March 25, 2010

it's the FINAL count down!

Bada-Bom-bom-Bada-Bum-bum-bum
Bada-Bom-bom-Bada-bum-bum-bum,
Badabom badabuuuuummmm badabuum aa aaa uuuummmaaaauuuauauaumam

It's the FINAL count down!(Can you hear me singing in my raspy, rugged , hair band voice?)

I just can't get this song out of my head today.

Must be BECAUSE I am on to the the FINAL four! The final four recipes that is...

I feel like Rocky. Unfortunately, when I look in the mirror lately I look like Rocky. Before he got all in shape and stuff. I have taken to wearing grey sweats alot, and now that I think of it I've been saying "YO" quite often.

"YO, pass the fried chicken" "YO, get me the bacon grease" "YO slap me some butter in the pan there child"

Yes I am almost done....it's sort of bittersweet. AAh, Ok I'm not gonna get all weird on ya. Let us move on to my latest modus aperandi....concoction, recipe or what have you.(British accent needed)

Todays recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Sherried Tomato Soup.

It could be this delightful ingredient that has caused my need for sweatpants...



Don't get me wrong...I am not one to leave out the butter. I am not a skimper on my fat. But I did have to do a quick check and make sure it was Ree Drummonds cookbook I was cooking through and not Paula Deens. It only used 6 tablespoons of butter, but of course I found a use for the other 2!

Then there is the matter of this....heavy whipping cream...



I tried my hand at being a Master Barista with the tomato soup...



I see no evergreen trees or hearts, but it does look like someone opening their mouth and popping a powdered donut in! Oh maybe there IS a heart up there at the top.



I used the extra 2 tablespoons of butter on a french baguette, then I sprinkled my fave season salt on there, stuck it under the broiler on HI for about 2 minutes. DON'T walk away, get on the phone or start helping your kid with his spelling or you will have raccoon food! Keep an eye on them. They brown up quick.



This salty, buttery bread is perfect with this slightly sweet, very rich soup.



I couldn't help myself I had to spread a healthy portion of Chevre on my bread...



Otherwise known as goat cheese....I was hoping not to scare some of you goat-milkaphobics away, by showing you how amazingly yummy this looks and IS! So perfect for dipping, who needs a spoon?

Have you found these AMAZING spices in your grocery store yet? They are LIFESAVERS! I love them and will never ever live with out them. They are essential to life on earth as I know it. These freeze dried spices are so close to fresh it's scary.



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26 comments:

  1. Looks delicious!
    Susan M Smith

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  2. The Segard FamilyMarch 25, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    Look delicious!!!

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  3. Looks perfect for a rainy day like today! Yum! Comfort food!

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  4. Oh wow, that soup and bread looks so warming right now.

    I love Lighthouse, I didn't realize they sold herbs. I doubt they carry them at my little grocery store, but I will search to find these, if it takes my last dying breath. LOL

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  5. Oh that looks so good. Must get me some.

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  6. Sheila, I already told you, friends don't let friends eat goat cheese! I may have to come and do a goat cheese intervention. Though it does look yummy! Feeling sad that you are almost done :( I did post you on FB today, even gave a couple nuggies! Why not.

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  7. Totally fun idea, Sheila. What a great memory-making journey for you and your family. Thanks for the opportunity to get a PWC signed copy. :)

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  8. Thanks for the spice tip! I'll look for them! Now that soup looks like my kind of soup!

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  9. I am now a follower and have so enjoyed your Ree Project!!

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  10. This looks so yummy! I am now a follower.

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  11. I wasn't really sure if this is the right place where I post to win the book but I'm here :-)

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  12. I have also bookmarked your site so I can check you on my daily check list :-)

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  13. Love the strawberries, I can't wait for the pickin time so I can get tons again for freezing.

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  14. OMG,I love your blog! Ree linked it on Facebook and I came right over. I'm doing something similar (but not blogging about it due to time constraints) with the Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast cookbook I received as a gift in February. Your recipe reviews and photos are too much to ignore. I NEED Ree's book NOW!!! Really enjoy your raconteur-ial writing style.

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  15. I have made Ree's tomato soup before, but this post reminded me that it's been too long ago. Must make it again.

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  16. I've been looking for a good tomato soup recipe. Looks like this could be it.

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  17. Love Ree's blog and her cooking...I have made a few things including her pot roast. And I LOVED her love story:)
    I am also a follower

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  18. Saw your blog linked from Facebook and now I'm going to become a follower! Love it!

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  19. Apparently I have a lot of catching up to do - LOVE that you did this! (and thanks for the entry to win the cookbook!) Off to become a follower :)

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  20. I loved this soup when I made it. I now keep the ingredients on hand to make it whenever the mood hits!

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  21. I love Ree and I love her cookbook! I got it for xmas and have made several receipes. I have to say my favorite is the comfort meatballs and cinnamon rolls. YUM! Great blog :)

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