Yesterday I tried out some new recipes. Both were super yummy. We started out with an appetizer. Since my Hubbie sleeps all day long, he doesn't get up until 4. That's too early to eat dinner, so we have a little snack. I found this simple appetizer on Pinterest and thought I would share it.
All it is , is crescent rolls rolled with pepperoni and half of a string cheese stick. I served it with ranch, because everything goes with ranch, ha ha. Found at dinner with the donnells. I coated mine with some oil mixed with Italian seasoning. They were fast and easy.
Now for dinner I made some roasted tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons. I loved the soup. My daughter wouldn't even touch it. If its not Campbell's chicken noodle, then she wont touch it!
First you roast the tomatoes for 40 minutes, until they are shriveled up and have brown spots. (coat tomatoes with 2 T. oil and salt and pepper)
While those are roasting, just before they are done, chop up an onion and two gloves of garlic (minced) and saute (saute with 2 T. butter and 1 T. oil) it for about 6 minutes.
Now add one can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth and your roasted tomatoes. The recipe called for 1 t. thyme but I used dried basil instead.
Simmer partial covered for 40 minutes then puree. I used my handheld. If you don't have one of those, just use your blender. Splatter free that way. Then add 1 c. of heavy cream and heat back up.
Then I quickly made my grilled cheese sandwiches and cut them into little squares. You end up with this.
3 pints of cherry tomatoes
3 T. oil, divided
2 T. butter (I used margarine)
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 can diced tomatoes
4 c. chicken broth
1 t. thyme (I used dried basil)
1 c. heavy cream
Grilled cheese stuff
That's all she wrote! I'm still dreaming of cooler weather! Have a good Wednesday!