Nothing gets me more inspired to cook than watching a little Food Network. There are a few cooks that I just love to watch. There are also a few I have to turn off (Rachael Ray comes to mind). Saturday morning I watched the Barefoot Contessa. Her real name is Ina Garten and I just love to watch her cook. Besides having this amazing kitchen, she has a calm about her that makes her cooking appear so easy and doable. She just seems so centered and elegant.
Papa Joe's and picked up all the ingredients and spent the rest of the day cooking my butt off. And boy, it was worth the effort. The soup was restaurant good and hearty enough to fill up my meat and potato guys. Here's the link to the recipe. Give it a try, you will love it. Make sure you make the crispy shallots to top the soup. They really add a wonderful flavor.
And thanks Krissy for the loan of the food processor. One of these days, I'm gonna get me one of those new fangled contraptions.