I have always wanted to start a food blog, but I haven’t for fear that no one would read it and if they did, they would think I suck. Well, with some gentle prodding from friends, I am starting one. I will be posting recipes and pictures of stuff I make for dinner or whenever. I am NOT a chef but I do love to eat good food. I hope ya’ll like it!
Dinner tonight was Tomato Basil Soup and homemade French bread (from my breadmaker, lame but easy). I absolutely LOVE Tomato Basil soup, but I find a lot of store bought ones are WAY too sweet for my taste. Anything that is tomatoey and sweet makes me want to hurl. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and we adore it. I’ll add pictures from the leftovers.
Rachel’s Tomato Basil Soup
Prep Time: approx. 5 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 35
Minutes. Ready in: approx. 40 Minutes. Makes 6 servings.
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by CaraMommy
|1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (11.5 ounce) can
tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
|20 fresh basil, cut into
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine
I also added one can of petite diced tomatoes because I like it chunky.
1 In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, vegetable
juice, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30
minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the basil. At this
point, you may puree the soup if you wish. Add the cream and
butter; return to medium-low heat, and stir until butter is
melted. Serve immediately.
Obviously, this is in no way, shape or form healthy. I don’t give a crap about that though. I had been stuck in the house with my children all day because of a Snow Day and I wanted something warm and comforting. This totally fit the bill.