Yesterday found me making two batches of soup. For lunch, I made a hearty tomato soup. I cooked up 1/2 a chopped onion, added in crushed tomato, tomato sauce (not spaghetti sauce… the canned thick tomato base), beef stock, leftover hamburger, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. It was really good. Neither of the boys wanted any for lunch, but I enjoyed two bowls topped with cheddar cheese.
For dinner, I made baked potato soup with homemade rolls. I looked at two different baked potato soup recipes and then sort of combined the ideas into my own mix. The only issue cooking like this I can almost never replicate what I make exactly. It was really yummy. It needed a bit more seasoning. When I reheat the leftovers I’m going to add a bit more chicken stock, milk, garlic and pepper. I think that will help bump up the flavors.
The boys weren’t 100% sold on the potato soup and rolls, but they ate enough to call it dinner. My boys aren’t used to eating soups. When we lived in Florida, they ate very little, if any soup, there wasn’t a need for it as much as here. I keep trying to get them to see the deliciousness of soups on a cold day.
Tonight we are having another type of comfort food for me… meatloaf. This recipe is from my childhood. It is such a simple, yet delicious way to make meatloaf. My kids tolerate this meal, but Richard and I both really enjoy it.
Today it snowed all day long, but never amounted to anything. I went and did a bit of shopping at Costco. I found a book there from an author that I really enjoy, Adriana Trigiani. I have been debating putting aside The Lilac Girls and reading this book instead for a bit. The Lilac Girls is a pretty intense book. It’s not that I don’t like the book, it’s just got a lot going on and I feel like I haven’t been able to give it enough attention to really enjoy it the way I should. I’ll decide tonight when I head upstairs to read.
Well, the boys are home. Time to put on my mom hat and make dinner while I supervise homework completion. Hope you have some type of yummy food on your plate tonight. I know I will!