I’ve been snatching up cherry tomatoes as if there is going to be shortage or severe price hike on them soon. Do you ever eat the yellow cherry tomatoes? They are so sweet and flavorful.
I’ve been trying to encourage my kids to randomly grab a handful of cherry tomatoes throughout the day so they can consume more veggies. I haven’t had much luck, however, so an abundance of these little jewels was piling up.
What to do? How to get teens to eat more vegetables? Make soup. Tomato Soup. And…have really good toasted croutons to go with it.
I love soups. I could live off soups and thick crusty bread. I really didn’t want these tomatoes to go to waste so I thought I would try my hand at throwing together enough ingredients to make a tomato soup. Sans recipe!
I grabbed some garlic and basil and stewed them together with basically whatever I had on hand…some shallots, and a container of chicken broth. It’s hard to eat big meals when it’s so hot outside. I know soup is hot, but it’s a light enough meal for these days when nothing more is really desired.
I cut up chunks of whole grain bread, gently cooked them in butter in a sauté pan on the stove with chopped sage leaves. Once they have picked up the flavor, lay them out on a try and bake them on low in the oven until crunchy… about 20 – 25 minutes.
Patrick and I wanted to go off and check out Houston’s “First Friday Art Walk”. Lucky for us, the temperatures were balmy and it turned out to be a pleasant evening for strolling and admiring eclectic artwork.