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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

La Madeline's Tomato Basil Soup

Hi friends! I hope you all had a blessed Christmas because the Harts sure did. I am busy catching up with things back to work today and didn't want to leave ya hanging so enjoy this recipe for La Madeline's delicious tomato basil soup to keep you warm. 

(us on Christmas even, yep Jon is in shorts!)


Have you ever eaten at La Madeline?? If not...go right now!! It is an adorable little French cafe/bistro and I am pretty sure they are all over the US. One of my favorite things to get there is their tomato basil soup so you can imagine how I pretty much died when I found the recipe here. I am a stickler for straight from the can Campbell's tomato soup but nothing beats the real thing.

2 (28oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 tsp dried basil (or 12 fresh basil leaves)
1 stick butter, unsalted
3/4 cup whipping cream
Salt, pepper, garlic salt to taste

(the elephants are our salt and pepper)

1. Simmer the tomatoes (undrained) for 30 minutes in a deep saucepan or pot
2. Add the basil and puree in small batches in a food processor
3. Return to the pot and add the butter, cream and salt/pepper/garlic and stir over low heat until fully blended
4. You should probably serve your soup with none other than GRILLED CHEESE! yummy


Michelle said...

Yum I'll have to try this!

Hollie Ann said...

this looks so yummy!! you two are adorable!

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

hope you guys had a wonderful christmas!!! love the shorts! :)
that soup looks so tasty... yummmm!!!

Amanda said...

Now I want soup for lunch! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Ruthie!!!

Viki said...

I'm usually not a fan of tomato soup, but this looks so yummy I might just have to try it...with a grilled cheese sandwich. Yum!

... said...

Cute picture! :) Ernie makes my day! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Tricia said...

Hi Ruthie - Started follwing you on Pinterest. I'm a friend of Ross and Mary Amanda's. Just wanted to say Hi! - Tricia

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Ian would love this. He loves tomato soup so much! Happy New Year!

Samantha said...

I don't even like tomato soup but that looks really yummy!

Cori Janae said...

I can't wait to try this! My favorite thing to eat during winter is tomato soup and grilled cheese! Thanks for the post!

Andrea said...

Yum!! This looks amazing..will definatly try it with grilled cheese sandwiches!

Unknown said...

I just made this. Super easy recipe that tastes great! The only thing that I would recommend is to add 2 teaspoons of sugar to cut the acidity and to get rid of the metallic aluminum can flavor.

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