Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Soup and Sandwiches for Dinner

Hi everyone!  How has your week been?  Are you enjoying a beautiful spring?  We are here, but the rain is supposed to return for Thursday and Friday.

I've had good success with trying some blogger recipes this week, which means I'll be adding a few new recipe cards to my recipe box.  The first recipe I made was a delicious chocolate pie shared on a food blog that I subscribe to.  I have no pictures to show you because I took it to our Easter lunch at my in-laws' on Sunday, and there wasn't a bite left to bring home.  I will be making another one of those pies.  :)

This evening, I made a soup recipe that my my blogging friend and cook extraordinaire, Kitty, shared on her blog back in 2012.  I pinned the recipe then, and I finally got around to trying it out.  It's a shame it took me so long, because it was very good and so easy to make.

This was a creamy tomato soup that Kitty and her beloved husband, Rich, ordered at the Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina, when they visited here the summer of 2012.  Kitty purchased the restaurant's cookbook, and the recipe for the tomato soup was in it.  You can read Kitty's post and get the recipe from her Here at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen.  Your visit may take a little while because Kitty's blog is full of wonderful recipes.  :)

Mr. Forest Manor and I thoroughly enjoyed this soup, and we had plenty for leftovers (always a plus in my book).  The soup has a rich, hearty tomato flavor, and the cream makes it just perfect.  I think when I serve it again, I'll add a little bit of fresh grated Parmesan and one of those little toasted baguette slices.

With the soup, I served sandwiches made with artisan bread from Harris Teeter, pastrami and Muenster cheese (I always get Boar's Head) with yellow mustard, and grilled on the stove top.  I got this idea from my mom; she served these to us for lunch when I was visiting with them a few weeks ago.  They turned out just like yours, Mom!  ;)

Doesn't the table look really clean, tidy -- and somewhat bare?  :)  Yep, I think so too.  We are not quite this tidy when we have our meals.  I mean our food, dishes, utensils, etc., are clean, but I am not a neat cook.  I make a mess when fixing the simplest things, so of course, these photos were staged after the meal when everyone's tummies were full.

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe on your blog, Kitty; I finally tried it and better late than never!  :)

And may I just say that after three years, I'm still loving my "new" kitchen.  Thank you for your visit, and I look forward to seeing what you've been doing lately.  I'm linking this blog post to:

"Thoughts of Home on Thursday" -- Decor to Adore
"Foodie Friday and Everything Else" -- Rattlebridge Farm

All the best,



  1. Yummy, we love soups. I have tried many of Kitty's recipes and never been disappointed.
    Enjoy the rest of the week, Denise.

  2. Home made tomato soup is the best! I've not tried Kitty's recipe, but I'll check it out.
    Happy Thursday (almost), Denise!

  3. I'm so glad that you tried the soup, Denise, and I like your idea of adding some Parmesan and a toasted baguette slice for serving. The sandwich sounds delicious! I need to make your cherry cobbler again, as the last time I made it, I made my own self rising flour and messed up the measurements! I think I told you about it, but my son still loved it!
    Thanks for saying such kind things about me! xo

  4. I'm so hungry and soup and sandwich sound perfect right now! It's fun to try something new and have it be something you really like!

  5. Yummy! The soup looks so good and that little Kitty does put out a lot of good recipes! Your sandwich sounds delish too! Hope all is well in your world.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. I just discovered your blog and how lovely it is! I simply must try the tomato soup! Your photos of your kitchen are so warm and cozy! So glad to have a new beautiful and inspirational blog to explore! Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Aside from the yummy soup, I chuckling to myself for I do the same thing: use a left over piece of granite next to the stove to set things that might soil the countertop next to the cooktop. Kindred spirits.

  8. Yum! Chocolate pie sounds so good, I'll have to give that a go for sure.

  9. Oh I just know that between Kitty's recipe and your love of cooking that this soup was a real treat. Homemade soups are some of my very favorite meals!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.

  10. I bet that was delicious! Kitty is a great cook and the sweetest person too. So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday and I hope you'll come back this week. :)



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