Really enjoyed this article on the paleo diet. I honestly don’t think I could do it, but would love to ease into it.
Watched Safe Haven more times than I’d like to admit. We also saw The Internship last night at the Cinebarre. It was hilarious!
Swooned over the bones of this kitchen in the works. Those beams! I would kill to see the rest of the house.
Pondered a new hair cut, but will probably chicken out. I see my stylist on Tuesday and am thinking about a cut like this, but just a little longer. I had it that way 2yrs ago and thought it was a nice change.
Yay or nay?
Enjoyed this SATC Fashion Flashback.
Made roasted tomato bisque. So, so good.
I made this soup just for two -strictly because I only had four tomatoes on hand and didn’t feel like going to the store. It was a perfect amount, although I wish I would have made more for leftovers.
Here’s the recipe. By the way, when I cook, I don’t really go by measurements, so I will share this the best that I can.
Serving size: 2
4 large tomatoes
3/4 of a medium size onion
five cloves of garlic
handful basil leaves
a few tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chicken broth (amount may vary)
1 cup heavy cream (amount may vary)
2 bay leaves
dried herbs de provence (any yummy herbs will do.)
salt & pepper
Chop up tomatoes, onion, garlic, and basil leaves and lay it all on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Add salt ,pepper, and herbs de provence.
Bake for 25 minutes or so at 325 degrees F. You want to make sure the tomatoes are shriveled up, but not dry.
After removing from oven, put this mixture in a blender and blend until the soup is at the consistency that you desire.
Pour the tomato mixture into a pot and put on the stove at low to medium heat. Add two bay leaves. Pour in about a half cup of the chicken broth and a half cup of heavy cream. Stir that in and add more if desired. You really have to play the tasting game to decide. I also added in a tablespoon of butter and a teaspoon or two of lemon juice. Add more spices to taste (herbs de provence, seasoned salt, kosher salt, and pepper). Basically, just add a little at a time, taste, and repeat!
I’m not much of a tomato soup gal, but I’m telling you… it’s GOOD.
We have a friend coming into town to stay with us this weekend. I foresee a trip to the farmer’s market, a couple boat rides (& an afternoon spent at Morris Island), sleeping in just enough, and some shopping on King Street.
Happy weekend, friends!
P.S. Did you hear that Kimye named their baby North West? What is happening with the world?