Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tomato Soup for the Soul

When tragedy strikes, I am not one to send flowers or cards...I usually have no idea what to do.  My first inclination is that there has to be a way to fix it, but you can't "fix" everything.  A friend of mine lost his dog recently (an awesome pitty that will be greatly missed)...I felt awful, what can I do to show that I am thinking about him in this time of grief?  So, I made him soup and crackers.

One of my favorite comfort soups is tomato soup.  Tomato Soup and Cheese Crackers may not cure all, but at least it tastes good.

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2 Tbs  Olive Oil
26 oz  Jar Marinara Sauce (I used Trader Joes Tomato Basil Marinara)
16 oz  Chicken Stock
¼ to ½ C  Sour Cream
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Red Pepper Flake

Using a stock pot or dutch over, over medium heat, heat up the olive oil and stir in marinara sauce.  Let simmer.  Add the chicken stock and the sour cream, whisk together in order to get the sour cream to melt thoroughly.  Add the spices to get the desired taste ( I am a bit heavy in my onion, garlic and oregano...everyone likes it differently). Let simmer.  Once heated through its is ready to serve.

 *** RIP Copper, you were an awesome puppy...we will miss you  :-(

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1 comment:

Rosa Witten said...

Sorry to hear about Copper. My eleven year old husky mix is having some elderly issues and I fear that his time may be coming to an end. You are a caring friend to offer comfort to your friend. I will have to try your recipes, they all look delicious!