Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Salad

My parents came over today for what is known as "linner" this is lunch and dinner combined "our unrefined version of brunch", and one of my family favorites is a caprese salad.  It's super easy to make, takes minimal effort, and is ready in minutes.  Sometimes I will just make this for my dinner and I'll be good to go.  But today this was our appetizer prelude to "linner".  Create and enjoy!  Happy eating!


4 tomatoes (I used heirloom)

1 lb of mozzerlla cheese



 Balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Cut tomatoes and make sure you cut them thick.  Then cut up mozzarella cheese thick as well so you can place them on top of the tomatoes. Take individual basil leaves and place them on top of the cheese (see picture).  Top with a drizzle of  olive oil and balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy! 

Tomato basil soup

Today was super gloomy, not much sun shining today and we were all just hanging out watching movies and the hubs asked me to make some tomato soup.  It's a really quick easy recipe which is also loaded with major flavor!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!.  Happy eating!


1 32 ounce box of chicken stock

24 ounces of crushed tomatoes

1/2 cups of  half and half

12 fresh basil leaves chopped

1/4 cup parmigiano cheese (fresh)

salt and pepper to taste

Add chicken stock, and crushed tomatoes to large pot.  Turn the heat on the stove to medium.  Add half and half, fresh basil leaves and parmigiano cheese and salt and pepper to taste.  Let ingredients come to a rapid boil, then turn on medium low heat.  Serve and enjoy!! Happy eating!!