Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 cups thinly sliced onions (about 2-1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon flour
8 cups homemade beef stock, or good quality store bought stock
1/4 cup Cognac, or other good brandy
1 cup dry white wine
8 (1/2-inch) thick slices of French bread, toasted
3/4 pound coarsely grated Gruyer
Heat a heavy saucepan over moderate heat with the butter and oil. When the butter has melted, stir in the onions, cover, and cook slowly until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Blend in the salt and sugar, increase the heat to medium high, and let the onions brown, stirring frequently until they are a dark walnut color, 25 to 30 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour and cook slowly, stirring, for another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool a moment, then whisk in 2 cups of hot stock. When well blended, bring to the simmer, adding the rest of the stock, Cognac, and wine. Cover loosely, and simmer very slowly 1 1/2 hours, adding a little water if the liquid reduces too much. Taste for seasoning
Divide the soup among 4 ovenproof bowls. Arrange toast on top of soup and sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Place bowls on a cookie sheet and place under a preheated broiler until cheese melts and forms a crust over the tops of the bowls. Serve immediately.
Friday, January 22, 2010
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 . The International Red Cross has stated that as many as 3 million people have been affected by the quake, with as many as 100,000 deaths likely, according to the prime minister.
If you would like to donate, and aren't already doing something to help, here are a few sites you can visit to do your part!
LDS Humanitarian Services (Click HERE for more info on the organization)
Doctors Without Borders
Charity Navigator (here you'll find a list of all organizations)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I got this off of Summer's blog, and found it quite interesting!
The year is 1909. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :************ *********
- Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
- Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
- There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 milesOf paved roads.
- The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
- The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
- The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.
- The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year ..
- A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A
- dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.More than
- 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
- Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '
- Sugar cost four cents a pound.
- Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
- Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
- Most women only washed their hair once a month, and usedBorax or egg yolks for shampoo.
- Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people fromEntering into their country for any reason.
- Five leading causes of death were:1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke
- The American flag had 45 stars.
- The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, Was Only 30
- Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea Hadn't been invented yet.
- There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
- Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school..
- Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
- Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
- There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A.! Plus one more sad thought; 95 percent of the taxes we have now did not exist in 1909
- The average life expectancy was 47 years old.