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To-Dos and How-Tos

No resolutions here. I figure 2008 went rather well, I don’t need to make resolutions and just keep doing things that make me happy and a better person. I’ve learned a lot, I love my friends and family, and I can’t wait to keep learning, cooking, and writing.

The recipe of the moment is for caramelized onions. It’s more of a method than a recipe, since you can take this and run with it. (“Teach someone to fish…”) I like to add CO to grilled cheese, pasta, brussels sprouts, or eggs. The possibilities are endless. Add garlic, or thyme, or sugar, or balsamic vinegar, and probably a whole lot of other things I haven’t even thought of. I decided to emulate the Pioneer Woman, so here is how to make CO in photographic steps.

Start with onions and butter.

Dice into medium to small…dices.

Melt a tablespoon or two in a pan.

Coat the onions in butter.

Set the heat to medium-low and cover the pan.

Set a timer for 20 mins. Slow and low is essential.

Stir occasionally.

After about 20 mins, they should be evenly brown.

Here’s the finished grilled cheese with Vermont white cheddar, CO, and a simple french bread. Perfection.

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One Response to “To-Dos and How-Tos”

  1. January 8th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Margee says:

    You have to try F-W’s balsamic glazed cipollini. I made them for Christmas eve and thought of you and your love of all things oniony and delicious.