Wednesday, January 21, 2009

French Onion Soup and Gourmet Meatloaf with Sweet & White Potato Mash

This is comfort food at it's best. My husband was going to be late tonight so I immediately perked up and offered to make dinner. I hung up the phone and felt a strange sort of panic. All the other things I had planned to do tonight started racing through my head. I'm not good at winging it when it comes to food, I need a lot of preparation. Then I remembered the Red Apron and my worries vanished. I picked up a marvelous gourmet meatloaf (Berkshire pork, “Kerr” beef and Ontario lamb) with pan sauce, sweet and white potato mash. This lovely meal was $15 for 2.

My eyes were a little bigger than my stomach and I thought it would be a good idea to make a French onion soup with the leftovers from our weekend fondue – to have before our main. Well, by the time I got to the meatloaf I was already stuffed. It didn't stop me tho. I finished every bite, and it was delicious. The soup actually turned out fabulous too! I cut up some whole wheat bread into cubes and filled the soup bowl half way. After heating the leftover fondue broth I poured it into the soup bowls and then topped it with thinly sliced Quebec cheese. We don't have oven-safe bowls so I just put them in the microwave to melt the cheese. Aside from not having the yummy crusty cheese on the edges, it turned out perfect.


MGR said...

The Red Apron. You don't have to be a member to pick up meals? Thats good to know.

Rachelle said...

That's right, they've got fresh and frozen meals ready to pick up at any time. They've also got fresh bread and yummy baked goods too. You could even just pick up a soup to go with something else.

Celine said...

Quick question, how long in average does it take to cook from frozen? --- from busy mom that needs these types of meals!! :)

Rachelle said...

not long, it depends on the dish. you could call and ask but i don't remember anything i've gotten being more than half an hour to 45 minutes to cook from frozen.