(Not necessarily a Christmas dish, but very French!) 

Soupe À L'Oignon

(Onion Soup) 


You will Need:

1 pound yellow onions, sliced

1/4 cup butter

2 tablespoons flour

4 cups water

5 beef bouillon cubes or the equivalent in vegetarian beef broth

French bread, sliced and toasted

parmesan cheese


Step One - Sauté onions in butter. Add flour. Brown flour slightly.


Step Two - Add bouillon and water. Simmer soup 15 minutes.


Step Three - Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls. Top with bread and a sprinkle of cheese.


Step Four - Broil until cheese is light brown. Enjoy!


Tiny Bûche de Noël 

Making a real Bûche de Noël can be a little complicated for young children.

Here is a much simpler idea.


You will Need:

Individual size rolled cakes (like Ho-Hos)

can of chocolate frosting

stick of butter

powdered sugar


Step One - Secure a cake to a plate with a dab of frosting. Cut a second cake into fourths. With frosting, secure one cut piece to the bigger cake to resemble a log stump.


Step Two - Frost the whole cake with the chocolate frosting and make marks on the frosting to resemble bark.


Step Three - Soften the butter. Add enough powdered sugar to make a clay. Use this clay to make little mushrooms to decorate your cake.


Step Four - Enjoy!


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