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.
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