Friday, January 10, 2014

Super Simple Tomato Vegetable Soup

So. Today I made bread. Doesn't it look delicious?

Well, I made the bread because I had no more in the freezer but I also made it because I was craving a nice gooey grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. I usually make a standard wheat bread but..lets be honest here…grilled cheese taste much better on a slice of white bread. So three loaves of white bread it was. And a grilled cheese on homemade bread. Mmmmm. There is nothing better

Well, this post isn't about bread. It's about soup. Tomato soup. Well, I went to go make my usual tomato soup recipe and discovered I didn't have any chicken broth. When making homemade the chicken broth gives it a much better flavor than just using water. Well, I didn't have freezer stock of homemade broth? gone, Better than Bullion in various flavors? Empty Jars put back into the fridge (Thanks hun! Lol…men.)I even was going to steal a few flavor packets from my stock of Ramen noodles…nope…empty box…(Thanks again!). I was running out of ideas.

Well, I started to dig through my cabinets in hopes that some sort of broth would magically appear. And it did! Well…kind of. When I was doing my shopping for thanksgiving dinner in November, one of the things on my list was Mayo. Well, the brand of mayo I like happened to come with a packet of Knorr® Vegetable Recipe mix. I'm assuming because of the holidays. Well, I very rarely use packaged mixes but I needed mayo so… Well, I got home put the mayo in the fridge, and *almost* threw the mix away. Something stopped me..I don't know what it was. Maybe it was the picture of the delicious looking dip on the front? I don't know but instead of the trash, I threw it in the cabinet because I figured it could be used for something.

Well, it could be used for something. And it saved my craving for having grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Before my discovering, my husband suggested we just have grilled cheese and chips. GRILLED CHEESE AND CHIPS???!!!?? Who doesn't that. You can't have a grilled cheese unless it's paired up with soup. At least I can't anyway. It's like the thing to do. *wink*

Here is the recipe in case you happen to have a packed of mix laying around.

Super Simple Vegetable Tomato Soup

1 package of Knorr® Vegetable Recipe mix
1 28 once can of crushed tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced

In a large saucepan sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add canned tomatoes. Fill empty tomato can 1 1/2 times with water; add Knorr® Vegetable Recipe mix. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for approximately a 1/2 hour.

Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches.

I honestly wasn't expecting this soup to be anything spectacular, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was really good.  I will definitely be making it again whenever I am in the need for a super simple, quick and easy soup.

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1 comment:

  1. Definitely cannot have grilled cheese with chips! Haha! The soup looks delicious! And so does that grilled cheese!


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