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Tomato Soup with Garlic Bread.

So, tonight I was roaming through our cabinets and came across this…A HUGE CAN OF TOMATOES.

if you don’t think this is big…look again!

6 LBS of tomato!!! My dad gave us this can of tomatoes a couple month’s ago & at the time I thought to myself when am I ever going to use this???? I finally figured out a way to us it, homemade tomato soup!! Of course there will be extra with this recipe considering its 6 lbs of tomato and a normal tomato soup recipe would only call for 2 lbs ๐Ÿ™‚

Serves: 8-10

What you will need:

  1. 6 lbs of plum tomato (can or fresh)
  2. 3 medium onions
  3. 16 garlic gloves
  4. fresh oregano
  5. salt/pepper
  6. 6 cups of chicken broth
  7. 3 tbsp of sour cream
  8. fresh basil

In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil on medium. When hot, add the chopped onion & saute for 6 minutes. Add garlic & crushed red pepper, saute for an additional minute.

Add tomato, oregano & salt, stir for 10 minutes then add 6 cups of broth. Simmer for 10 minutes & add basil leaves.

Let soup cool then add to blender and blend all ingredients. Add additional broth if needed to reach the consistency.

After soup is blended, cook on low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sour cream & cook for 5 more minutes. Preheat oven on 400, cook garlic for 10 minutes. Serve soup hot with garlic bread on the side ๐Ÿ™‚

** I wanted to use the wheat pizza dough that has been seating in my fridge, so I decided to make a quick bbq, onion & Gorgonzola pizza as well.**

What you will need:

  • a bag of wheat pizza dough
  • handful of flour
  • bbq sauce 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • Gorgonzola cheese crumbles

Preheat oven on 450 degrees. Flour your counter or cutting board and roll out pizza dough. In a small skillet heat butter on medium, add sliced onions & caramelize. When pizza is rolled out, add to a baking pan and spray with oil;bake for 20 minutes. When dough is browned, add bbq sauce, onions & Gorgonzola cheese & bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Ok, pizza is ready!

TIME to EAT!

Perfect for a cold fall night!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Time to Clean Out The Fridge!

When we left the Cape this past weekend my mom gave us so much food to take home, leftovers for lunch & dinner two days straight! (thanks mom) She also gave us a bunch of random things to take like frozen sausage, onions, peppers & goat cheese. Since by day three our left-overs were gone, I decided to use up what she gave us considering we didn’t go grocery shopping this week. Sausage, peppers and onions was a given, but what about the goat cheese? I had wheat dough seating in my fridge, so I decided to make a wheat pizza with bbq sauce, caramalized onions & goat cheese crumbles as well.

***Once again, my camera deleted the pictures I took! However, I was able to capture two pictures before the food was gone & one on my camera phone***

What you will need:

  • package of Italian sausage
  • 2 1/2ย white onions
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 bag of prepared wheat dough
  • 3/4 cup of bbq sauce
  • 2 handfuls of goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • oil spray
  • cooking spray
  • flour

In a medium skillet, cook sausage until brown. Cut two onions in half and then slice each half, do the same for the peppers. Add them to the skillet & cook until soft.

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Preheat oven on 400 degrees. Roll the pizza dough into a ball and add flour so that it doesnt stick. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll the dough intil it fits in the baking sheet. Spray top with oil spray and cook for 15, watch carefully incase bubbles form(pop with a fork or knife). While dough is baking, in a small skillet heat butter on medium. Slice 1/2 of a white onion & them add to skillet, cook until onion caramilizes. Next, take dough out of oven and top with bbq, onions and sprinkle with goat cheese. Place back in the oven & cook for 15 more minutes.

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& Dinner is Served. 30 minute meal, take that Rachel Ray!

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Turkey Chili!!!!!!

Yummy, one of my favorites…turkey chili! My sister Taia hates chili so since she was working late tonight, I decided it would be a perfect night to make it considering the twins & I love it.
What you will need:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 packets of chili seasoning

(By accident I grabbed one taco seasoning ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

  • 2 peppers one red, one green
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • cheddar cheese

Start by browning the ground turkey over medium heat, add garlic. Chop the onion & peppers and add to pot.

Now add tomatoes, beans, chili seasoning, tomato paste stir together & cook over low/medium heat for 20 minutes. (Make sure to stir every 5 minutes).

2 steps & your done! how easy was that? Top chili with cheddar cheese, I also added tortilla chips to my bowl to scoop the chili with! ๐Ÿ™‚


Lets Eat! a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes, you cant beat it!

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Steak Strips with Caramelized Onion & Balsamic Demi Sauce.

Yum! Tonight’s dinner was super fast & super delicious! This is an impressive dish to make if your entertaining and it really takes no effort at all! I had four steak strips that I decided toย  pair with caramelized onion & a balsamic sauce. For sides, I choose baked potatoes and asparagus :).

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

a pack of four steak strips (or a steak flank)

salt/pepper

1/2 of a large white onion

oil

garlic

a bunch of asparagus

3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

steak seasoning

4 potatoes

Serves: 4

First things first, set the oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and drizzle/spray with oil, then wrap in foil and bake for an hour.

Next, in a medium skillet heat water & asparagus. When asparagus is cooked and turns green, remove water from skillet & add oil, 2 gloves of garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes & then set aside.

Season steak your favorite steak seasoning and set your broiler on high. Spraying your baking dish with cooking spray and place steak in oven (you can move the potatoes to the bottom rack). Cook steak for 4 minutes on each side.

While you are waiting for steak to cook, in a small skillet add 2 tablespoons of oil. Slice onions in long strips and cook for 8 minutes on medium heat.

When the onions are caramelized, remove from heat (use the same skillet to make the balsamic reduction). Add 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar to skillet, when the liquid boils reduce heat & cook for 4 minutes.

Dinner is READY!

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone thought you ordered this from take-outย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ just saying.

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