So when Kim left for Joshua Tree, she said she'd stop at the Dollar Tree in Blythe and see if they had them, and would pick one up for me. Kim drove into our camping area last Wednesday morning, and she got me one!
It's a great deal at one dollar, and even comes with a little cookbook. I tried it out that night, first baking the onion, then following that up with their suggestion of using some of that onion to make French Onion Soup.
|Stone Wave Microwave Cooker and little recipe book|
|This is the front of the box.|
|Onion in broth after being cooked - I started to break it apart and removed it from the crock.|
|Just a little broth left.|
|I put the onion on a plate on my cutting board and sliced it into small pieces.|
|I followed the recipe for French Onion Soup - added more broth and onion pieces.|
|Sprinkled grated Parmesan Cheese on top.|
|Next put some salad croutons on top.|
|Laid cheese on top - I had Monterey Jack so that's what I used.|
|Heated in the microwave with the top on per the instructions.|
|Done! Super hot!|
|First bite with some broth, croutons, unions and cheese, YUM!|
I think this French Onion Soup was about as good as any I've had. One thing I did, though, that probably added a bit more flavor, was this: I had a roasted chicken that I bought at Smart & Final - it was plump and juicy and there were juices on the bottom of the container. I put those in the crock for the initial baking of the onion, and that's what was left in that "little broth left" photo. Then I added beef broth that I bought when I continued on to make the soup. I think the roasted chicken juices probably made it more tasty, but instead I could have sprinkled a little bit of spice here and there and probably had the same result.
From me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everybody! :)