Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Apple Bacon Tomato Soup

What do you get when you cross a pig with a centipede?

Bacon and Legs!

I have been slacking on my recipe blogging (and just blogging in general) so I'm getting myself back on track with this delicious soup.


See how hearty and delicious it looks?

It sounds like a very strange combination when you look at the ingredients. I'm no chef, so I have no idea why these all worked together though to make a tasty soup.

Side Note: When I say "tasty soup" in my head I say it like Jules in Pulp Fiction saying "That IS a tasty burger!"

Side Note #2: It bothers me that in the Fergie song "Fergilicious" they say she's "T to A to S-T-E-Y girl you tasty." There is no E in "tasty", Fergie.

What was I talking about? Oh yes, the delicious soup. I followed the recipe but would add these notes:

- We bought stewed tomatoes and they were in big chunks, so I chopped them up before adding them.

- We used a red delicious apple and merlot for the wine

- The apples cooked for about 10 minutes before I added them to the big pot, and we let that simmer about 20 minutes before we couldn't resist digging in any longer. Not only does this taste great, it SMELLS great while cooking.

- Use turkey bacon to make it healthier. Unless you have a husband who accompanies you grocery shopping and starts whining like a 3 year old girl when you attempt to put turkey bacon in the grocery cart at Meijer on Sunday.

So I'd grade this recipe as an A. It was different, it was easy, it was delicious, and it was pretty darn healthy.


Keri said...

Haha! Your little story about buying turkey bacon made me laugh.

I'm still having a hard time getting past the fact that there are apples in this soup recipe...

Juli D said...

I know - I totally felt the same way. But give it a try if you're brave!! :)