Monday, April 22, 2013

Pot Control Tip of the Day finds its way to the Switch Poker Blog, Also, Onion Soup is Delicious

So today is the big roll out for my blog entry/tip of the day over at Switch Poker.  I'm pretty pumped about it, although I'm not really sure how many people are reading that particular blog.  The intro:

You can't win every hand of poker you play. In fact, in the long run, you'll win roughly the same number of hands as your opponents. So what separates a winning poker player from a losing one?  One way to make sure we're winning at the table is with superior pot control .

The rest of it is here.  For an attempt at dealing with a pretty complex topic in a very short number of words, I'm pretty pleased with it. 

Incidentally, if anyone out there wants me to set them up at Switch Poker, leave a comment and let me know. It's a small room, but it's really convenient and easy to pick up and play, on a desktop or on an iphone/ipod/android/etc. 

As an update on the cooking front, making onion soup was actually quite simple, tastes great, and has basically no calories as well

The only real ingredients you need:

- A bunch of onions
- A tablespoon or so of butter
- beef broth
- patience

I really thought I was going to have to add a lot of stuff to the recipe to make it palatable, but it's actually quite good as-is.  

Chop up as many onions as you'll be able to fit into a frying pan (medium sized pieces are fine, no need to burn your eyeballs off mincing the onion).

Put all the onions in a large pot with the butter and let them simmer for about 30-40 minutes, stirring  every few minutes, so the onions get nice and translucent but don't start cooking to the bottom of the pot.

The patience is key here.  Don't try to rush it, just let the onions cook down, adding more butter to keep them from sticking if needed. 

Once that's finished, add enough beef broth to the pot to make your onion soup the consistency of, well, soup, then add a bit more.  You're going to let this simmer for a few hours, so add a bit more water or broth as it cooks down.

That's it.  Tasty, easy, low in calories. 

More in a few days. 

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