Last night I thought I would be clever and make a *delicious* tomato soup. From scratch. We have a garden in our backyard, in which we have an enormous tomato plant. As such, we had a good seven tomatoes sitting on our kitchen counter waiting to be consumed. So I went on Pinterest and searched through tomato soup recipes for the Vitamix. I found several that had the same ingredients:
-Handfull of chopped tomatoes
-3 Cloves of garlic
-Handful of basil leaves
-Spices (salt, pepper, and others to taste)
So I thought I would give it a try. I chopped my tomatoes, peeled my garlic, and gathered my spices. I put them all in the Vitamix and gave them a whirl until it was smooth.
Well, it didn’t turn out as I had expected. It tasted very strongly of garlic and it was thick and frothy. I tried adding water and putting it on the stove to simmer, but then it was, in essence, tomato-garlic-water.
In desperation, I asked my husband what he thought I should do and he suggested adding some Campbell’s Tomato soup. I must repeat, I was desperate. It was late, we were hungry, the kids were cranky, and Hubby was already nearly done cooking the grilled cheese sandwiches for accompaniment… I had to get it done quickly.
The result, I am happy to say, was actually palatable. It still had a strong garlic taste, but it was far more manageable than my original mixture. It was also excellent to dip a grilled cheese into.
For all of your sakes – and your sanity – please do not try to replicate my recipe; if I had the choice, I would not make it the same way again. In the future I may try another version, but for now I’m all tomato-souped out.
Thank you for reading, and farewell for now!