Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday Lunch

The temperatures are much cooler here than they were just last week. It's officially autumn and that means lots of soup! I do love eating soup in its many, many forms. Last Sunday our youngest daughter and her boyfriend joined us for lunch after church.

My tomatoes are still producing heavily and they are just so pretty. I set a bowlful in the center of the table for nibbling and as decoration. Blue and yellow are one of my favourite colour combinations.

While we lived in South America, canned soups and most packaged soups were nowhere to be found. I learned to make my own soups and it's not difficult at all. It also takes very little time, unless you are planning on a long-simmering beef bone or chicken soup. I make chicken broth with my roasted chicken carcasses and freeze it for future use. This soup is a cream of broccoli that took less than half an hour, start to finish. I sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese on top and my, it melted right in and was creamy good. The cream of broccoli soup recipe can be found on my recipe blog, just click the link. With it I served a roasted tomato tart and green salad.

Table settings are wonderful ways to be creative. For more table goodness and lots of ideas, visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
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dee dee said...

Oh my, your tomatoes looks yummy! Wonderful tablescape, perfect for soup weather!
Dee Dee

podso said...

Simple, but so pretty! And the soup looks delicious (I also like to make my own soup.) Tomatoes in the center a nice touch!

Brenda Leyland said...

We share similar tastes in colours for plates and such....... your table must be a delight to set one's feet under!

Looks yummy!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty table, and the soup looks good too.
I love to go to the farm stands..this time of year brimming with vegetables and come home and make soup.
I usually buy the 50 lb bag of Chefs potatoes, big and mishaped but excellent taste!
Thanks for your visit, and it is a pleasure to meet you!

Janie's World said...

Very festive table, it gives me energy. I love homemade soup too, perfect for fall.

Sherri S said...

Love the blue napkin over the yellow plate. Makes the soup bowl pop. Such a cozy table setting!

Cynthia said...

Your tomatoes look so yummy! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Linda said...


Nancy said...

Hi Lorrie...
Oh, what a pretty table!
Your tomatoes look yummy!

Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Nancy

Brenda said...

Yes, soup weather is here. And this looks yummy!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very nice ... makes me hungry and I just came from dinner! How about sharing the tomato tart recipre?? Hope you'll stop by to visit with me.

Chari said...

Hello Lorrie...

Ohhh yes...I love autumn and I love soup weather! Hehe! Your cream of brocolli soup sounds and looks delicious, my friend! I love the idea of the crumbled blue cheese with it! I will have to give that idea a try!

Your table is the blue and yellow combo!!! And...I love the bright colored pattern of your soup bowls! I think your pretty cherry tomatoes make the perfect centerpiece...I'm a bit jealous! I have no homegrown tomatoes! Well my friend, thank you for sharing your beautiful home and table with us...and that yummy cream of brocolli soup recipe!

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!

Deanna said...

Lovely table you've created!
Enjoyed seeing your Tablescape Thursday.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Jacque said...

Hi Lorrie, that soup looks de-lish..Isn't it amazing how simple foods are such a comfort?

Love the tablescape too!

Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lorrie, such a pretty table...just so sweet and wow, look at the yummy soup!

Barb ♥

Gabriela said...

Hello Lorrie,

This soup looks so delicious!

~ Gabriela ~

rochambeau said...

Happy Autumn!
Soup is the right thing to have!
Cheers to you.
Beautiful photos~

nannykim/ spindle cottage said...

I use yellow and blue all of the time!! Such a happiness!! I love soups so much all year round even in the hot weather! I had veggie soup, pea soup and tuscan soup already this week (oh and chili) and I plan on trying a sweet potatoe kale soup this weekend!

Rettabug said...

I'm envious of your bountiful cherry tomatoes! Mine are done for the year. :(
Your table looks very inviting & you can never go wrong with blue & yellow in my book.
Thanks for the link to your recipe. Broccoli soup is the only form of that green vegetable that my husband likes. :D I look forward to making it for him.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those colors are so pretty and that soup looke wonderful! If I had grown any tomatoes, they would be a centerpiece on my table too!