I don’t know where to begin for today’s post! There are so many exciting things happening at The P and P Kitchen this week! I have a.d.d. of storytelling. I got a new camera lens, I have hit one year (on and off), I bought a smaller size in jeans, and oh yes I have a GIVEAWAY to celebrate it all!!! Ok, let me take a breath here and tell you all the fun things going on in a logically organized manner.
Let’s start with the new camera lens. As my faithful followers will remember this summer I posted how I was frustrated and struggling with my photographs. My dear husband finally got tired of my cursing and lamenting over how much “I hate this stupid camera! It is too hard to use and it never does what I want!” (that is an exact quote) He bought me a really nice close-up lens and the guy at the photo store was very kind and patient with me and showed me some tricks. The goal: each post going forward will look better and better!
I have been blogging for one full Calendar year now!!! I know I have had to take time off a few times over the past year, but I fully intend for that to never happen again! (Everyone keeps their fingers crossed that the pain NEVER returns!) The only good thing about being sick this year has been that I have lost a lot of weight! So I am 3 sizes smaller than when I first moved to Kansas City!!! Now that I am feeling better I am getting my appetite back and I need to watch it! (kinda hard to do when you are blogging!) So for all these great milestones in my life, I wanted to celebrate with you and offer you a chance to win The Latest Kitchen Idea’s very first Giveaway!
I love this cookbook! I think we all dream of driving around in a cool food truck and cooking and baking for the world. Kir Jensen is living that dream and she has compiled some of her best recipes here for us all to share! One lucky winner will have this cookbook in their kitchen very soon!! All you have to do is leave me a comment and like The Latest Kitchen Ideas on Facebook! You can get more entries by following me on Twitter and tweeting and sharing on Facebook about the giveaway! I hope you all get as many entries as possible! a Rafflecopter giveaway.
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Ok so now on to the recipe! Whoa, I bet you thought I’d never get to it! Told you a.d.d of storytelling today! This is a take on my BFFs from Nashville mom’s tomato soup! I make the Sweitzer Tomato Soup ALL the time! For today’s post, I changed it up a bit. It usually has fresh basil leaves, but I was going for a bit of an Italian spin on it.
Mrs. Sweitzer, Thank you for the base of this great recipe! My husband loves this soup!!
Tortellini Tomato Bisque and a Giveaway Recipe
- 1 family sized can of condensed tomato soup
- 1.5 pint milk (the real recipe calls for heavy cream)
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
- salt, pepper and dried oregano to taste (I go heavy on the pepper)
- 1 10 oz package of tortellini
- Cook tortellini according to package directions and drain
- in a stock pot add the soup, pour as much milk as will fit in the empty can
- pour in the cream and toss in the stick of butter and can of diced tomatoes
- turn up the heat and let the butter melt and the soup combine with the liquids
- add in the seasonings and then the tortellini.
- Let simmer anywhere from 5 min to 30 min
- Serve and enjoy!