Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weekday dinner: tomato soup and greens

On Sunday night, I went over to Chez J for a blissfully vegetable-ful meal.  Dish #1 was beet greens, blanched and then sauteed with garlic and olive oil.  Dish #2 was tomato soup, which started with some chopped carrots and onions (I think?), plus roasted tomatoes (half fresh, half canned), broth, a little cream, garlic, and basil.  Once they were all cooked down together, it was time to break out the Awesome Immersion Blender, which I got to try and do, indeed, covet very much.  We also had fresh croutons and extra French bread on the side.  Hooray for successful simplicity!