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We Ate This All Week…

We were sick this week…


So I made this….

Rosemary Tomato Cream Soup

And this….

Havarti Grilled Cheese Sandwich…

The grilled cheese was delicious…

But the soup…


Like really, really, awesome!

So awesome I could’ve bathed in it…

But I didn’t…

Because that would be gross…


We ate this every day.

Somedays were soup + grilled cheese, somedays just soup, and somedays I ate soup with M’s parmesan flavored goldfish (which are excellent by the way.)

I don’t have one of those fancy immersion blenders, so I stuck with simple ingredients.

Simple = No Pureeing 🙂


Good News – We’re feeling a thousand times better.

Bad News – We’re out of soup.

Which means I better get cookin’!!

In other news… a great article was written about the Mommy Happy Hour I belong to. You can read it here.


Recipe adapted from Food Network.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons dried mince onion
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1- 32 oz container of chicken stock
  • 1 – 28 oz can pureed tomatoes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper

In a large soup pot, melt butter. Saute garlic and dried onion for a few minutes. Whisk in flour and cook for 4 minutes while constantly whisking.
Pour chicken stock and tomatoes into pot. Bring to a boil while whisking to avoid any flour clumps). Add rosemary & bay leaves into soup. You can tie them together with twine or use one of those herb bags. I just threw them in there and fished `em out later.

Let soup simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove herbs. Add sugar, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in milk 1/4 cup at a time.

Let soup simmer for additional 10 minutes.

Enjoy 🙂

16 Responses

  1. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on November 5, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I love tomato soup…especially the homemade variety, but I don’t love that you guys were sick!!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on November 5, 2010 at 8:57 am

    That soup looks delish. Glad you guys are feeling better!

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on November 5, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I am so glad you all are feeling better! Soup definitely makes it better! I was craving soup this week and finally made some last night with homemade rosemary bread. It totally his the spot as soup with bread always seems to. Have a great day Estela!

  4. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on November 5, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Tomato soup + grilled cheese is the BEST combination for when you’re feeling sick. Totally reminds me of my childhood!

  5. Mo@MommyRD said on November 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

    So glad you are feeling better! How could you not, with such delicious, gourmet tomato soup and grilled cheese. Yum!

  6. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on November 5, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I will 100% be making this soon. So glad you ladies are better!

  7. Maria said on November 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I could eat this every day!

  8. Camille said on November 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    YAY! So glad your better! This soup looks amazing! We love tomato soup around here. I can’t wait to make it!

  9. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on November 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I really wish I would have had that soup this week while I was sick! Glad you are feeling better!

  10. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on November 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I love tomato soup and grilled cheese when I am sick! It always makes me feel instantly better!

  11. Crustabakes said on November 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

    i would wanna bathe in that soup too! LOL

  12. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations said on November 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    The rosemary is so beautiful on the soup.

    Keep feeling better.

  13. erica @ fashionmeetsfood said on November 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    That soup looks divine. Definitely need to give it a try.


  14. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge said on November 6, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    The worse part about being sick is losing your taste buds. Glad you’re feeling better though. 🙂 Grilled cheese and tomato soup is such a nice comfort food, but I see you took it to the next level.. havarti? Umm.. YUM!! And the soup sounds mighty tasty too. You just can’t beat homemade. Get better. 🙂

  15. Camille said on November 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    If there is anything in the world better than grilled cheese I have yet to discover it 🙂
    Except maybe chocolate… it’s a close one though!

  16. Nicole, RD said on November 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    So glad you gals are feeling better! The soup sounds amazing…anything with rosemary, actually…sounds amazing!! 🙂 And I have an immersion blender that has never been out of the box. It intimidates me!! And no need to dirty any more kitchen tools if you don’t need to! 🙂