December 18, 2010

Tomato Soup (Major Recipe Failure)

So most things I've been making lately have turned out wonderfully.  I think that's because I've gotten the recipes from websites with REVIEWS.  This recipe came from a "Best of" Taste of Home magazine.  With no reviews.  But it looked easy enough....

I love the creamy tomato soup at the Snow City Cafe in Anchorage.  It's AMAZING.  This looked like it might be kind of similar.  However, the recipe called for 8 oz. of cream cheese.  I put in 4 oz., because the idea of a whole block of cream cheese in this little saucepan made me gag.  And I didn't have fresh basil because it's winter in Alaska and $8 worth of fresh basil was not at the very top of my shopping list.  I'm glad I spent nothing extra on this recipe, because I ended up pouring the soup down the garbage disposal.  I really doubt that extra cream cheese and basil would have made the difference. 

Oh-So-Easy Creamy Tomato Soup (will be known around here as "never make again tomato soup")
1 can diced tomatoes
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cups milk
1/4 cup of fresh chopped basil
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper

Blend all ingredients in a blender.  Heat in a saucepan.

It even looked kinda gross.  In my opinion, don't reinvent the wheel by making it more calorie-laden.  Campbell's Creamy Tomato is actually really good. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments make my day!