Don't worry, I have not forgotten about this blog! I believe that NaNoWriMo made me sick of writing/typing much. I hope to get back into the swing of things soon.
This mushroom soup is fantastic. Not only is it delicious, but it's really easy to make and uses few ingredients, all of which are cheap. I've already made it three different times! The recipe is from An Acquired Taste: A collection of fine recipes from Winchester Thurston School and Pittsburgh celebrities and restaurants, published in 2000. The book credits this recipe to Carole Oswald Markus.
1 pound mushrooms, chopped
1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium onion, chopped
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup cream (optional)
salt and pepper
I used white mushrooms and also chanterelle mushrooms. I didn't bother using cream. The flour thickens the soup quite nicely.
Simmer mushrooms in broth for 30 minutes.
Sauté onion in butter until golden.
Sprinkle flour into onions and cook for a few minutes. Mix into mushroom soup.
Cream can be added at this point, if desired. Season to taste.
Makes four servings.