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Dan was feeling ill yesterday (Monday), so I thought I would make some soup for dinner, however, I didn't want to make the same old potato leek, or celery root soup that I normally make, so I decided to try mushroom soup.
Although I've heated it out of a can before, I've never actually made mushroom soup before, so I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. Well, luckily, I am proud to say that my first attempt at mushroom soup turned out delicious. It had a nice flavor and was warm and soothing for Dan's throat and my soul--cheesy, I know--mmmmmmmmm cheese, this recipe does include cheese, YAY!
Anyway, I highly recommend this recipe!
Oh, and it's super easy and quick to make too!
What you need:
1 yellow onion
8 oz white mushrooms
4 oz brown mushrooms
thyme--I did some fresh some dried since I didn't have much fresh
3 cups chicken broth
Parmesan Cheese--to taste
salt and pepper--to taste
What to do:
In a sauce pan saute onions over medium heat. Once the onions are translucent and soft add the mushrooms and thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Cook the mushrooms until they are soft and brown. Add the broth, bring to a boil then turn down heat and simmer for roughly 5 minutes. Add parmesan cheese and let it melt into soup while stirring. Let the soup cool a bit then, with an immersion blender (thank you for the Christmas present Dan!), blend soup to the desired smoothness. Optional, use thinly sliced chives and Greek yogurt to garnish. Oh and since I love cheese I added more Parmesan as garnish too!
|Up in Sweetwater Canyon|
Since neither Dan or I have spent much time in that area, we decided to head down and checkout the sweetwaters. The sweetwaters run north-south with the northwest end in Nevada and the southeast end in California. We decided to hike up sweetwater canyon, which actually has a road in it, but not a road that our Subaru could handle, although a high clearance 4x4 could easily drive on it. We were lucky we didn't see anyone out on the road or in the area.
We hiked a ways up the canyon and came to a nice, little use cabin--Nugent Cabin, is its name. I was very impressed, people really take care of the place. It has been kept up very well with a lot of love, so if you head up there please, please, please be sure to leave nicer than you find it--it is a great resource that we would hate to see get thrashed and/or closed.
|View during the hike|
|Critter, does anyone know who it is?|
|Dan and Coco on the hike|
|Another view during the hike|