The Mister and I went to a small farmer's market on Saturday. The markets are an eighth of the size I'm used to when I lived in town. But small as it was, the prices and variety were good. We bought corn, yellow beans, beets, garlic, kohlrabi's, and a few tomatoes.
My friend had given me some basil, which I froze until I was ready to use it.
This is my cheat version of Tomato/basil soup.
Before I diced up the tomatoes I removed their skins. Adding to the tomatoes was chopped basil, garlic and onion.
I simmered them until they cooked down. Oh the smell in my kitchen was wonderful!!
When its cooked down, I put about 3/4 cup in a freezer bag, and freeze. I have found if I fill the bag while inserted in a cup, the sealing edge stays clean.
Now for my cheat recipe: Two cans of Tomato soup, suggested amount of milk, and a packet of my tomato/basil mixture.
On those crisp fall nights we will add a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches with our tomato/basil soup, for the ultimate comfort food!
And that's the way it is..............