Some days, you can’t get ahold of your sass. Do you ever have those days where everything that comes out of your mouth is ultra sassy and you are apologetic at first, but then, sassy that you even need to apologize in the first place?
Today is just one of those days. And you know what, I embrace the sass. I am un-apologetically sassy today, and all who experience my sass pretty much earn it.
And to celebrate sass, we are talking french today. Because no one sasses like a french person does. Martha Bless them. I love getting the stink eye from a french person. It makes me feel like I am in Paris again and speaking french like an American farm child.
Pahr lay vu frahn say? (parlez-vous francais?)
WEE! Juh Parhl fransay! (H yes, I talk frenchlike!)
To be fair, that accent earns a stink eye.
So for your sassy days, to warm your cold heart:
French Onion Soup
recipe from Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan
4 large spanish onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup dry white wine
8 cups chicken broth
6 slices country bread
1 1/2 cups grated gruyere
Cut the onion in long thin strips. Heat the olive oil and butter in your dutch, and keep over low heat. Add the onions and garlic, season with salt, and cook on low, for about an hour until they are a deep caramel color.
Sprinkle the flour over the onions, and cook the flour out for 1 minute. Pour in 1/3 cup of the wine and let it cook out. Then add the rest of the wine and the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat so the liquid is simmering, and cook for 30 minutes. Add white pepper to taste.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and turn on the broiler. Fill the bowls with soup and top with a slice of the bread, and the grated cheese. Keep under the broiler until the cheese melts and lightly browns. Keep your eye on it so as not to burn.
et voila! French Onion Soup, for the sassafrass in you!