For lunch yesterday Chris decided that he wanted Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup (Chris worked from home yesterday due to the massive snowstorm that hit our area). But we had no tomato soup, and due to the snowstorm, I couldn't go get my most favorite soup- Imagine Creamy Tomato Soup.
(Seriously, this soup is so good, I have dreamed about it.) Anyway, I decided to make one from the stuff we had on hand. After searching the internet, I found a good recipe, but had one small problem . . . I would need to use a blender to puree the soup.
Let me start by saying that I am not fond of the blender. Don't get me wrong- it is the one we registered for and super cute- but I just don't really like to use it. (I like the Cuisinart.) Hubs loves the blender. The blender makes him delightful strawberry daiquiris and other girly drinks.
Apparently, the blender doesn't like my favoritism towards the Cuisinart and while making yesterday's homemade tomato soup, the blender took its revenge upon me . . . and burned me big time! Seriously.
Yeah, lets just say that today's fiasco did nothing to warm my feelings towards the blender.
Anyway, the soup was pretty good. I think it would have been better if it was a bit more blended, but I hate the blender, so . . . well, you know.
Homemade Tomato Soup
Adapted from passionatehomemaking.com
- 3-4 Cups diced tomatoes (I used one 14.5 oz can and 12 frozen cherry tomatoes from last summer)
- 1/2 Cup chopped onion
- 1-2 shallots chopped
- 1 Cup vegetable broth (I used homemade broth- seriously, it is magical!)
- 4 garlic cloves crushed
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried dill weed
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- In sauce pan saute shallots, onion and garlic.
- Add tomatoes and broth. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Pour into blender and puree.
- Pour back into pan and add seasonings to taste.