Saturday, July 23, 2011

What's for dinner tonight?

Tonight we had grilled french onion soup (yes, I made it on the grill!), homemade whole wheat bread, tossed salad, and grilled apples.  The grilled apples were exactly like baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon except they were wrapped in foil and put on the grill.  Yummy!  Below is the recipe for the grilled french onion soup.  I found this recipe online at  There was a suggestion in the reviews to use foil tart pans and then wrap the whole thing in foil.  I used that method and it worked great for us.  I used the foil tart pans for the baked apples too and it made cleanup very easy.

Grilled French Onion Soup

  • 4 large Vidalia onions
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  1. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Slice the tops off of the onions, and remove the outer layer of skin. Leave the base intact. Cut slices across the top in a cross hatch pattern, going about 1/2 inch into the onion. Set each onion on a square of heavy duty aluminum foil. Double the foil if you do not have the heavy duty. Place 1 tablespoon of butter on top of each onion, then place one bouillon cube onto the butter. Fold the foil up around the onion. When almost closed, place 3 ice cubes on top of the onion, and spoon 1 tablespoon of the sherry into each packet. Seal completely.
  3. Place the packets on the grill, and cook for 40 to 45 minutes. Don't peek inside until the 40 minutes has passed. When the onions are cooked through, they will feel tender when you squeeze the packet. Open the foil up slightly, and place a slice of cheese on top of each one. Close the grill lid, and let the cheese melt into the onions for a minute.
  4. Remove from the grill, and serve from the packets, or remove the onions to a serving bowl, and pour the stock from the packets in with them.