Thank you to everyone participating in the Souper Blog Hop. If you're visiting, I hope you enjoy the recipes we share. Don't forget to check out my mom's picture book Pea Soup Disaster!
When I was little, I loved soup. I even would say it was my favorite thing to eat. And, yes, I did what Gregory does in Pea Soup Disaster and brought a thermos of soup to school for lunch. And...yes again...split pea soup was my favorite, followed by tomato soup.
I was about ten years old when I made soup from scratch for the first time. My mom would peel the potatoes and cut the onions for me, but I diced the potatoes and other vegetables by myself. I'd add carrots, celery, and diced tomatoes at the end. And I'd season it with way too many spices. My favorites were basil, celery seed, celery salt, onion powder, and garlic salt. So, my soup would be quite salty and a bit spicy, but I was very proud of it.
As a teen, my friends would beg me to make chicken Ramen Noodle because they claimed I made it so well. Once again, I'd add far too much seasoning. Yup, celery seed, garlic salt, and basil. Oddly enough, they loved it.
The recipe I'm sharing today does not involve celery seed or Ramen Noodle, though. Thank goodness!
Easy Pea Soup with Tomatoes
1 cup small, diced potato (peeled)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 large tomato, chopped
1 can chicken broth
1 can Campbell's Condensed Green Pea Soup
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Mix 1 can Campbell's Condensed Green Pea Soup with 1 can of chicken broth.
2. Add potato, onion, and tomato.
3. Add dried sage and salt and pepper to taste.
4. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.
5. Fill up a bowl and enjoy!
And now, a round of applause for my mom's picture book...PEA SOUP DISASTER!
BLURB: Gregory Green loves his mom’s pea soup, but when he eats it at school, all of his friends make fun of how it looks. He doesn’t think it looks like bugs, and it tastes good! Then at recess, his friends run from him, screaming, “He’s a monster!” Gregory doesn’t know why his friends are being mean until he sees his skin is green. The teasing gets worse until an unlikely friend comes to the rescue—his teddy bear, Sammy. Sammy usually only comes to life for Gregory and his family, but Sammy has an important lesson to teach Gregory and his classmates.
Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.
New Family Member - The last time I had a betta fish was about 9 years ago. He was named Poseiden after the Greek god of the sea. I've wanted another betta fish for awhile and finally got one. Meet Neptune! He's named after the Roman god of the sea. ;)
QUESTIONS: Whats your favorite soup? Do you have or did you ever have a betta fish? Do you have tattoos?