Thursday, October 11, 2012

cooking: tomato basil soup

when i was in kindergarten, i would come home every day at lunch time and my mom would make me tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich
i would wait in the living room and watch david the gnome while my mom was cooking in the adjacent room
it is one of the fondest memories i have of my mother and i cherish it even more now that i have kids of my own
using the abundant crop of tomatoes from our garden i decided to make homemade soup
 wash and de-stem your t-maters
chop a shallot
 chuck in a large pot with some olive oil, salt and pepper
be sure to add enough salt... that is what makes it so delicious!
 add some basil
unfortunately i had run out of fresh and had to use dried
 simmer for 30 minutes
the skins of the tomatoes should be peeling off
 add two tablespoons of butter, sugar and flour
 mix until dissolved 
  blend your soup using an immersion blender
serve with a grilled cheese and watch some re-runs of your favorite cartoon!

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