Recipe time! Tomato Soup

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 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!

12 thoughts on “Recipe time! Tomato Soup

  1. Oh, how I wishesd I wasn't allergic to tomatoes !!!! ]0=

    My 2ds is also allergic to corn products ….all of them. ]0= So I am always making EVERYTHING from scratch.

    Thank you sooooooo much for sharing. If you do do the Valentines lunch with the heart shapped sandwhiches . Take a pic ! And share. [0=

    Sending Blessings and ((hugs)) my SSiC

    In Him<><


    PS: Thank you so much for sharing. ((hugs))

  2. PS: I forgot to say …

    Boy your kids are going up !!! I love the updated pics. I REALLY NEED to put some updated pics. [0=

    In Him<><


  3. Oh good !!! I am so glad that I was able to share something you could use. [0= I know what it feels like for a child not to be able to eat things that everyone else does. ((hugs))

    Now, all we have to do is get you to have a cbox and blogging would be perfect. [0;

    Blessings and ((hugs)) my SSiC

    In Him<><


  4. I am a random blog reader from N. Idaho and I really enjoy reading about recipes that have been tried and tested. Thank you.

  5. Your homemade tomato soup sounds so yummy! I know that my DH would love it. I'll stop by again to sample your recipes. Thanks for sharing them.


  6. That tomato soup recipe sounds really yummy. I have been looking for a good recipe. My kids love tomato soup. I think this tightwad Tues. is an excellent idea!

    Thanks for sharing,


  7. I happen to love Alaska and have a dream to go there some day. I'm so glad I found another Alaskan blogger! I'm going to add you to my friends list if you don't mind.

    I love that people are adding recipes to their tightwad tuesdays. I've found several today that I've copied and pasted to a word document for future reference!

    Looking forward to reading more.


  8. That sounds really good! i love tomato soup!

    You know, if you spend about $80-90 a week it is probably the same as down here as AK costs like twice as much, doesn't it? I am sure as they get bigger I will have to be more imaginative as to food, unless they take after my family which i sincerely hope not. I am glad you are posting again, I have been checking!

  9. My kids love tomato soup (& grilled cheese sandwiches). Funds are tight so I've been trying to think of inexpensive ways to treat the kids on Valentine's day, and withOUT all the sugary stuff. Thanks!

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