Monday, 14 December 2009

Our Weekend...

Hi, did you have a nice weekend or were you out and about amongst crowds of people doing Christmas shopping? I hate shopping at the best of times , but this time of year is just horrendous. I think Kirstie has the right idea and just make what you can at home , did you see her programmes and how envious are you of her kitchen ..... me too!!

It's been quite frosty here the past few days , cold but very pretty, even if it doesn't snow at Christmas , which it probably won't , I can do frost instead.

Just the right type of weather for homemade tomato soup . Now I have to admit if it wasn't for Nina I don't think I would ever have made this , in fact I know I wouldn't - but I'm so glad I did.
The original recipe is from Country Living and it is so easy I thought I would share it with you.

Chop up some tomatoes ,( vine or plum have more flavour but any will do ) I also add some red pepper and red onion and then stick them in a roasting tin with a drizzle of olive oil.

When cooked put everything into a blender with some black pepper, a tiny bit caster sugar and a bit sea salt and give it all a good blitz, I like to squish it through a sieve before serving just to get any bits out and that's it ..... how easy ?

Goes down a treat !!

On Sunday I took Milo to see Where The Wild Things Are ..... it was okay , not really a film for a 5 year old.... I think we enjoyed the book better

And we baked cookies too..... for long time readers of this blog .... does this picture remind you of anything?

December 2009

May 2008 :-)


LissyLou said...

ooo lots od delicious foody mess going on there!!! ;)

Loved Kirsty!!

silverpebble said...

Wow what a fabulously simple recipe - thanks SO much for posting this. I'm squirreling it away. Lovely pics of your boys!

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, look at those fabulous pictures! The boys are SO cute! WTWTA definitely didn't turn out to be for small children. I loved the graphics though. Did it scare Milo? I'd heard that smaller children were afraid of the wild things.

Tabiboo said...

Love all the crisp frosty pictures and little helpers in the kitchen!

Kitty said...

Very beautiful pictures there Miss Peri. I'm amazed at how much Milo has grown in 18 months!!! x

Leanne said...

Looks like your kitchen might be a hard hat area LOL.