I have decided to start doing recipes on my blog. I have been making quite a few new recipes, and thought I would share them here. This will be one way I can keep current on my blog, and maybe people will want to stop by more often.
Speaking of which, would you all mind leaving a comment or two when you stop by? I show that I get some traffic, but I never hear if what I am saying is really worth saying. ;-0 Anyway, it would just be nice to know who is stopping by! LOL!
The first recipe I would like to share is my homemade Tomato soup. I have been wanting to eat some, but when I went to the store to buy some, I found that it had corn syrup in it. The reason I have been reading labels lately is because my almost 8yo son appears to be allergic to corn syrup and possibly corn starch. He doesn’t seem to react to popcorn or to corn kernels though. Anyway, then I had the quest to find a tomato soup recipe that didn’t include an ingredient that had corn syrup/starch in it! I browsed many soup recipes on the Allrecipes.com site, and finally found one! Here it is…and it’s GOOD too! I am so glad I was forced to "think outside the box!"
Basil Tomato Soup
- 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
- 18 fresh basil leaves, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add basil and sugar. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted.
We had it with Grilled cheese sandwiches. It had a very "fresh" tomato taste, as dh put it. The kids and dh all loved it! By the way, this would be great to make on Valentines Day for lunch, with some heart shaped sandwiches! Wouldn’t that be fun!
Oh, and with some of the leftover whipping cream dh and I made "cool whip" to go on the chocolate pudding that dh discovered in the pantry and consequently made. Here is that recipe:
Whipped Cream Topping
1 c. whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dh just used a whisk and whipped it. It didn’t take very long either, and was really good! I thought it had a little too much vanilla, but no one else minded it! Homemade is the way to go, especially if you get the whipping cream on clearance!