20 Minute “Cream” of Tomato…or What to Make When You Don’t Want to Shop

I may be dating myself, but heck I'm old enough to almost have a teen driver in the house! Remember Name That Tune?Two people ID music, competing to do it in as few notes as possible. That's about how I entertain myself in the kitchen from time to time.There are two versions – making food with as few ingredients as possible, or in as little time. I played both last night which birthed 20 minute tomato soup, paired with grilled cheese. Bonus points for delivering on a much requested teen combo (at least from the teen who eats tomatoes).

You will need a Ninja, blender or food processor.

Ingredients

1/2 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup white wine

1 28 oz. can tomatoes (chopped, whole, puréed, whatever!)

3/4 cup Low fat, or any fat, milk

Salt & pepper to taste

Fresh basil, or not

Heat oil in heavy stock pot, medium heat. Add onion & garlic, salt & pepper.Sauté 3-5 minutes. Add wine, reduce to almost dry. Skip if you don't have wine. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer 10-15 minutes. Carefully purée in processor, leaving air hole open but blocked with a dishtowel. Add milk. Purée again and keep warm in the pot.

Can be decorated with fresh chives, basil or croutons.

Make grilled cheese according to preference. Add a salad and you're dinner done!

Eat, enjoy-B

 

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