Snow-maggedon Soup and Sandwiches

All week the media were in a frenzy.  They were certain that the Pinnacle Weather Moment of the Century was upon us all.

I am not one to believe that snow in Minnesota is much of a news story.  But this time the media was correct in predicting more than just a few inches.  So yesterday T and I hunkered down (that is a Minnesota term used whenever there is "Weather" and we choose not to leave home until the "Weather" subsides) and admired the blustery beauty of a winter storm.  These tasty soup and sandwiches helped to warm T up after his many turns at keeping the driveway clear.

To make a quick tomato soup, heat a tablespoon of tomato paste and a bit of garlic in olive oil over medium low heat for about 30 seconds.  Add a can of diced or crushed tomatoes.  Bring to a simmer.  Add a few cups of chicken broth.  Put the whole thing through the blender.  Taste.  Add a bit of sugar, pepper, basil, etc. Serve with grilled three-cheese sandwiches toasted in equal parts butter and olive oil.


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