Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A new soup to try and menu planning.

After a night out and a night off from cooking, it's back to the kitchen. Tonight we're having grilled cheese with Cooking Light's Creamy Tomato-Balsamic Soup. This recipe caught my eye and has been receiving very good reviews from the folks over on the Cooking Light bulletin boards. I am a big fan of Cooking Light's Tomato-Basil Soup, but it's always nice to have a change of pace and a recipe that uses canned tomatoes for fall and winter. Eventually I'd like to get in the habit of keeping homemade tomato soup in the freezer as a way of having a quick meal instead of relying on Campbell's. It seems like a nice, wholesome soup until you read the label and see that it's made with corn syrup.

Photo from Cooking Light

My mom is coming for a visit starting on Thursday. The boys have said recently that they would like to try French Onion Soup - I was so excited! I think I'll try to scare up a good recipe for that and serve it with one of my favorite salads - Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese and Candied Almonds.

Friday night we'll be going out to see Jerry Seinfeld! I'm so excited! I offered to try to get a ticket for my mom, but she chose to be our babysitter instead. Can't pass that up. So she'll be on her own for Friday - she'll probably order pizza with the boys.

Not sure about Saturday. We'd like to take her out for sushi - she loves it and doesn't get it all that often where she lives. Sunday I'd like to do something with a pork loin. Not sure what yet.

Stay tuned for recipes and a review of tonight's soup!


  1. Hi. . .stumbled in from Mona's blog. Love your site. Anxious to try the tomato soup recipe. I made one from Cooking Light - Wild Rice and Mushroom - quite tasty. I love to scrap and sew, too. A few samples posted at my blog.
    I'll be back.

  2. Hi Janice. Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to try that soup you mentioned - my boys finally like mushrooms and one of them adores wild rice!

    I'll pop over to your blog soon for a visit....

  3. Hey Alysha--Hope you enjoy the soup as much as I have! I just finished a batch I made Sunday, and am making more (hence the late hour) for my lunch bunch tomorrow. I hope THEY like it too!

  4. I flagged this tomato soup to try it... but so far my absolute favorite soup (which I often serve with grilled cheese too - yum) is Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Tomato Basil soup. It's a bit spicy and I love it - but it takes a while (and I have 2 little kids) so I wish there was something just as good but quicker! I'm a huge fan of balsamic vinegar... when you make the recipe I'd love to know if the brown sugar sweetens it... because I tend to only like savory soups. This time of year I love to make a butternut squash soup but stay clear of any that have any sweet stuff like sugar or apple.... any way - just found your site and love it.

  5. Hi!
    I like your blog a lot and am going to add to my list of favorites!
    This soup recipe also caught my attention in the october issue. So, did you like it?! I love soups and may try this one sometime soon!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and telling me about your experience with the apple pie recipe! I guess I am going to try making a pie with an all butter crust and see how the tastes compare! As I said, I don't like shortening, and actually looked for this Spectrum (after reading about in in the CLBB), but did not find it, so I bought the crisco that has zero trans-fat.

  6. Still have yet to make the soup, but it will be on the menu for next week for sure! Right....

    Thanks for stopping by Ana and Lisa. I will try to remember to let you know about the sugar in the soup! The spicey soup sounds good too.