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Friday, August 11, 2006

Chicken Saute, Roasted Tomato Soup

It has cooled off a bit but is still so humid you can't believe it! We found some beautiful shrimp at a great price and decided to serve it cold, with a cocktail sauce made with ketchup, lots of horseradish, lemon juice and hot sauce! It's great to eat cold shrimp on hot days, served with grilled corn on the cob, caprese salad and a cucumber salad.

We've had pizza with roasted eggplant, fresh tomato slices and fresh mozzarella and basil. YUM!

We found chicken legs and thighs for $0.19/lb so last night we had a chicken sauté with bacon, potatoes, onions, fresh herbs (basil, thyme and tarragon) and a salad of tomato, feta, and cucumbers in vinaigrette. It is so easy and good!

Tonight, we're thinking about some kind of corn chowder or maybe a roasted tomato basil soup or maybe some stuffed peppers or chili rellenos......What won out? Roasted tomato basil soup with parmesan crisps served with grilled cheese sandwiches.
The bread for the sandwiches were made by a friend of ours, Ron, in Durham, who makes it in a back yard outdoor wood fired oven (something I covet) and it is the best bread we have ever had in our life; therefore, the grilled cheese sandwiches with provolone and gruyere were to die for! The soup is our recipe of the week this week. Check it out along with other recipes on our website. Swank Recipes

The big deal for the next week is canning tomatoes and salsa. Along with cutting the grass, that's what I hope to be doing all day. I'll try to get a picture in when I get a spare moment!

Have a great weekend. I have some training I am doing all weekend so I’ll check back with you next week!



  • At 11:08 AM, Blogger JMom said…

    the tomato soup is perfect for all the tomatoes I have right now! thanks for sharing the recipe :)


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