Friday, January 21, 2011

brrrrrrrr and a soup recipe

 it's FREEZING cold outside.
january sucks so.... i'm making soup!

this is the yummiest soup ever.
warning... it's NOT good for the waistline!

(this recipe makes a large crock pot of soup)
8 tbs unsalted butter
1 large yellow onions, diced
3 celery ribs, diced
3 carrots, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced (I used the frozen garlic cubes you can find at trader joe's)
6 tbs flour
8 cups chicken broth
4 cans (14.5 oz size) diced tomatoes
4 tbs tomato paste
3 tsp sugar (I added an extra teaspoon to cut the acidity of the tomatoes)
4 bay leaves
4 tsp dried basil
3/4 cup cream
3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes or until soft. Stir in flour over low heat. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, bay leaves and basil; bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Remove bay leaves.

In a blender, carefully puree soup in batches then return to saucepan or large crock pot, stir in cream and season with salt and pepper. 

stay warm folks! And to those of you in warmer climates... 
picture me sticking my tongue out at you!
xoxo  - erin


  1. Ha! cute! I'm sticking mine out right back sitting in my sunroom with the sun shining in. ;) Love that pic of the tree with snow. so pretty.

  2. Oh this looks so yummy! We need good soup to keep us warm too, lol. We got more snow today...Spring where are you??? :-) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. That soup looks divine. I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe and stay warm!