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Menu Plan Monday June 2nd ~ Tomato Soup Recipe

I have finally found a non-condensed, organic tomato soup that I like.

Let me clarify something: I DO NOT like tomatoes.  At all.  They totally gross me out, and I can’t stand the smell.

But I have always like Campbell’s Tomato soup, because it doesn’t taste like tomatoes.  (I will eat tomato based stuff like marinara sauce, but I don’t like the chunks of tomatoes in it)

I am trying to get away from the canned soup with the high sodium, because I don’t want the boys eating it.  I finally found one that I like, it is not condensed, so you don’t need to add anything to it.  But I found it is the perfect ingredient to this wonderful Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Tortellini.

Tomato Basil Soup

 

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Tortellini

What you will need:

Ingredients  1 20 0z  package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 32 0z box of Pacific (or any brand) tomato soup*
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
pepper to taste

 

How to make it:

In a large pot boil pasta according to package directions

Cooking Tortellini

In another pot melt butter, blend in flour and cook on low till thick and bubbly.  Stir in milk, cook on low stirring constantly, add grated Parmesan cheese.  You may use shredded cheese but the smaller the cheese pieces the easier it will melt and incorporate into roux.

Thick 'n bubbly roux

 Slowly whisk in tomato soup, basil, garlic and pepper.  Simmer on low until soup is warmed and pasta is cooked, mix with cooked pasta.

Serve warm with crusty sourdough rolls.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

*If you would like you can substitute for 2 cans of condensed soup plus 1 pint of cream and an additional 1/2 cup milk.  Don’t have time to make a roux? That’s OK.  Omit butter & flour, substitute milk for heavy cream.  Heat cream, add cheese then follow the rest of the directions.

 

Menu Plan 6/02-6/08

Mon: Baked Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

Tue: Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Parmesan crusted grilled cheese sandwiches 

Wed: Tacos 

Thr:  Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches 

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is Closed!

Sun: Pepper Jack Pulled Pork Sandwiches 

 

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Menu Plan Monday Feb 24

Remember last week when I said I was sick?

Well now everyone is sick.  I am better, but not entirely back to normal.

The hubster has had a fever since last Friday and I finally convinced him to go to the doctor.  Tonight.  On Monday.

Guess what? He has pneumonia.  He walked in and said “yeah, yeah. you were right.”

I wasn’t even gonna play the I-told-you-so-card.  But you know, I was right.

Ian is also sick, but he just has a virus.  But it has been hard on him the last couple days.  And tonight it seems like Baby Sid is coming down with it.

I find it very difficult to think about meal planning when nobody is eating.

So if I do cook this week, this is what I might be making.

 

Menu Plan 2/24-3/2

Mon: no plan.

Tue: Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup with Tortellini

Wed: Sloppy Joe’s with taters 

Thr:  Slow Cooker Zesty Italian Chicken

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is closed

Sun: Sunday night roast ~ probably pork

 

 

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Menu Plan Monday Feb 17

I will admit it.  I am sick.

I have been able to avoid all colds and sickness this winter. Until now.  Due to babysitting issues & the weekend, I had to have the past four days off.  Which means I had the last four days with my kids home with me.

And I got a cold.  A miserable, my head is gonna exploded, I can’t breather, kill me now, kinda cold.  Do you think those boys would let me rest and get better?

Nope.

So it was really hard for me to think about food for this upcoming week.  But I must remember that I will get better and I will need to feed the family.

So here is the plan, but don’t hold it against me if we end up with take out once or twice this week.

 

Menu Plan 2/17-2/23

Mon: Cream Cheese Pesto Chicken with rice

Tue: Beef Stew in the crock pot

Wed: Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken with Pepperjack Bacon Mac n’ Cheese

Thr:  One Pot Baked Ziti

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is closed

Sun: Early Dinner at my Aunts

 

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Menu Plan Monday Feb 10 (On a Wed?)

Here is the great thing about Meal Planning.  When you plan all your meals and go to the store to get all your food for the week, you don’t have to worry about what will happen if you get snowed in.

We were stuck in the house from Thursday to Sunday and it was ok.  We had enough food, we didn’t need to fight the ice and snow to get milk or chicken or anything.  I knew what I would make for dinner and I had everything necessary to make it.  It was a nice feeling

On Monday I made Tomato Parmesan Basil Tortellini soup and Baby Sid thought it was the most wonderful thing.

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Menu Plan 2/10-2/16

Mon: Basil Parmesan Tomato Tortellini Soup (the recipe doesn’t call for Parmesan cheese, but really, why would you not.  I also didn’t use condensed soup so now need for milk/cream)

Tue: Pepper & Garlic Chicken in the Crock Pot with rice

Wed: Wine Glazed Steak and baked potatoes

Thr:  Creamy Grilled Chicken Piccata 

Fri: Garlic Lemon Pork with Lemon Risotto

Sat: Kitchen is closed

Sun: Roast Time (or maybe fish…depends on how the weekend goes)

 

 

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