Because I am TIRED of the winter. Seriously over it. I felt my latest sickness (that would be #4 for the season) coming on yesterday, but ignored it…surely if you ignore, it’ll go away, right? Or if you have 3 (BIG) glasses of sangria…that’ll kill off any bugs, right? WRONG. This is the worst one yet 🙁
So, I’ll be staying home to recuperate, while Frank and Bella are at my cousin’s party with the delicious cookies I baked yesterday in tow. I’ll be missing all the fun, the poker game, the laughs…and of course, the good food.
I needed something warm and comforting for lunch…3 cups of green tea just wasn’t cutting it after a while. I resorted to one of my quick and easy soup “recipes” from my low-carbing days. I had to get very creative back then to come up with ways to make some of my favorites. Plus, when I feel like this, the last thing I want to do is be in the kitchen for a few hours.
This hit the spot, especially with some of my croutons sprinkled on top.
Quick and Easy Tomato Soup
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz) …if following a low carb diet, use whatever you can find with the lowest carb count
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 can fat free half and half (use tomato sauce can)
1/2 can water
crushed red pepper (LOTS of this, especially when I’m under the weather)
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until heated through.