Tomato Soup: Easy and yummy

This is what you need:

3 cups milk
1 stick of butter
1/2 of an onion
3 TB of garlic powder
tomato paste
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 TB sugar
1/4 cup red wine

Put wine, onions and butter into pan, and simmer for 10 minutes ish.. while you do other things

Like gather ingredients
Dice up real or stewed tomatoes, or if you have diced.. then use those
add them into the mix

Then add milk, all spices and an inky bit of flour

lastly, add the tomato paste

Stir it, let is simmer for a few more minutes and serve =D
I made grilled cheese and it was perfecto!


Jean’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies 1 & 2

Recipe 1 Soft Cakey Oatmeal Cookies:

3 eggs
1 stick butter/margarine/shortening
1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda, baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice

Waiting backstage: 2 cups Oatmeal, 1/2 cup milk and Raisins

Mix ingredients in Bowl 1

Then mix ingredients in Bowl 2 and gradually add, alternating with milk

After this is mixed, add oatmeal

Then add raisins (or other ingredients of choice) and drop onto cookie sheet.
Then bakc 8-10 minutes at 350º or 10-12 at 325º

and you get:
Aaron gives these cookies the thumbs up, and I think I know many people who would like them.

After making these cookies, I asked Jean and google what I could do to make these cookies less soft, and more chewy and thin. The consensus brought me to the altered version below. KEY: less soda and baking powder, substitute white sugar for brown, press down cookies after dropping on sheet and bake less time.

Recipe 2: :

Melted Butter 1 stick
3/4 cups Brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup oatmeal

Melt Butter and mix in first bowl with brown sugar and eggs (like above, but you get a darker looking mixture.

Mix Flour, Baking soda, salt, cinnamon in another bowl

Then add to wet mixture

Add oatmeal, then raisins

and put on cookie sheet, flattened down after dropping
I baked mine at 300º for 10 minutes. and they were almost exactly what I was looking for, and yummy none the less
Somewhere, sometime I had an oatmeal cookie that changed my life. I can’t recreate it, and for that reason, I’m quitting the oatmeal cookie search/fiasco, I’m going to leave the oatmeal cookies to other people.

next week: Monkey Bread

commenting and future baking

Hello everyone. Just so you know, anyone can post a comment on my blog postings. You don’t have to have an account, so don’t be scared.

Later today I think I’ll take a stab at oatmeal cookies, since I have spent much time using multiple recipes and never had any that i thought were ‘the best’ oatmeal cookies ever.
So, I’m working on it.

Also, later this week I think I’m going to try Monkey Bread.
ta ta.