The boy is home sick today and though I had something totally different in mind to feature this week, I decided cuisine in the form of something soupy and soothing was in order for the little one’s fussy sore throat. Much like chicken soup, tomato juice has an ample supply of soothing properties loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Each serving of tomato soup has 27 mg of vitamin C, or 30 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. It also has 261 mcg of vitamin A, or 29 percent of the daily value for vitamin A.
Much as I’d like this to be the last dish of soup I serve because the weather has taken a turn for the better, I actually enjoy soup even when it’s hot. Besides, pizza I think soup is probably my favorite meal to enjoy any evening hot or cold. Sheer laziness contributed to the origin of this surprisingly tasty meal. I used just what I had in the kitchen preventing my lazy self from making an appearance at the grocery store. With a small portion of leftover hamburger, canned crushed tomatoes from the previous season’s bountiful crop of tomatoes, and an onion, I have conjured a hot mess of “feel better” almost instant dinner for the suffering baby in the next room. And that’s the beauty necessity lends to the wonder of creating a new recipe. Sick or not, I would eat this any day.