If you've read any of my posts below you'll know that we've got a bunch of tomatoes.
So, If life serves you tomatoes, make tomato soup!
I cored and quartered 5 or 6 tomatoes.
Slice up two yellow onions.
I probably added 5 or 6 cloves of garlic(not sure, but pretty certain-I put garlic in everything but my Cheerios)
Added salt and pepper to taste and drizzled on 1/3 cup of olive oil.
Roasted them at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
When they came out, they looked good and smelled better.
Dumped that mixture into a stock pot, added 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 Bay leafs.
Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes.
Remove the bay leafs.
Add torn basil and blend.
It called for a 1/4 cup of basil-I think I added a little more......
Then I made Italian Grilled Cheese Sammies ala Rachael Ray
Sammies were awesome, as was the soup.
So for all you out there that think you can't make wicked good tasting food at home from scratch, I say go for it!
Stay hungry my friends!