Use the microwave.
FRENCH ONION SOUP
6 tablespoons butter
4 large yellow onions, sliced vertically (about 5 cups)
2 cans condensed beef consommé (Campbell’s)
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 to 8 slices French bread, 1/2 inch thick, toasted (number of slices needed to top soup bowl depends on diameter of bread)
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
In a 3 quart casserole place butter and onions; cover. Microwave on high for 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender, stirring 2 times. Add consommé, hot water, wine, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Re-cover. Microwave on high for 8 to 9 minutes, or until boiling. Divide soup among four individual 15 ounce casseroles or soup bowls. Top each bowl with 1 to 2 slices French bread. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Microwave until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
Yield: 4 large servings