Lets get down to business shall we! I'm ashamed to say I don't really know what goes into my soups. It tends to be a random combination of any veg that needs using up to be honest. Although my main staples are usually onions, peppers, courgettes, carrot, butternut squash. I tend to roast them in a hot oven until they look nice and roasted and then whizz them up with some water and a stock cube to get it to what I feel is the right consistency. It usually makes a fair old pans worth which I freeze in clip lock boxes that I know hold two portions of soup.
The tomato soup that I had Monday and Tuesday was quite a creation! I will try to recreate the recipe!
Large pack of fresh tomatoes
some garlic cloves
tinned chopped tomatoes
dried mixed herbs
Jar/carton of passata
salt and pepper
- Get the oven nice and hot (around 190/200/gas 6). Put the whole fresh tomatoes on a roasting tin along with the whole garlic cloves, spray with a little oil, season with salt and pepper and place in oven for around 20 mins
- Pour the tinned tomatoes around the others in the roasting tin and season with the herbs. Put back in the oven for around 15-20 mins or until the fresh tomatoes are looking nice and darkened.
- Once cooked, transfer these tomatoes into a large pan(keeping garlic to one side) and add the passata. Squeeze the garlic into the tomato mix and blend together, adding mores seasoning in needed and a little stock/water to make it the consistency you like.
Enjoy! I hope that make sense to you all. I'm not the best at things like this but I do try! Here is a pic of my roast veg soup from today, along with a whole meal pitta to keep me going!
The eyebrow torture I er mean er waxing went great last night. Lovely Lianne has done a grand job and I no longer have ginger caterpillars on my face! Hurrah! As much as I love Lianne, one of her colleagues is extremely overly familiar and pushy with the products. I gave in and let her do my make up. Now I'm not a big fan of a shiny face on myself, yet she tried convincing me that a shiny face and lots of blusher is the way forward. I know I'm a bit pale but I don't think I'm quite corspe-esq to require that much slap! I do like their products though, especially the glam vintagey style packaging. I am a bit of a magpie for anything like that, especially if it comes wrapped in something pretty or sparkly!
Tea at Chiquitos was lovely and yummy, and I stuck by my intentions of pre planning everything before hand. Lauren however gave in and had garlic bread with cheese and the macaroni and cheese! I suppose one of us had to be naughty! We sat and nattered for hours and put the world to rights much to the annoyance of our waiter I think. We met at the one on the retail park near IKEA in Leeds (if one one knows it) and seen as I got there early I decided to park at the restaurant and walk up to IKEA for an extension lead for Mr B. I certainly earned my activity points yesterday playing "hunt the staff member" and then trying to convince them the extension leads were not actually where they said they were!!! Grrrr! Oh well I found them eventually!
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