It’s Valentine’s Day weekend here in the city, and it’s my first single one in about four years. Now before you go getting all sympathetic for me, I’m actually pretty happy! I’ve been rediscovering new aspects of myself and enjoying a little more much needed me time…and even better: I’ve really been enjoying all of my friendships new and old, and would like to think that I’ve been extra open to new opportunities that have come my way in the past 8 months.
So this Valentine’s, I’m switching things up. I’ll be having a party with all my friends – single or not – and you know parties call for tons of tasty snacks and appetizers! Enter the 30-Minute French Onion Soup Crostini.?
Red wine is one of my go-to beverages during the colder weather, but I also really love to cook with it! It’s amazing what a splash of wine will do for those one pot meals (like this Beef Stroganoff), or the flavour it can bring to a soup. In this case, the caramelized onions, garlic and red wine mingle very nicely, and the finished recipe pairs very nicely with a cabernet sauvignon or merlot.??
This French Onion Crostini literally takes all your fave flavours of French onion soup, from the deliciously velvety and luxuriously melted Swiss cheese to the rich flavour of caramelized onions. The one thing I hate about French onion soup, however, is how long it takes to make! I’ve managed to reduce the time, but keep all the flavour, and even make your favourite soup hand-held and party-friendly!??
Even if you’re not having a party can’t you just imagine serving these up as a special treat before dinner? Curl up on the couch, choose a great movie, grab a glass of red and kick back and relax…now this is my favourite kind of Friday night!
Will you be trying this 30-Minute French Onion Soup Crostini recipe? Let me know if you end up having a rocking party with it – I’d love to see what you’ve made on Instagram and Twitter!