First Foray into Food Writing

I knew that people would probably not be celebrating our great nation’s independence by reading my blog post, so instead of putting a post up last Thursday, then waiting a whole two weeks, I decided to break it up a bit and post it on Monday, along with the usual Monday Song.  Look down below this paragraph if you want to see what I wrote.

There is a recipe I just have to share with everyone. Hungarian Mushroom Soup is the hot dish at our house right now and it is just so good!!! I know I was poking fun at recipe blog posts a little while ago, but my love for this soup is making me write this post. Without further ado:


2-3 tablespoons butter
2 large onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
24 oz. white button mushrooms
4 tablespoons paprika
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
4 cups chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
1 cup sour cream

1) enter the kitchen

2) slice and dice all onions and mushrooms

3) preheat your largest soup pot on medium heat.  Melt 2-3 tblsp of butter in the pot, then add the onions.
4) sauté the onions until they are translucent, about 5 minutes, then add 2 cloves of minced garlic and sauté for 1 more minute.

5) add the mushrooms, slowly stirring them in with the onions. Cook until all the mushrooms are soft and juicy.**


6) add the paprika and simmer for 10ish minutes


In a separate pot:

7) melt 6 tablespoons of butter on medium heat

8) add 4 tablespoons of butter and stir with a whisk until the butter and flour are completely mixed

9) add the milk and broth to the mixture and stir for 3-4 minutes, until it looks like this


10) combine the mixture with the mushrooms and onions in the other pot, like so…


11) simmer for 15-20 minutes, then add sour cream and stir for 2 minutes

12) look at this freakishly amazing soup!!! Look at it!! It’s SO GOOD!!!


** “Soft and Juicy” was also my nickname in high school


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Thanks for reading, everyone!!!


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