In making the mega-batch of Red Sauce, I drained roughly 32 oz of juice from a large can of diced tomatoes. "Waste not, want not", so I froze the leftover liquid, to be used at a later time.
That time was today. My original thought was to concoct a chili or similar, but then...I had ideas!
Searching online, I found a recipe for Tomato-Basil soup at www.allrecipes.com. With slight modifications (I had no crushed tomatoes or fresh basil) to the soup, today's lunch was soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Raves all around, and I guess now I can say goodbye to Campbell's Tomato Soup.
|Thank you - allrecipes.com!|
The Bloody Mary, of course! Bloody Maries make me think of my mom...not in an alcoholic, Mommie Dearest-type way...in an one-adult-enjoying-a-drink-with-another-adult type way. So, another search online turned up a recipe for "Kick Ass Bloody Mary"...and I was sold. The result? Very, very good. Spicy. Tomato-ey. Definitely a keeper...not to mention, cheaper than anything I'd find in a bar or buy in a store.
|Pic courtesy of www.formerchef.com|