When I reflect on this past week, I keep telling my husband that it has been the ultimate test for me.
You see – my husband had the big snip-snip on Friday (don’t ask me how I am feeling about that yet *sniff*), so I had to tend to everything all weekend. On Sunday night, my son came down with some sort of stomach bug. It lasted less than 10 hours. Next was my husband and now my two-year old daughter.
I feel like all I have done over the past 5 days is run around the house, cleaning up after everyone. Take yesterday for instance… By 11AM, I had logged 10,000 steps and 21 flights of stairs. It has just been non-stop. No sleep, not enough coffee kind of days. I’m tired, but I just have to keep on truckin’ because well… Motherhood.
Given the madness, I have been trying my darndest to still cook at home. Avoiding the all mighty take-out.
Mind you yesterday I did flock to using the pick-up grocery service at our local Walmart for the first time. Let me tell you – it is such a convenient service and the Walmart associate who helped me? He made my day!
Upon learning I have four kids, he replied, “You have 4 kids?!?! You look too amazing to have 4 kids! How do you take care of yourself?!” Best compliment ever when you are having a tough week and feeling worn thin.
So if you are having a tough week like me. Maybe you aren’t having a tough week, but rather looking for a quick and easy meal to pair with a grilled cheese. The recipe is so easy to prepare you will be left wondering why you ever bought the canned stuff.
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
- 4 cups diced tomatoes
- 2 cups milk (or if wanting non-creamy version, chicken broth)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Place your diced tomatoes in a blender with garlic and blend until smooth. Set aside.
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted stir in flour and mix until smooth.
- Stir in diced tomatoes, milk and remainder of ingredients. Bring to a slow simmer. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
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