We have been having very gray and rainy weather and I have been
in a soup making mood. Yesterday I made some carrot ginger soup.
It's my Mom's favorite and I will share that recipe with you later
this week. This morning I woke up and thought I should do
something with the remaining cremini mushrooms that were left
over from a stuffed flank steak I made over the weekend.
I didn't have all of the ingredients I needed to make it strictly homemade,
so I made my own semi homemade version. By tweaking canned soup
with a few fresh ingredients you can add lots more flavor to on hand
I had to purchase some store bought thyme. Can't wait to get an
herb garden going again because I sure do miss the one I had
off the back porch back in Idaho.
A little bit of sherry wine added to the soup adds lots of flavor too.
I'll give you the recipe at the end of this post.
I brought my soup creation into my studio where I am re-reading the
instructions for putting my dollhouse together.
Paint, glue guns and wallpaper are ready to go.
Let's hope I don't botch it up. My hubby will tease me
forever if I do! Tee hee.
Semi Homemade Wild Mushroom Soup
Cremini Mushrooms (I had 7) ~ sliced
1/2 Onion diced
Splash of Sherry Wine
Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
Can of Beef Broth
Thinly coat bottom of a small soup pot with olive oil
over medium heat. When oil is hot, add diced onion.
After onion becomes translucent (don't rush this step)
add a pat of butter and the sliced mushrooms. Lightly
salt to bring out the water in the mushrooms. Be careful
about the salt because canned soups are salty.
Let the mushrooms get nice and soft and then strip the
leaves off a couple of sprigs of thyme and add to the pot.
Add the sherry to deglaze the pan and then add the
can of cream of mushroom soup and the beef broth.
Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer
for 30 minutes. Ladle the soup into a pretty cup
or bowl and enjoy.
This is a quick and easy version. I have made the
fully homemade version with a variety of types of
mushrooms and homemade broth and just added
some cream. The homemade version is less salty
and has a fuller flavor, but in a pinch this semi-
homemade version isn't bad.
I told you that Bentley is a first class lizard hunter now,
but he has added a new creature to the hunt list ~
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley