My friend, Patty, gave me the recipe for what she said is "the best soup ever".
I have to say that it's the best tomato soup ever! I had it twice this past week, for Ash Wednesday and Friday, and have enough leftover to freeze for several more bowls.
Cissy made varsity cheerleader at her high school! She also had her banquet, and here she is with my daughter.
I was able to see Avery play in a volleyball tournament on Saturday evening. Her team won all their games. Avery plays libero for her team.
After the games, we took pictures with Julie, my DIL, Tim, my son, Avery and me.
These fun family members took me bowling to celebrate my birthday. I hadn't bowled in many years, but wow did we ever have fun!!! We can't wait to go back.
Yield: maybe about 6
Roasted Tomato Soup
This soup really is the best roasted tomato soup, and is perfect with a grilled cheese .
- 3 large cans (totaling 105 oz) whole tomatoes, drained (I used slightly less ounces)
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 large onion,roughly chopped
- 1 cup beef broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian)
- 5 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) brown sugar
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1 cup half and half (I used 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup milk)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan.
- Drain the tomatoes and place them in the pan, along with the garlic and onion.
- Blend the sauce, which is the 1 cup beef (or vegetable) broth, the vinegar, soy sauce and the brown sugar, in a small bowl, and then pour this over the tomato mix. Roast for 50 minutes or until browned. This may smoke and look rather charred which is the goal!! Let cool and then puree in batches in a blender until very smooth, or place in a large pot and use an immersion blender.
- Warm the soup up and then add the ending ingredients of the 1/2 cup beef (or vegetable) broth, and the half and half. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Bowling...how fun. Lovely photos of your family, Kitty. I must say, the tomato soup sounds delicious. I might have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing it.ReplyDelete
Your tomato soup sounds delicious Kitty! Congrats to Cissy and Avery, love that you went bowling for your birthday! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. ♥ReplyDelete
That soup sounds delicious! I bet bowling was a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
I am saving this recipe, Kitty. Hubby loves tomato soup--with a grilled cheese sandwich, of course. Love the pictures of your family and congrats to Cissy and Avery! Glad you had fun bowling. I haven't been bowling in years! xo DianaReplyDelete
I LOVE homemade tomato soup! This sounds very flavorful! Looks like you've been having lots of family fun! Wonderful for all of you!!ReplyDelete
Bowling?! That does sound like fun. Nice to see the family and what they are up to!ReplyDelete
Mmm...tomato soup is my favorite and this looks great! Glad to hear you had a fun celebration!!ReplyDelete
The soup sounds wonderful Kitty, I adore tomato soup, I must try this! Looks like a lot of fun family times and congrats to sweet Cissy! You always share such cute family photos, family is the best isn’t it! Have a great week and on to March!ReplyDelete
What awesome memories! What a beautiful family. The soup sounds delicious. I had some tomato soup in a restaurant recently and they didn't cut the acid in it with sugar: big mistake. I have to watch my sugar so I use agave gel instead. And I don't do soy but do sweet curry. And add spinach. Basically very similar to the "base" of this delicious sounding recipe. Thank you for sharing! I will try it your way one of these Lenten Fridays!ReplyDelete
So: how did you do in bowling???? I have broken my main hand wrist twice and the thumb where it attaches to that hand so I won't ever be bowling again.....which is a good thing cuz I am the worst bowler ever. SO glad you do such fun things! ♥♥♥
Yum on the soup. Just pinned it! I make tomato soup too and love it. I will have to try this recipe. Congratulations to Cissy. Your family is beautiful Kitty. I know that you proud of them. I haven't bowled in years! Sounds like fun. Happy March Kitty. Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
What a delicious looking soup! Tomato soup and a grilled cheese was always a favorite of mine too. :) Love that you went bowling!! I haven't been bowling for years either. Fun this to do with the kids. ♥ReplyDelete
I'm happy you enjoyed your birthday week. I enjoy seeing the photos of your family. The soup looks delish!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Cissy and Avery! Bowling looks so fun, Kitty. My granddaughter is 18mos and her mommy & daddy had a family day of bowling this past weekend. Lol, they had a little hill slide contraption to put the ball on for her to push. They even had shoes to [almost] fit her. Your tomato soup sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
The roasted tomato soup with grilled cheese is perfect for a winter meal!ReplyDelete
Did you bowl any strikes on your birthday outing?
Happy Birthday! Adorable Family photos! Yummy recipe.ReplyDelete
What a lovely time all of you had together, congratulations to Cissy, and to Avery for all their accomplishments, so wonderful that you can get together to celebrate with them! And this soup does sound so amazing! It would be wonderful with tomatoes fresh out of the oven too! A recipe to keep in mind for that time! Happy March blessings to you!ReplyDelete
That soup and a grilled cheese - sign me up! Looks like you had a very fun celebration. Blessings on the rest of your week! ;)ReplyDelete
Many happy birthday wishes.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing your lovely family photographs and what a wonderful soup ... delicious.
Have a happy month of March.
All the best Jan
Congrats to Cissy and Avery. I know you are so proud of both. Your tomato soup sounds delicious! Everyone who knows me knows I'm a tomato loving girl and I have to try this. I think I live on my favorite soup. Thanks for the recipe Kitty. Happy March sweet friend.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great soup Kitty! Happy Belated B-Day:@)ReplyDelete
Kitty, I love your beautiful family—I've watched your grands grow up! This soup sounds wonderful. And, of course, being made with canned tomatoes means you can make it any time of year.ReplyDelete
i could live on soup - and this sounds delish! Great family pics - hope you had a nice b-day!ReplyDelete
Kitty, I enjoyed looking at the family photos. How fun to go bowling for your birthday. The soup sounds delicious and thanks for the recipe.ReplyDelete
The soup sounds amazing and it was so nice to see the photos of your fun family times. May God continue to bless all of you!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to YOU Kitty! We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome Birthday post. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on Full Plate Thursday, 631. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!ReplyDelete