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Make a Homemade Soup as a Weekly Ritual
Simple Living Tip #2: Make a homemade soup during the fall and winter as part of your weekly ritual.
We all know those women who look like they can do it all. Whether it’s having a prosperous career, exercising everyday, or putting a homemade dinner on the table – it’s like they know this secret that the rest of us are struggling to find. Well, I have some good news for you. There is a little trick that I’ve uncovered to make one thing in your life a little easier. Here is how to create a thoughtful tradition by making a homemade soup as part of a weekly ritual.
As a college student, I babysat for a family with two little girls. I didn’t know how to cook at the time, so their fridge was always stocked with easy meals from Trader Joe’s. During the fall and winter, their mom made us a delicious homemade soup and stored it in the fridge to have for dinner a few times a week.
We always looked forward to our cozy soup nights and turned them into a special little occasion. Sometimes the girls would even take baths before dinner so they could eat in their pajamas to feel extra cozy. Since it was so easy to prepare, there was always time to set the table and make a festive centerpiece.
When I moved away after graduating, their family surprised me with a handmade cookbook complete with each soup recipe. It was one of the most beautiful, thoughtful gifts I have ever received! Now I keep the tradition going by making a homemade soup during the fall and winter as a weekly ritual.
A homemade soup will make you feel like you’re one of those women who can do it all. When you prepare a homemade recipe ahead of time, it gives you a memorable night to look forward to every week. The best part, you can easily store soup in a large mason jar in the fridge as a dinner that will last for several days. Turn this night into a special tradition to enjoy with your family and friends. Finally, you can relax knowing that dinner is already made!
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 red onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
4 cups vegetable stock
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 bunch basil
Garnish with Parmesan cheese, pepper & basil
1.Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a large pot. Add onions and season with salt. Cook onions until soft and golden brown (about 15 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute, stirring to avoid burning.
2.Stir in the tomatoes and vegetable stock. Season with Kosher salt and ground black pepper. Bring the soup to a boil. Lower heat to maintain simmer for 15 minutes.
3.Mix using a hand mixer or transfer to blender. If using a blender, return mixture to the pot.
4.Stir in the cream and basil, and simmer for at least 15 minutes.
5.Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and basil. Store in fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Lisa Rosen writes Based On Beige, a modern diary for the art of simple living. It’s a lifestyle destination built on intentional, thoughtful living. It will inspire you to appreciate the beauty in life’s simple moments. www.basedonbeige.com