Sunday, January 15

Cozy weekend & soup

It snowed for the first time this week and Winnie had her first snow experience. 

The rest of this weekend was filled with warm, coziness, movies and reading.

I have started reading this book and so far I am loving it. I also tried a new recipe today (you know to continue my resolution). Snowy weather and Jake has been feeling a little under the weather, so I figured soup would be the best. So I made Tomato Basil Soup. So, good. It's definitely something we'll eat again. I paired it with a provolone,tomato grilled cheese sandwich.

Tomato Basil Soup
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 - 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
1 - 14 oz. can of whole tomatoes*
2 cups of stock (chicken or vegetable)
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of heavy cream
3 tablespoons of fresh basil, julienned
Parmesan cheese

*I used peeled, fresh tomatoes and blended it all with an immersion blender.

In a saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat for 1 minute.  Add the crushed tomatoes.  Add the whole tomatoes one at a time, squeezing them into the pan to break them up.  Add the juice from the whole tomatoes, as well.  Add chicken stock, salt, pepper and sugar.  Cook the soup on medium at a simmer for 10 minutes.  To finish, reduce the heat to low and stir in heavy cream and basil. 

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