It’s STILL winter here, and the other day while we were out grocery shopping, I told David that I’d love some homemade soup to help warm me up. Soup is one of those great comfort foods to have during the winter, and I cannot imagine anything better than having a big pot of it simmering on the stove when the snow is flying outdoors. Luckily for me, when I propose something like this to David, he usually follows through and makes me a version much more delicious than I would have made myself!
David set to work and made me a simple yet so tasty homemade tomato soup, and I, of course, devoured it. Tatum had to have a bowl as well and really enjoyed it. Soups are a great way for you and your kids to get a good serving or two of vegetables in if you aren’t keen on piling your plate full of veggies that day or you’ve had just about enough of green smoothies for a little while. This recipe does not require a ton of ingredients or any fancy techniques. We made a big batch of it and refrigerated some to eat later, and froze some in individual ziploc bags to pull out whenever we feel like some homemade soup.
This recipe is so easy that I could even pull it off. Check it out!
- One small white onion, chopped
- Two stalks of celery, chopped
- One carrot, chopped
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup cream (you can omit this if you do not consume dairy)
Dice all of the vegetables. Place in pot with enough water to cover vegetables. Cook until tender. Strain the vegetables, and puree them until smooth with broth in processor/blender. Add in tomatoes and cream and puree to combine. Return to pot, warm and serve.
Incredibly easy! You can adjust the consistency of the soup depending on your preference — if you want a thicker soup, add less broth. For thinner soup, add more. This recipe is simple and delicious and can be thrown together in minutes.