Thursday, April 30, 2009

Creamy Tomato Soup

Today was a good day to bring out my favorite tomato soup And it was soo delicious as always. So I thought I would share. If you know me very well I might have already oohed over this soup to you so bear with me as I do that again. I use this recipe year round, of course in the colder months but it is also really good chilled in the warmer months! Try it out you might just like it especially with your fresh sun-ripened garden tomatoes! Looking forward to all the fresh garden produce! Yummy YUM

Creamy Tomato Soup

serves 4

6 T. unsalted butter

2 small onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup dry white wine(opt.)

3 lbs fresh tomatoes or canned( 4 cups chopped)

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup fresh basil leaves,loosely packed

1/2 cup heavy cream

1..Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic about 3 minutes. Add wine, tomatoes ,salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes. stir in basil, and remove from heat. 2. Use immersion blender(my favorite kitchen tool,great for dressings also) right in pan, blend until pureed.3. Add cream,and adjust consistency with water if necessary.

Season with salt and pepper.

* Can also use a blender, working in small batches, with a dish towel and a secure lid

** Fun to add Ravioli or a pasta at end for children.

(this recipe doesn't have to be exact it is always good whither I use fresh, canned, dried, a little more, a little less, etc. -my kind of recipe!)
(Oh by the way my month long MIA was due to new babies, family here from out of town, computer crash, helping niece w/ wedding planning etc,etc--you know all the excuses in the book. I'm back now for today at least, Jesus could come tomorrow!!! Are you ready? )

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"This is my Father's world, And to my lis-t'ening ears. All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father's world; I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas His hands the wonders wrought."
A song out of the children's "My First Hymnal"
We found 3 baby bunnies in our yard!
A sight out our back window where a mama bird has built her nest!
Arabella & Orrin check on them every morning

We are wishing for SUNSHINE again but to have beautiful spring days we must have the rain like today. As in our lives Jesus brings us pain/rain for us to grow beautifully in HIM.