Monday, April 20, 2009

Perfect Kid Lunch...

Today is the first weekday of our Spring Break. I thought I would give the kids a chance to make their own soup and sandwiches. When I was mentoring Cooking 101, I had the girls make these wonderfully easy sandwiches. Each said they had never made their own at home before. And they didn't think their parents made them that way....
I put a lite coat of butter on the bread before grilling, that is what gives them their perfectly browned outside. I usually prefer to use Texas Toast Bread, but had none on hand that day. I offered different cheeses, but all went for the traditional American.
I'm glad I was able to show them a simple sandwich, that they could do at home. And more importantly, that they loved.......

I also suggested this recipe for an easy Tomato Soup that is super simple if you have a blender or food processor. I serve this when ever I have lots of kids over for lunch.
It is creamy and delicious!

CREAMY TOMATO BASIL SOUP
INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cups chopped onions
3 pounds tomatoes (Chopped) or 3 large cans of diced tomatoes
12 chopped fresh basil leaves
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 quart chicken broth
8 oz. cream cheese

DIRECTIONS
**Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onions and cook until tender.

**In a food processor add in tomatoes ,basil, cream cheese, cooked onions,salt and pepper. Pulse to cream mixture.

**Pour in the chicken broth, and pulse to mix.

**Transfer soup to a large saucepan to heat and serve.

**Garnish with croutons and basil.

1 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

Wow this tomato soup sounds super easy,and delish!!! I will keep it in mind when I have an abundance of tomatoes from my garden. I bet a low fat cream cheese, and vegetable broth,would be great for a lighter version of this recipe.