Thursday, November 6, 2008

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

I was making grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch this week and realized halfway through that I had no tomato soup.

Huh? Can't have one without the other. So again, I challenged my thinking.

"Tomato soup doesn't just come out of a can. It had to start with tomatoes right? I have tomatoes."

So I whipped this up and it turned out pretty good.

Fresh Tomato Soup

8 Roma tomatoes
4 cups water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup powdered milk
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Chop tomatoes (seeds, skin and all) and put into a pot with the water and bouillon. Boil until tomatoes are soft.

Blend hot soup until there are no chunks left. An immersion blender works best. For some reason hot soup in a stand blender likes to explode all over your shirt in a fiery hot mess of tomato puree. Just sayin'.

Pour soup back into pot and add all other ingredients. Simmer for 15 minutes to blend flavors.

To Participate In The Swap:

Enter the link directly related to the recipe in the Mr. Linky Below. (Please don't link to your front page. We want people to return to your blog and be able to find the recipe easily.)

Please return the linky love and link back to The Grocery Cart Challenge in your recipe post.



13 comments:

Andrea said...

I had the same revelation last week. Seems silly now to buy it when I have almost a dozen cans from my garden. I like to add roasted garlic to mine - yum!

Mrs. Querido said...

Wow, that soup looks scrumptious! I always make tomato soup from tomato sauce :) But I am going to have to try this next year when we have a vegetable garden!

Anna said...

Yum! :) Sorry, my recipe is from a few weeks ago...I just kept forgetting to join the recipe swap.

Kate said...

I'm not a big tomato soup fan myself, but my husband and kids love it. This sounds so easy. I'll definitely be making this for then soon.

WendyDarling said...

The soup looks wonderful! I will have to keep it in mind and try it. :-)

Terri and Bob said...

I love tomato soup of all varieties so I know I will be trying yours! Thanks for posting!

ourcountrycottage said...

Gayle,

Sorry for posting twice in the Mr. Linky thingy. I'm new at that.

The tomato soup sounds great.

Elizabeth said...

Can't wait to try this - may be the end of buying it in a can!

Kristen said...

I am new to blogging and certainly new to linking, so NEXT time, I will actually get the name of my recipe in the link! Sorry.
Great looking soup, by the way.

Lisa B. said...

I like trying new tomato soup recipes also. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon-Momn4boys said...

I love tomato soup!

Rachel Boldman said...

Check out my recipe...I think I'm #29 :)

Betsy said...

Thanks for this! I usually use diced canned tomatoes, but this will be nice when next summer's garden is spitting out more tomatoes than I know what to do with!