Saturday, June 5, 2010

Romantic Asparagus?

Ahhhh, Saturday.  I had my Lentil Burger lunch around 11:00 am today, so by 2:00 pm, I was ready for lunch number two ;)
So, I cooked again.

Tomato Soup
Better than Campbell's, cheaper than Campbell's.

1 can tomato paste
2 1/4 c. water
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried basil
3-4 tsp. real maple syrup
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and black pepper, to taste
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Put the tomato paste into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the water and whisk until combined.  Add all other ingredients and whisk.  Bring it to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for five minutes.  Ladle into bowls and top with cheese, if you are using it.  I say go for it.  It is even better after it sits for a while!

Two lunches down, and it was time to go couponing. 
I went to the Wal-Mart in my town, which always proves annoying and fruitless.  I usually go to the store in another town, as they are much more cooperative and...nice.
I had coupons that enabled me to get lots of goodies free or nearly so, which wigged out the cashier. 
The loot the lady thought I was stealing:

Nice!  It was worth the ten minute argument with TWO cashiers. 
I came home and cooked again. 
Oh, and I got a bouquet from the Husband today!

Local, organic asparagus for one.  He knows the way to my heart :)

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Joe is a Romantic isn't he?? His Daddy taught him well! Like when he gives a bag of Tootsie Rolls and I am happy for an entire day!! Hey, is the spider dead yet? I still think it looks like a brown recluse. LOVE YA! Susie