Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Killer Soup

   I'll call it this because it's killer good. Simply put. It's called Sherried Tomato Soup, but that name isn't fancy enough. Recipe is from my cousin Natalie's blog, found here. I was told I would lick the plate clean. The main reason I didn't is that Bob Smith was still at our house and coming up and down the stairs. He stopped every time to pet Apollo (who he refers to as Frying Pan. Because "he looks like he got hit with a frying pan") which I actually found endearing.

   Killer Soup

  • 1 stick of Butter melted
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 bottle (46 Oz.) Tomato Juice
  • 2 cans (14 Oz. Cans) Diced Tomatoes (I used a basil and garlic variation by Hunts) 
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 4 Heaping Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • 1 cup Cooking Sherry
  • 1-1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Parsley (recipe calls for fresh, but I didn't have any)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Basil
  • Sauté diced onions in butter until translucent.
    Then add canned tomatoes, tomato juice, chicken bouillon, sugar, pinch of salt, black pepper and stir.
    Bring to a near boil, then turn off heat. Add in sherry and cream and stir.
    We all know if it contains heavy cream, it's probably good. Add in parsley and basil to taste.
    Fry up some grilled cheese of your chosing. I used muenster slices on country white bread. Natalie suggested sourdough, but my damn grocery store didn't have it.
    This meal tasted like cold weather. So cozy and delicious! I'm ready for fall and sweaters and pumpkins!!
    XO Autumn Van Weir


    1. this sounds amazing and thanks for your comment. i thought the anonymous comment on my last post was kind of funny...

    2. This looks delish! I wish Vin liked tomato soup! Maybe I will make it one day just for me. MMMMMMMM this whole thing just made my stomach growl for lunch. When am I getting invited over for dinner?! All this amazing food you cook. You sure Aaron is the chef? I can't wait for Pumpkin Soup and apples and cider donuts! OH MY!

    3. Amy- I was like "if ou're going to attack a blogger...why don't you check your spelling first"? lol

      Swarles...Um you will have to come for dinner. Watch that be the night I mess up the food! If you cut the recipe in half it would be MORE than enough for just you.

    4. Is your cousin Natalie a photographer because I love her pictures of the step by step process! PS. I am now a follower of hers! LOL