Monday, January 14, 2019

Homemade Snowman, Cookies, and Creamy Tomato Soup


 This week after school, Cissy and I did a project before our cookies.  She was so excited to make the snowman.  I found directions on the internet, and we used some old white socks, rice to fill the snowman, the foot of another pair of old socks, some buttons, ribbon, and a permanent marker.

 Didn't her snowman turned out so cute??  She even used some pinkish eye shadow for rosy cheeks.  We just hot glued the buttons on the front and for the nose.    This is really an easy and fun project.

 Our Melting Snowman cookies were inspired by Mary.  You can find out how Mary did the cookies by clicking here.  Since Cissy and I didn't have a lot of time for baking, I bought Pepperidge Farm Brownie Cookies for our base.  You could use peanut butter cookies, or really whatever flat cookie you like.  You just melt the white almond bark, plop it on the cookie, spread it a little,   and then add your mini halved peanut butter cups, mini chocolate chips, and we used candy corn (yes, I still had some!) for the nose, that I pre-cut.  Aren't they adorable!?  I'm not sure who has more fun, me or Cissy!?



Here's my little snowman.  Save those old, mismatched socks for a cute project!




Yield: 6-8

Creamy Tomato Soup

My late beloved and I visited Asheville a year before he passed away. While there, we ate at The Tupelo Honey Cafe, and I enjoyed this soup, which is perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich.

ingredients:


  • 1 (24-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream

instructions:


  1. Combine the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, bay leaf, sugar, and salt in a heavy saucepan.  Bring to a boil., immediately decrease the heat to medium, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the mixture lightly coats the spoon.
  2. Whisk in the pepper and the cream and continue to cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes. 

NOTES:

When I have extra tomato paste, I freeze the paste on parchment paper in 1 tablespoon increments.  When frozen, I then place into a freeze-proof container.
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 I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

30 comments:

  1. What a fabulous job Cissy did fashioning her snowman. It is gorgeous! Yum, creamy tomato soup....that would keep the icicles away. Cute snowman cookies. Soooo much fun to be had at your house, Kitty♥

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  2. The snowmen turned out cute! I've made this soup Kitty and can say it's very good! Have a great week:@)

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  3. Snow much fun Kitty! I always enjoy seeing Cissy's sweet smiling face and what she's been up to in your kitchen! The snowmen cookies turned out so cute (and better than mine :) Thanks for reminding me about Tupelo Honey. We have one nearby that I haven't been to in ages. It's definitely soup weather here. ♥

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  4. What cute and yummy cookies! The snowman is adorable and years ago, I would have attempted to make him too. He would make a very cute Christmas gift for anyone really. Cissy is adorable as always and has a smile that would light up a room! Have a beautiful day, Kitty. Hugs and blessings.

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  5. Both the snowman and cookies are adorable! Very creative. Creamy tomato soup is perfect a perfect lunch in winter.

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  6. Cute snowman!Great idea!The cookies look very good and pretty too.Thanks for the soup's recipe!Blessings to Cissy and you.

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  7. Frosty would approve of your super cute snowman (and what a great way to repurpose mismatched socks!). I'll have to remember the melted snowman cookies for our next office potluck. They're so easy that even I can make them!

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  8. Kitty, I am absolutely in love with your snowman and your granddaughter's too! SOOO adorable! And those cookies are almost too cute to eat. I've never made tomato soup before. It sure sounds good for a cold winter supper! xo

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  9. Those snowmen are adorable! Your cookies look delicious and I "pinned" your soup recipe. I enjoy your blog!

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  10. The snowmen are adorable! And good idea for a supermarket shortcut with the cookies.

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  11. Oh my, how cute! And Cissy is getting prettier and prettier each time she's pictured!

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  12. The snowman and the cookies are darling, and I know you enjoyed making them with darling Cissy!

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  13. I just love the special memories that you make with your grandchildren! So much fun to make the snowman together, and then also the cookies! Oh my, that tomato soup looks soo good! That sounds like a wonderfully easy recipe, and nothing goes better with tomato soup than a grilled cheese sandwich! Blessings :)

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  14. What a fun winter project and I love those cute snowmen you made. The soup sounds great too. Thanks Kitty for sharing this at our link party. Hope you have a nice week. Julie

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  15. Oh how I've been hungry for tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich...especially today in chilly Florida! Those cookies would be the perfect treat after a wonderful meal like this. Pinning this recipe...MMMM! Cissy looks so cute...and proud.

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  16. Loads of fun but I love the melting snowman cookies most! (Although what's NOT to love about tomato soup?!)

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  17. Oh, those snowmen! So adorable! And, the soup sounds so wonderful for a cold, snowy day! Your times with your little grandchildren are so inspiring to read about. I hope you write a book one day all about your special memories with them!

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  18. Sooooo cute! That sock snowman could be sold in a shop! I love tomato soup and just made some last week WITH grilled cheese for dinner!

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  19. Well I don't know what I am liking the best, the snowman or the cookies! LOL! Yum on the cookies but that snowman is adorable. What a fun project for you and Cissy. Loving that tomato soup recipe too. Marty doesn't care for it but I love me a good bowl of tomato soup. I can remember my granny making it for me and she always put a tad of butter in it. YUM! Happy day to you dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  20. How darling the snowman and cookies are. Cissy is so cute. Tomato soup is my husband's favorite. This is a perfect soup for a chilly day.

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  21. Kitty, this is darling. I love to see the sweet projects you and Cissy do together. You are creating wonderful special memories of a life time for this precious child. She will never forget these times together, even thought they may seem ordinary today. Cookies look tasty and that snowman is a cute project.

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  22. Adorable snowman! And she’s a doll...
    We just made tomato soup! Love it...๐Ÿ’•
    Hughugs

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  23. I made a similar snowman once quite a few years ago. Yours came out cuter, though. And I have seen those melted snowman cookies before. I love your idea for using purchased cookies as a base. Your cookies came out so cute. I enjoy seeing the projects that you and Cissy come up with and work on together. What a special relationship the two of you have!

    I've saved the tomato soup recipe ... it looks wonderful!

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  24. What an adorable post, Kitty! Love the sock snowmen and those cookies are too cute! I once made 'Easter Bunnies' out of socks, years ago. They were fun to make. I love tomato soup, but all the store brands have so much sodium. I've been looking for a good recipe that's easy to make and now I've found it! Thanks for sharing and such a sweet memory to go with it, too. Every time I see Cissy, she is growing and growing into such a pretty young lady. Sending you blessings for your week and the start of this new year! Hugs xo Karen

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  25. Hi Kitty,

    Cissy is so lucky to have you for a grandmother!! Seriously Kitty, she will never forget these times that you two have spent together. Growing up, I dearly loved my maternal grandmother, and we spent a lot of time with her, but she never taught me to cook or sew. I wish that she had, but I still have fond memories of our times together and I still miss her to this day.

    The snowman is darling :D and the cookies look delicious. I happen to know that the soup is delish because I made it one winter. If you ever return to Asheville, I'll be there to meet you and we'll have lots to talk about. I hope you have a great weekend, my friend!!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  26. Such a sweet picture of Cissy ... I learned to make tomato soup in grade 7, which was a very long time ago ( ha ha) ..Cissy has a good head start learning her cooking and sewing skills from her loving grandma....xoxoxox

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  27. Those cookies are absolutely darling. My Little Dude would have fun making them too. I have always wanted to make my own tomato soup, but don't have a food mill to start with fresh tomatoes. This recipes sounds delicious and easy enough. I can't wait to give it a go!

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  28. Cissy always does a great job with all she does. The snowman project turned out so cute and I know y'all had fun. The cookies sound relish and yum, I love the soup and sandwich. I know it brought back sweet and special memories for you. Hope you have a wonderful week Kitty..........

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  29. Hi Kitty,
    Your little snowman is just precious and what a great project for you and Sissy. I love tomato soup and your soup would have been a great addition to your special project day. Looks like we are going to have a little snow, keep warm and cozy! Hope you are having a great week and staying warm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  30. Good morning, sweet Kitty! My, what a precious little post! Cissy's snowman is just the cutest and those cookies are darling. The two of you create such wonderful things together.

    Your soup looks and sounds delicious, my friend. I will have to try it sometime soon. Enjoy your day! Much love to you!

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