V-day in the sticks

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Welcome to valentine’s day!! Are you glad it’s almost over? sad it’s almost over? such mixed emotions on a day of love!

We are not big valentine’s day people but you know, once you have children, everything changes. So this year I decided to celebrate a bit, first off by following sistah2’s advice and made this gift for our daycare provider:

 

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So cute!

I decided for supper to make some tomato soup a la jamie paired with some sandwiches. Why tomato soup? Because it’s red of course!!

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First step, lots of veggies!

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Then throw those roughly chopped veggies into some warm olive oil and cook it.

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Once the onions are soft and veggies are shiny and delicious, the tomatoes and stock goes in

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Seriously, who wants to buy canned tomato soup ever again?

Boil those veggies

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And purée it into goodness once it’s cooled ( adding some fresh basil- I love the smell of fresh basil!)

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Results?

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And the taste test

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The bowl was empty and the sandwich gone. I would say it’s a hit.

Next up, opening up the v-day treat.

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What else is in there?

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Ohhh, he likes it!

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The best part was watching him chew and chew on jelly belly- beans.

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And chewing….

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And now using his finger to try to dislodge the sticky jellybean!

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And to finish off the night, one of Nigella Lawson’s fairy cakes.

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So delicious, you may end up with some on your face,

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Agh, a successful valentine’s day after all. And the best part of all, some beautiful flowers to brighten up those February days. Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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3 responses »

  1. lovely pics of isaac, he is so very cute. but i must say, your tomato soup wasn’t really red, was it? maybe next time make some cherry Kool Ade, that stuff is really really red.

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