Sunday Night Special

by Cate on March 7, 2005

Well, the weekend is coming to a rapid close and I just finished putting the last load of dishes in the dishwasher. Sundays are a clean-out-the-fridge-and-the-freezer dinners. I also added a quick Beer and Cheddar Soup as well. On the table in under 30 minutes, it’s satisfying, tummy-warming food.

Beer and Cheddar Soup
4 starter servings

2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, finely chopped
1/4 cup all purpose flour
12 oz. beer
2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
2-1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Melt the margarine in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and carrots in margarine, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add flour and stir to coat vegetables. Gradually stir in beer, broth and salt. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in sour cream and cheese; continue stirring until cheese is melted. Serve.

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Emma B March 7, 2005 at 1:08 pm

Hi- I like the way your site is evolving – good source of info in terms of recipes to try and I also am happy to see you discuss restaurants as well. Thought i’d add a new category to your repertoire- specialty food stores… On an exploratory mission up the NJ side of the Hudson stumbled upon Mitsuwa in Edgewater – a giant Japanese supermarket/take out venue/mall. Didn’t have any recipes in mind so settled on buying some frozen gyoza (they offer a huge variety of heat and eat appetizers from the tame (shrimp gyoza), to the virtually unrecognizable, which will make future cocktail parties exotic and pain free), lychee gummies, asahi and prawn crisps. Next time, I will have recipes in hand so I have reason to buy the fresh Japanese produce, Kobe beef and sashimi grade fish. On the way out, had some of the red bean sandwiches – made while you wait, which were warm and incredibly good ($1.25 each for the plain variety, but we splurged for the $1.50 fish shape) and was tempted by the $500 plane tickets to Tokyo the in house travel agent was advertising. Aside from the grocery aisles, the market boasts several separate stalls offering Japanese confections, sushi demonstrations and fresh baked goods, to name a few. Definitely not to be missed.

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Cate March 7, 2005 at 2:18 pm

Thanks, EmmaB! Glad you visited my blog, and are liking it. Never heard of Mitsuwa, but will add it to my list and check it out.

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