
I was in a cheese soup mood last night and found this recipe at a fun little site called All Things Cheese, posted by Mr. Cheese (who is somebody I might like to get to know a little better).
Although the ingenious addition of bacon....that was all me, baby.
Below is the recipe and a few adjustments I made.
1 cup diced onions 1 cup diced celery (didn't use) 1 cup diced carrots (I shredded mine) 1 cup diced mushrooms (didn't use) 3/4 cup butter 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp dry mustard 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 12 fl oz beer 6 oz cheddar cheese, grated 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese pepper to taste
1/2 package cooked bacon, crumbled
Saute your diced vegetables in butter. Then mix your flour and mustard in with your vegetables. Next, add your chicken or vegetable stock to the mixture and cook for five minutes. Finally, add beer and cheeses (and bacon!) to the soup and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. To enhance the experience, serve in a bread bowl!
I also added some tabasco and Worcestershire sauce for more flavor.
This was a bit thinner than most cheese soups, but I kinda liked it that way.
So, about this whole Halloween thing...
I'm just not feeling it. It seems like every year it's just not quite what it's cracked up to be. In fact last year my daughter wrote me a nice little letter letting me know what a let down it was.
So I told her this year we could just stay home and pass out candy, so that's what we're doing.
I wish it could be a nice neighborhood Norman Rockwell experience, but it's just not.
But, if I was dressing up, this is what I would be wearing.