Tuesday, October 20, 2009


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.

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

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