Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ode to La Madelline..

How I love thou's tomato basil soup... I walked into the work kitchen one day and it smelled like La Mad!! I had to ask for the recipe!!


- 1 tablespoon olive oil (or a turn of your pot)
- 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
- 1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
- 1 15 oz. can of whole, peeling tomatoes
- 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, torn
- 3 tablespoons of light cream cheese
- 1 medium size clove of garlic

The "How to":

1. heat the oil in your pot (you're going to need a big one!), add in garlic and onions and sautee till onion is clear
2. add in both cans of tomatoes
3. season with salt and pepper (you can add crushed red pepper if you want more heat)
4. add in stock
5. add in cream cheese
6. let cook together and watch that the cream cheese is melting

To make the soup a more smoother consistency, I blended 3/4 of it and add it back to the pot

Easy, peezy!

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