Working the late shift can really play havoc with my sleep patterns. Most nights, I don’t get to bed until 2 or 3 a.m. (Last night, it was about 3:30.) As a result, I tend to sleep away most of the morning.
Today was no exception. Once I managed to drag my butt out of bed (at 10:40 a.m.), I spent what was left of the morning in the kitchen.
First, I pulled the Crock Pot’s crock out of the fridge. (I readied the Cider Stew, tonight’s dinner, before I went to sleep.) I put it in its base, but didn’t turn it on until after I had the Potato-Crusted Quiche (made with asparagus instead of spinach this time) in the oven. I wanted it to come to room temperature so I didn’t crack the crock.
With the quiche in the oven and the stew in the slow cooker, I (finally) started on lunch: Roni’s Homemade Garden Tomato Soup from Green Lite Bites.
Like Roni, I’d never made tomato soup that didn’t come in a can. But the recipe couldn’t be simpler: Just whir the ingredients in the food processor and simmer on the stove.
Can I just say, “Yum”? There’s no other way to describe fresh, homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese on the side. Add in the peach I ate while I waited for the soup to cook, and I’ve eaten 7 Points so far today. Not bad at all.
I know dinner will be just as delicious. I love my Mom’s Cider Stew.