I know you expected a pregnancy update today but the weekend was so busy I forgot to have Den take a picture of me, and what is an update without a picture? Boring. So I hopefully will have that tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a soup recipe for you. (P.S. Cookies in July swappers, I will be sending your matches later today!)
While I enjoy baking year-round, I try not to turn the oven on in the summer for dinner (I save it for more important stuff, like pie!) and lean toward simple stovetop meals like last week’s Easy-Peasy Cheesy Tuna Noodle Bowls, or grilled cheese with tomato soup. I usually wouldn’t be eating hot soup in the summer, but baby is digging it lately and who am I to decline to deliver “womb service?” I have a feeling I’m going to be turning on the oven for dinner if baby decides s/he needs some sort of casserole, too.
I’m not above heating up canned soup (I love the roasted red pepper and tomato soup in the cartons you can get at Aldi now!), but I came up with this recipe when I had a tomato soup emergency (i.e. I really
wanted needed it!) and no canned tomato soup, using ingredients I found in the cupboard and fridge. Emergencies make the most delicious dinners sometimes!
Easy Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup
Printable recipe with picture
1 (14.5 oz) can Italian style diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic & oregano)
½ cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
1/3 cup V-8 Hot & Spicy juice (optional, will be thicker without)
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar, or to taste
½ teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat to simmering. While heating, use an immersion blender to puree the mixture. Serve hot.
This sounds yummy! Now if I can just figure out something to use instead of heavy cream (I know it wont be the same but…), I’ll be in heaven! And there is no better comfort food combination than grilled cheese and tomato soup!
I have another roasted red pepper and tomato soup recipe that uses Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream that’s wonderful: https://veronicascornucopia.com/2011/02/09/roasted-red-pepper-and-tomato-soup/
This sounds delicious! and I love V-8!
I like it once in a while but a whole container was too much for me so I found a way to use some of it up. :)
I love tomato soup,.and this look delicious, we are in Winter but normally I love soups every time!!
Love Umbert the unborn!
Well I guess soup is perfect for you right now, or any time then! The comics are totally new to me this week, but I love them too!
I love soup anytime of year! As you know my ideal weather is about 95 degrees. So, if it’s 80 out soup is fine…lol! Recipes that you come up with on the fly are sometimes the best! I love the terms “womb service”…too funny!
LOL crazed woman! I wish I loved the heat like you do.
And by the way, I’m totally baking a casserole just now. I just had to have it! lol
Now I’m craving this too!
I’m not sorry, and you won’t be either if you make it. :)
I love that womb service cartoon, so funny!! I can’t imagine waking up with crazy cravings, I am hungry enough as it is.
I saw it on Facebook and loved it too! Thankfully Gary gave me permission to use it on my blog-he’s so nice.
I can eat tomato soup any time of the year. This sounds wonderful Veronica!