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Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

I saw this recipe for Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup on pinterest from 365 Days of Slow Cooking, and also on Sisters' Cafe.  So, I decided that I should make it along with some Macaroni Grill style Rosemary Bread.  

As I was finishing up making this soup, I realized that it might have been a mistake to make it for dinner.  It looked delicious, but I remembered that my husband does not like tomato soup of any kind.  And my kids don't really like tomato soup either.  I decided to cook up some pasta that my kids could toss in their soup.

When I served dinner this is what happened from my family:
  • 7 year old:  ate her bowl with a little complaining and said, "Mom, this is a TINY bit good."
  • 5 year old:  ate a lot of his bowl until he got distracted by something and left the table.  
  • 2 year old:  wouldn't touch it 
  • hubby:  (who worked late and ate later) tried a bite and said that he was sorry, but he never has liked tomato soup. I made him a chicken salad sandwich on rosemary bread.
So, lucky for me...I have lots of soup in my freezer ready for me to enjoy for lunch.  I loved it and might make it again for lunch with the my girlfriends. 
Check the recipe for Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup on 365 Days of Slow Cooking.  The only things that I changed was that I used half of the butter and flour (only 1/4 c. each butter and flour) and it thickened up just fine.  I also used fat free half and half.  Yum!

P.S.  The Macaroni Grill bread was gone in a flash.  My family loved it!


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