Because I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately, I have been craving comfort food. I had put this recipe aside a while ago but pulled it out now because it has all the flavors I really love. This is Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup. I made note at the time that it came from www.pinfoody.com but I don't have a specific page.
Take a look.
2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup finely diced celery
1 cup finely diced carrots
1 cup finely diced onions
1 tsp dried oregano or 1 T fresh oregano
1 T dried basil or 1/4 cup fresh basil
4 cups chicken broth
½ bay leaf
½ cup flour
1 cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup butter
2 cups half and half, warmed (I would go with only a cup and a half though)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1. Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, onions, oregano, basil, and bay leaf to a large slow cooker.
This recipe is a keeper! It filled all my requirements for comfort food and more. I hope you try it.
Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.