Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Soup makes you feel better

The only good thing to come out of being sick...grilled cheese and tomato basil soup!



In a nutshell, I spent 50% of my vacation...the entire time while in Chicago with this sicky cold. The good news...it's not the flu...so says Mr. Doctor. The bad news is...I've lost my voice...again...constant humming in my ears...feel like I'm swallowing glass...and have a cough that will wake the dead.

Not pleasant.

When I feel better I'll have a quick rerun of our time in Chicago and some of the tasty eats explored there.


The soup...1/2 a large onion, diced--saute in 2 TB of olive oil until soft, add two cloves of garlic, minced. Toss in a large pinch of red pepper flake, a heaping teaspoon of thyme and oregano, plus salt and pepper to taste. Pour in one 28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes that you have broken into pieces. Add one can of chicken broth. Simmer for 15-30 minutes. Prior to serving, add about 5 leaves of basil that have been sliced. Stir and eat!

7 comments:

Gregory said...

Sorry to hear you were ill. Keep eating the grilled cheese, and you are on your way to better health.

DC Food Blog said...

How are you feeling now? J has a nasty bug too. Similar symptoms. The food looks delish

Dancer in DC said...

Garlic is so good for being sick! I hear cayenne pepper is as well.

This soup is good for the sick and the well. :)

Selena Kang said...

So funny. Did you grow up with the Robletos (aka Greg's family)? That's their home remedy.

Selena Kang said...

By "so funny" I didn't mean so funny because you were sick. I'm sorry to hear about that part. I hope you are feeling better now!

Anonymous said...

Oh baby, feel better! Keep eating comfort food, lots of fluids including juice, and sleep a lot!

Barbara (Biscuit Girl) said...

The soup and grilled cheese look great! Hope it makes you feel better.