Spicy Tomato Soup

here’s a quick and simple, and HEALTHY recipe, that’s filling and just as good warmed up the next day:

it comes from Giada De Laurentiis:
and uses ingredients that you can just keep on hand:

(the original recipe calls for Pastina pasta, but i used Ditalini.)

after sauteing your onion, garlic, and carrots until soft, you add in the rest of the ingredients, and simmer for 10 minutes. how easy is that??!!

and it really throws it over the edge to serve with a big ol’ fat salted grilled cheese. the hubs picked up a loaf of Tomato Basil Bread from Panera, and we grilled up some grilled cheese with sharp cheddar, and sprinkled just a tad of kosher salt on top before serving.
we ate this same exact dinner three nights in a row because it was such a hit.
i won’t include a recipe card on this one since its a Giada original, so for the full recipe, see here.

and just for fun…
as expected, the Bug was all smiles during her soccer game this past weekend:
and, not that its important, BUT….
the Boy scored his very first touchdown ever this past weekend. i was just slightly excited…
(ie: you just might be able to hear me screaming cheering loudly on the official game video!!)
and i feel like i should update you on the status of our beloved dogs, Plopper and Sniffer. i just so happened upon them yesterday as they were having emergency surgery, but Doctor Lego Man used all his doctoral skills to fix them all up brand new.
phew! that might’ve been a close call!

see y’all later,