Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yummy Yummy Vegetable Basil Soup

5 strips bacon (diced)
3 carrots (peeled & diced)
3 sticks celery (diced)
1 onion (diced)
1 green pepper (diced)
1 red pepper (diced)
2 garlic cloves (diced)
6 basil leaves (chopped)
28 oz can of chopped tomatoes
2 chicken bouillion cubes
1 C half & half

Cook bacon in a large soup pot. Drain all but 1T of drippings. Add carrots, celery & onion & cook for 2 minutes. Then add peppers, garlic & 1/2 of the basil. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add chopped tomatoes & let simmer for 5 minutes. Then put the soup in groups into the blender & blend it until smooth with small chunks. Return it to the pot & add the bouillion, the rest of the basil leaves & the half & half. Cook over low heat for 45 minutes & eat, eat, eat!


Mike and Amie said...

Do I blend the Bacon up too? Or do I just crumble it and put it in?

The Stokes Family said...

This Sounds really good -- can't wait to get home and re learn how to cook - It's been a long time don't know if i remember how! all i know is that I am so tired of eating out!