Thursday, January 28, 2010

Freezer cooking: Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup
In Sauce pot combine:

2 cans large crushed tomatoes (if you do not have a hand blender use tomato sauce)
1 qt. water
1 lb. softened cream cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil (or dried if fresh is unavailable)
1/3 cup sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Simmer ingredients for 1 hour then puree with hand mixer until smooth(or omit and have a chunkier consistency). Taste and re season as needed.

When I am feeling spicier. I add a little oil to the pan first and saute chopped garlic and onions. this reminds me of Zuppas version.

Serve with Parmesan bread sticks, gold fish (for the kiddos) or your favorite crackers.

To freeze simply put in gallon zip lock bags and lay flat. Don't forget to label it, or else you might forget what it is!

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