Today is a gift. I normally don’t get days like this where I have the whole day to myself.
In fact, I’m still in my pajamas! I’ve been spending the day tapping into my creative spirit and that spirit works best in pajamas.
It’s a day to celebrate summer and the warm breeze blowing through the windows.
A day to be quiet and think about all good things right in my life…
And a day to make homemade tomato soup.
I’ve been wanting to make homemade tomato soup for a while but somehow was afraid I wouldn’t like the texture or flavor. Growing up on traditional Campbell’s Tomato Soup – it was hard to take the plunge. Boy was I wrong! There is no comparison and we won’t be going back to the canned variety.
This is Ina Garten’s recipe – easy to make and wonderful flavors. Don’t leave out the saffron for it takes the soup to a whole new level!
You can serve it with grilled cheese on the side or cut them up into little croutons to garnish the soup with.
Enjoy – I’m off to take a shower!