Wednesday, December 8, 2010

French onion soup, brownies and ice cream

Saturday dinner was a cozy affair with friends at Chez J.  Eight onions, a bottle of white wine, some broth and apple juice, and some seasonings turned into a very satisfying French Onion soup a la Alton Brown, which we ate with some grated gruyere, steamed broccoli, and a Trader Joe's baguette.  The wine we used was the Project Happiness chardonnay, which I picked because it was both very inexpensive and very, very cheery-looking.

For dessert we made brownies (and also confirmed that although two eggs were called for, if you only have one and throw in some yogurt instead of the second egg, it still works).  We also had some Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joes ice cream, which might be my new favorite ice cream because it combines peppermint and cookies-n-cream.