Monday, April 29, 2013
Homemade Tomato Parmesan Soup
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped butternut squash
2 cans organic diced tomatoes salt free
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 cups chicken broth or 4 cups water and chicken bouillon
2 cups fat free milk
a handful of sun dried tomatoes ( optional, I just have a big bag right now)
fresh chopped basil if you have it ( not really necessary)
Salt and pepper to taste
Stevia to taste if you want it a bit sweet like Campbell's which I do just to my bowl.
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Saute in the oil the onion, celery, carrot and squash until the onions are translucent. Add the cans of tomatoes with juice and chicken broth or water( dried tomatoes and basil) and simmer until all the veggies are soft. I usually let mine cook for a few hours. If you want you could put it in the crockpot after sauteing. Transfer your soup a little at a time into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Put it back onto your soup pot and reheat until nice and warm, then add the Parmesan cheese and stir until it melts. Add milk. Salt, Pepper and Stevia to taste.
1 cup of this soup has a grand total of 2 power points plus if your on WW. That's hardly countable for such a hearty filling soup.
It makes quite a bit so I store the rest in quart jars in the fridge.
Enjoy. Please.... If you try this soup let me know in the comments how you like it and if you changed it at all.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Dad just got home from buying all the tiling supplies. The tile guy comes Monday to finish off the bathroom. Looks like we will be making our goal of putting our house on the market in 2 weeks.
I will leave you now with warm thoughts and the hopes that Ruth comes back home today. Enjoy your day. Blessings, Sue
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
a gloomy Gus kind of day. I lit the candles and stitched a bit.
It feels like the calm before the storm. There's a feeling in the air. Not a bad feeling, just an uncertainty that hovers, just outside of grasp.
We are just about to put the house on the market. I have a feeling things will go fast. Packing, and purging. 30 years is a very long time to live in a home. It's an exciting new chapter in my book of life.
I do know that I miss writing on here terribly and even though I have been hesitant to get on here again, I now know that I will be wanting to share parts of my life with very important people.
I've been spending a lot of time walking around Lindo Lake. These are just a few photos of the many birds I love to watch.
Until later then, Blessings, Sue