Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SOUP'S ON!!!!


Welcome to another Tastey Tuesday. With the cold days ahead, there is nothing better then a hot bowl of soup. I have always enjoyed tomato soup and this recipe is one that I have used for many years. Found in my very first cookbook received at my wedding shower, it is a hearty style soup made with ingredients most commonly found in the pantry.
I love an easy and quick recipe when days are long and busy in the studio. Yet, I love a "made from scratch" taste too. This recipe fits that perfectly.

HEARTY TOMATO BASIL SOUP
1 medium onion, finely chopped about 1/2 cup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softemed
2 cans condensed tomato soup (10 3/4oz.size)
1 soup can of milk~ (I use skim milk)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sweet basil leaves, or my variation of a one tablespoon of pesto.
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

In a medium saucepan, cook and stir onion in butter till tender.
Stir in cream cheese. Gradually stir in the soup and milk, beat with whip till smooth.
Add the seasonings. Heat through and stir frequently, but do not let it boil.
To garnish, chopped zucchini or peppers give a pretty color and crunch.


How about a club sandwich with this soup? Starting with your favorite toasted breads. Add layers of turkey, cheese, bacon, tomato and lettuce. Add spreads of your choice, like mustard, mayo, basil pesto or butter. Serve with the soup and enjoy!

This meal is great for lunch or dinner. You can even add a small salad for a dinner. It is quick, easy and so tastey on a crisp fall day or evening. Enjoy.

See you Wednesday for some fun from the Paint Palette.
Fall Blessings be Yours, Celestina Marie

14 comments:

ginny said...

I love making soup in the fall and winter! I needed a simple soup recipe, especially now. My husband is having a knee replacement on the 26th and I will need to make easy simple meals while he is recovering. I will definitely try your tomato soup, yum! Thank you Celestine. Your blog is always so informative and interesting. I love to visit!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love that soup and I buy it at our Whole foods grocery store. I'm so happy to have the recipe! I'll try to make it! Thanks!

Lee Laurie said...

This looks delicious. I love soup on these cooler days.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Shelia said...

Morning, Celestina! Oh, this looks and sounds so good! I love tomato basil soup and yes, I'll just have a half of that sandwich! :)
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diva Kreszl said...

What a great recipe...we love soup at our house too! There's something very comforting about soup, especially on a chilly day!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... mmmmm... that soup sounds and looks so yummy! I love tomato soup and the sandwiches look super yummy too! It is cold and rainy here today with snow I can see on the mountaintops nearby, a perfect day to try your soup! I actually have everything in my pantry, but my basil leaves are dried, is that ok? Thanks for sharing your recipe! Bisous... Julie Marie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Celeste, that soup looks/sounds so good!!! I LOVE soup in the fall/winter! And did you know that Club Sandwiches are my favorites?? That looks sooo good!!!

I am finally feeling a bit better. Now today, I have Ashton home sick. Hope you are doing well!
Love ya,
Amy

Cathy said...

Hi Celeste,

Just dropping to say hi. I've been thinking about you lots lately. It looks like you have some beautiful items in your Etsy shop. Christmas is on its way. Yahooooo.

xo Cathy

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Yuuuum Aunt Celeste! Making me hungry for lunch and it's only 10 am! Next to Chicken Noodle, Tomato Basil or Bisque is my favorite. I have a great Ham and Potato recipe that you should try, we love it, after finding it by accident last winter.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Delicious-Ham-and-Potato-Soup/Detail.aspx

xo,
Amanda

❦TattingChic said...

OMGosh! Celeste, that looks so yummy. It would be such a treat to sit down with you at your table and sip on some of that soup and chat with you for a minute or two. Perhaps I'll settle for making some myself once I'm up to organizing my kitchen and reading your sweet emails. I cherish your friendship!

Or maybe I'll just go to Nordstrom's Cafe and get some of their Tomato Basil soup, LOL! I'm sure it won't be nearly as good, but it's not bad at all!

blushing rose said...

Celest, my friend .. the parcel arrived today, I TORE it open with anticipation and was VERY excited and VERY pleased and VERY thrilled with the creations you did for me. They are fantastic.

AND, where's my place setting? Chuckle! Looks dee-lish.

TYSM. TTFN ~ Marydon

A Stitch In Thyme said...

T soup and penut butter toasted sandwiches are a favorite around this house. I always know autumn is coming when I start craving it. mmmm goood!! Hugs. Tammy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celstina Marie,

Soup is such a great hearty meal on a cold day.
Your tomato ( one of my favourites) and the sandwich look very yummy.
Thank you for visiting me today and your kind words.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Angela said...

I have still not gotten the success part down in making home made soup...Will have to try this recipe. During the Fall and Winter, soups are just wonderful to have in the house.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..