Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's Better Homemade

The last four days have found me either languishing on the sofa, bed, or in my favorite chair. Some very nasty little guy at Walmart who was in the Christmas spirit decided to share his crud. If I live and if I find him, I will lick his face. Hard.

In the meantime, I haven't really wanted to eat anything. After all, food isn't very good if one has no sense of taste. But, today, the thought of tomato soup was enough to make me take up my bed and walk... all the way to the kitchen... Since commercial soups seem to have high fructose corn syrup added, I opted to make my own. This is what I made:

Tomato Soup

2 T. olive oil
2 T. chopped onion
1 T. chopped garlic
1/2 t. ginger powder (or 1/4 c. chopped ginger -- I used the powder)
1 can or jar of tomatoes
1 c. vegetable or chicken broth (I used veggie bouillon)
1/2 c. milk  (or almond milk)

Cook onion and garlic for one minute in olive oil. Add ginger, tomatoes, broth, and milk. Heat to just boiling (milk will curdle if it gets too hot too quickly).

Slowly put soup in blender and liquefy. Reheat and serve with one tablespoon mozzarella cheese as a garnish.

Add a few good crackers (we like the Kashi multi-grain) and you have a great lunch with the added benefits of a lot of vitamin C and garlic for that nasty cold.



  1. Hi Matty, so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well today. That cold/flu thing has been hitting a lot of friends this season too. I know what you mean about seeing contagious people in the store, my goodness the last time I went to Walmart, I felt like I wanted to old my breath! :) If you ever find the guy who gave you this cold and need to "lick his face" I'll hold him for you! :) The tomato soup sounds like the perfect comfort food. Thanks for all of your sweet comments Matty on my blog, I appreciate them so much. I hope you can curl up with a good book or an old movie today and rest well. Feel better real soon! Delisa :)

  2. I'm still fighting the cold I was fighting last week. It's just keeps hanging on. It's nice to languish, though, with no need to go anywhere!
    Hope you feel better soon. That tomato soup sounds mighty good!

  3. Hope you're feeling better soon, Matty!

  4. Your sense of humor kill me--lick his face...LOL! Anyway, I hope your better soon,prayed for you:-)

  5. Wishing you good health, Matty - ASAP!!! And a Very Happy 2012!


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