Saturday, February 6, 2010

For a Cold Winter's Day

Well the weatherman wasn't joking when he said more snow was headed our way. It started yesterday at about 8pm and I don't think it stopped until 4 this afternoon. Needless to say we got quite a bit of snow. Like over two feet (yes, I said FEET). I think the actual total was just over 26 or 27 inches.
This left us trapped in the house most of the day, but we did get some work done!

If you are looking for a delicious soup to warm you up after playing shoveling snow all day, try this one.

Crab Bisque
1 tbl olive oil
1/2 onion, diced fine
1 stalk celery, diced fine
4 tbl butter
4 tbl flour
4 c milk
1 c sharp cheddar cheese
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
2 tsp old bay (seafood seasoning)
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1 bay leaf
4-5 shakes Worcestershire Sauce
hot sauce (to taste)
2 tbl cooking sherry
1 pint whipping cream
2 tbls parsley, chopped
1 lb crabmeat

Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat, add onions and celery and cook until translucent. Stir in flour to make a roux. Slowly add milk until well blended. While stirring constantly, add cheese and tomato sauce, cook until mixture thickens. Reduce heat and add seasonings, sherry, cream, and parsley. When mixture is heated thoroughly, add crabmeat and stir gently to keep lumps intact. Enjoy.

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