Mindylynns Kitchen

May 23, 2009

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Filed under: Food,Soup — Mindy M. @ 4:57 pm

8 Cups of chicken stock
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 jar of marinara sauce
1 bottle of strained tomato
1 cup of sour cream
1 1/2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. of crushed garlic
10 chopped basil leaves

saute carrots, celery, onion, in olive oil until soft. Deglaze pan with stock and add tomato and marinara simmer until desired thickness.  Using a stick blender or a regular blender puree 1/2 the soup and return to the pot.  Add sour cream, basil, garlic and vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

serve with parmasean cheese and freshly chopped basil leaves

May 22, 2009


Filed under: Food — Mindy M. @ 6:43 pm

So we all know that women (most alteast) love to shop.   Well, I am no exception.  However, I never have enough money to buy even a fraction of what I would like to.  So, in order to keep track of stuff that I would like to purchase, and some fun random things I started a kaboodle account.  It’s online wishlist/shoppinglist.  And I have to say it is soo much fun.  I have lists of everything from things I want for my kitchen to what I’d buy if I won the lotto.  I keep track of places I want to go on vaction too and places I want to eat at.  I put gift ideas on there….gift ideas for people to give to me and gift ideas for me to give to other people.  You can have friends and see what they are adding to their lists and even create a poll so people can vote and tell you which shoes are cuter.  So when I’m broke, I shop online…I just don’t buy anything, atleast right away. Check out my list here.

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