Roasted Tomato Soup

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Today was nasty, rainy, gloomy day and what is best on a yucky day? SOUP! My friend Ashley mentioned that she would love some tomato soup and just like that the seed was planted! I was a woman on a mission. And I must say, MISSION ACCOMLISHED! This soup was DELISH!! And aside from waiting for the veggies to roast it came together rather quickly.

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Roasted Tomato Soup

3 lbs Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise

1 large Vidalia onion, quartered

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1/4 cup olive oil

splash of balsamic vinegar

salt & crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

1 t smoked paprika

1 t thyme

32 oz chicken stock

1 T tomato paste

2 t sugar

1/2 cup half & half

Slice tomatoes in half lengthwise, quarter onions & peel garlic; toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and spices. Place on rimmed cookie sheet; roast at 375 for 35-45 mins. Puree in food processor to desired texture add chicken stock, tomato paste and sugar. Allow flavors to combine for at least 30 mins. over low heat. ENJOY!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Roasted Tomato BBQ Sauce

I am IN LOVE with this new bbq sauce I made last night. It smelled as good cooking as it tasted.

P1010139 3 tomatoes, ripe/firm, peeled, cored and cut in chunks

1/2 sweet onion, sliced

2 T olive oil

sea salt

1 T brown sugar

1 T balsamic vinegar

1 T red wine vinegar

1/2 tsp red pepper

1 tsp smoked paprika

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place tomatoes and onions on rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sea salt. Roast at 400 for 20 mins. Pour in cuisinart with sugar, vinegars & spices; blend until smooth. Perfect with grilled chicken, pork or grilled Tuna Steak would be yum.

I LOVED this and will surly add this to my summer arsenal.

xoxo. Mama Bird