Welcome to a new week, dear Readers! Well, it’s Monday…and if your household is anything like mine, things are busy on Mondays. We usually like to do something easy for supper, and we try to avoid eating out when we can. Which prompts this blog entry where I ask you all for your participation! Yay…I love audience participation!
I would love to hear simple weeknight supper ideas from my readers! Please chime in with your favorite one or two easy meals (We’ll call them Fast Favorites!) that you fix for your family on nights when you cannot spend forever in the kitchen! If you have a blog, please leave that link, and I will update the entry with everyone’s meal ideas and link back to you as well!
Here is one of my family’s Fast Favorites…Nicolas calls it “The Orange Soup That Mom Makes”. It is more appropriately entitled, “The Orange Soup that Tom Thumb Makes to Help Mom Look Good in the Kitchen on Busy Nights”!
This is our family’s favorite tomato basil bisque…..the version that Tom Thumb sells is SO thick and SO strong-tasting that we prefer it with some additions. It tastes better and stretches further!
Pour two of these (24 oz each, bought in the deli section of TomThumb/Randalls):
into a nice-sized saucepan.
Re-use your empty soup container by filling it to the brim with this:
or whatever % milk you have on hand. I usually use a mixture of regular or fat-free half and half plus 1% milk.
Add the 24oz. of milk mixture to your pan.
Re-use your container again by filling it with 24oz. of this:
Stir into your pan.
Those of you who know me well are aware that I will use any excuse to add wine to what I am cooking. This soup is no exception. If you have a few ounces of a white wine close at hand, toss some in to your soup…you won’t be sorry. Stir the mixture, heating till close to boiling…and you are done!
Serve with this (I usually use Costco’s delicious sourdough loaf):
And some fresh fruit and/or a salad.
And……Voila! You have a meal worthy of La Madeleine!
(But….before you “Bon Appetit”, please chime in with one or two of your own Fast Favorites! I am looking forward to all your great ideas! Thanks!)