I finished the soup, and went to make the sandwiches and got distracted by some Daniel shenanigans. Then I managed to burn the sandwiches. I quickly threw away the burnt sandwiches and started over. I finished dinner, we ate, and then I started cleaning up. Daniel was trying to help me and I kept trying to get him to go play. Then all of the sudden, the soup pot dumped over. Hot soup spilled all over the counter and floor, and all over me. It took everything in me to keep from crying. I got the mess cleaned up and Daniel and I left and went to the park for awhile because I NEEDED out of the house! I seriously could not wait for bedtime tonight. Too bad I am doing total body detox cause I really could use some chocolate! Anyway, here is my tomato soup recipe. Despite the fact that it spilled, it was really yummy!
- 2-3 lbs fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced (to peel tomatoes, blanche them in boiling water until the skins split, then place them in very cold water for about a minute until cool enough to handle. Peel the skins away) or you can use two 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 1 tbsp. italian herbs
- 1 tsp. dill
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 5 cups of chicken stock
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. pesto sauce (if desired)
Remove soup from heat and puree using an immersion blender, regular blender, or food processor. Return to the heat and stir in the sour cream and pesto (if using). Turn down to low heat and allow to simmer for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle with a little cheese, add in your favorite crackers or with grilled cheese sandwiches! This soup is also great to use in recipes that call for tomato soup! Yum!
Until next time, happy and HEALTHY cooking and EATING!