08 May 2008

Not Campbell's Tomato Soup

I'm not sure how people can stand to put that revolting substance in their mouths; it's so absolutely repellant. I like tomatoes a lot, but I have never cared for tomato soup. When I was pregnant with Lily, I watched a lot of Campbell's Tomato Soup commercials with that catchy jingle and being pregnant, I had a craving. The following recipe is what I came up with to satisfy the tomato soup craving. I can testify to the veracity of it's tastiness by the mere fact that when Sarah eats it, she petitions for a second bowl.

Joanna's Easy and Yet Tasty Tomato Soup

2 t oil
1/2 to 1 onion (use however much you like), chopped
4 cups chicken stock
2 14oz cans Italian style diced tomatoes
1 8oz can tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large pot put the oil and the chopped onion and cook, on medium high, until the onion is translucent.

2. Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring it barely to a boil and turn the heat down to medium or medium low (4). Cook for about 20 minutes or until the soup has thickend some. While it's cooking salt and pepper to taste.

Other things you can add to this soup that would make it taste yummy are rosemary, thyme and fresh parsley. We often garnish with some cheese (Parmesean, Cheddar or Mozzarella) and eat it with Goldfish crackers and fresh baked bread.
***What do you think of my stepped up vocab?


Johanna said...

Wow, this recipe should be required reading for SAT prep with your rockin' stepped up vocabulary.

Joanna said...

Rockin'? That is so Jr. High.

Tina said...

Oh, chunks of tomato... ewww....
BUT, I do love a good tomato soup, so I will 'give it a go'(like my british turn of phrase?)
hmmm.... maybe I will food process the tomatoes...

Johanna said...

Tina, I was also thinking about blending the whole thing!

Jo, I used "rockin'" on purpose in order to add irony to my statement. Now, I'm pretty sure writing with irony is NOT a jr. high thing!

Joanna said...

I was going to suggest also that you could use crushed tomatoes instead of diced if you don't like that.

Johanna, I know! I thought it was soooo funny!