Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obsession: Sarah's Tomato Basil Cream Soup

2 28 oz cans whole, peeled tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large shallot, roughly chopped
3 T extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 c chicken stock
4 t unsalted butter
½ c fresh basil leaves, chopped
¾ c heavy cream
¼ c Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

Add butter and olive oil to a warm, large stock pot. Over medium heat, add shallots and simmer 5 minutes; add garlic and simmer another 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese; bring to heavy simmer. Reduce heat and cook 45 minutes. Remove from heat and puree with a hand blender until smooth. Return to low heat and add heavy cream. Simmer for 25 minutes; add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with warm bread or grilled cheese sandwiches!

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About Mod City Mom

After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

About Sarah

Sarah is a passionate cook, fashionista, writer, actor, and mother. Like all actors, she ended up working at many-a-restaurant to make ends meet and shopping at countless bargain boutiques to maintain her sense of personal style. Her culinary journey, love affair with fashion, and desire to remain true to herself after becoming a mother are the inspirations for this site. Sarah lives with her husband and two sons in Chicago.

About Leah

A polymath wannabe, Leah loves books, films, music, cooking, and travel. After co-starting a writing and editing shop in 2002, Leah has spent her spare time frequenting her favorite cities, hangouts, and haunts. Her obsession with finding the new, innovative, and quirky is the impetus behind this site. Leah lives with her two sons and husband in North San Diego County.
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