Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Kind of Day

This morning, as I looked at the wind and rain, I thought that it might be a tomato soup and grilled cheese kind of day. When we went out in the afternoon, it sort of was and sort of wasn't. Walking in one direction, with the wind at our backs was one thing, but on the way home we were walking into the wind--a whole other experience! It was brisk. Soup and sandwich seemed like a very good idea then!
I made an extremely simple and quick chunky tomato soup. I had a couple of sweet red peppers that I diced and put in a pot with a puddle of olive oil along with diced onion and chopped garlic (4 cloves, I think). I stirred the veg around until it was softened, then added a couple of tins of chopped tomatoes in juice and some tomato puree (tomato paste in the US). I rinsed the cans and poured that water in the pot and added some oregano and basil. I let it simmer for a while and then whizzed it up with my stick blender, leaving it a wee bit chunky. I had a little bit of leftover whole wheat penne, so I threw that in the bowls and ladled the soup over. I made grilled cheese on my indoor grill. It was a delicious simple meal--the best kind!

I hope your day is filled with simple pleasures, too.


NanaDiana said...

One of our all time favorites (the grandkids and my own). I sometimes slip some crisp bacon into the cheese sandwiches. Your soup sounds delicious....much better than Campbells. lol
Have a great rest of the day- xo Diana

Brenda said...

Have not made without fresh tomatoes but this sounds yummy
I use small can v 8 in place of most of the water

Lynne said...

Love easy, quick meals like that!
No recipe . . . just add, and they always seem to turn out the best!r

Jenny said...

Oh dear, that sounds heavenly ... both the walk and the weather, but especially that wonderful tomato soup. I am a complete fool for tomato soup. My homemade recipe involves making a white sauce first, then adding the tomatoes and blending to the right shade of red, haahaha. So good with homemade croutons of day-old pumpernickel rye. Happy autumn! xoxo