Saturday, November 3, 2007

Austin to Mexico~ company in Monterrey!

Dinner & cocktails on the Terrace under a Mexican starlit sky~

We had a dinner al Fresco last night when our friend Chris was in town from Austin. We dined outside under the stars, ate grilled steaks & not for the first time recently I served mushroom soup. It went well with the salad & steaks the guys grilled. All in all a very nice evening.

Mushroom Soup
4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
2 Large Yellow Onions, sliced
1 lb white & Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
4 oz. Porcini Mushrooms
3 tbsp. chopped parsley
3 cups Vegetable Stock
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup skim milk
2 Tbsp. Sherry
1/2 lowfat Sour Cream
salt & pepper to taste

Saute onion & garlic in olive oil, cook till onions are softened. Add mushrooms & cook for another 5 min. stirring. Add the chopped Parsley, our in the stock & season with salt & pepper. Bring to a boil & reduce the heat, cover the pan & simmer for 20 min.
Put the flour into a bowl, mix enough milk to smooth into paste, then stir into soup. Cook stirring for 5 min. Stir in remaining milk & the sherry then cook for another 5 min. Remove from the heat & stir in the sour cream. Return the pan to heat slightly, warming gently but not boiling.
Remove from the heat & serve garnished with parsley or other fresh herb of choice.


tilegirl said...

at? Is John thinking of smiling? Maybe one more drink and he will!

Dee said...

Yes, he was trying to smile. You know how those guys can be.. He was in a jolly mood actually. Wish you were here. tilegirl from Austin to Mexico! It has a certain ring to it!

Lauren said...

see that - he does smile for photos :)