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Poxed. And Soup.

June 15, 2009
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James has the chicken pox and so naturally, the first thing we did was give him a bath in tomato sauce. And then J.D. got to thinking that this might be the remedy for something else…scurvy perhaps? So then I threw a few handfuls of oatmeal into the tub because that seemed like a step in the right direction. And then we put cold cucumbers on his eye lids and he came out looking 10 years younger.**

And then I thought, I haven’t made tomato soup in ages.

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup


2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
4 cups of chicken/veggie broth

1 large onion, finely chopped
8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (or 1-2 Tbsp dried)
1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 2-4 Tbsp dried)
3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of butter

Bring tomatoes and broth to a boil and let simmer 10 minutes

If you have a blender with an appropriate setting, place onion, basil, parsley and garlic in the blender and pulse until finely chopped. If you don’t have a blender or some other equivalent kitchen gizmo, then finely chop by hand.

Stir onion mixture into soup and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in milk and butter, until butter is melted.

Serve with some kind of delicious carbohydrate and cheese.

**this is a lie. We took no such immediate action. We actually thought he had been ravaged by mosquitoes for the first week because this is usually the case when you live in the Yukon. (for example, you see a man in a full body cast. Anywhere else in Canada you think: “oh, ATV accident.” In the Yukon you think: “oh, ravaged by mosquitoes. Or perhaps ATV accident and THEN ravaged by mosquitoes”)

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jaelyn permalink
    June 16, 2009 5:48 am

    ha ha ha…that’s fantastic. I hope James is feeling better soon!

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