I know…. most of you are going to say ~~~~ “SOUP???” Has the lady lost her mind? It’s the middle of summer!
Well, we had this meal a few days ago and YES, it was soup weather! I was wearing jeans and a light jacket! We have had a crazy summer and lots of cool, rainy weather.
Anyway, back to my meal! Keep this soup in mind for an easy summer meal or perhaps in the fall. It is DELICIOUS ~~~ and soup, salad and a muffin are often my favorite things to order for a summer lunch at our local restaurant.
As you can see this soup is from Trader Joe’s. Mr. Brown Socks and I both really love it.
I mixed up these delicious strawberry muffins. Don’t worry, I’ll share the recipe.
The recipe stated to mix in the blender, but that means I would have to go downstairs for the blender! How lazy of me. My food processor was just sitting nearby and worked just as well.
These really had great flavor and went together fast.
We have had an excellent crop of lettuce in our garden this spring and summer. With the cool temperatures it has continued to produce. In a hot season, the lettuce would bolt and would be bitter.
I love going to the olive bar at the grocery stores and adding a variety of olives on our salads. Yum….feta cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes and cukes round it out.
My muffin recipe comes from this cookbook, The Best of Cooking Light. It’s a good one. I found it at a thrift store for around $3.00 or so. There are many recipes I have marked to try already!
1 1/4 cups halved strawberries
3 T. butter, melted
2 t. grated orange rind
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 t. sugar
1/2 c. strawberry jam (optional…I did not use)
Preheat oven to 400*
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a blender and process just until mixture is blended. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until mixture is moist. Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray (I used paper liners). Sprinkle batter evenly with 2 t. sugar. Bake at 400* for 20 mins. or until muffins spring back. Remove muffins from pan immediately. Serve muffins with jam if desired. Yield 1 dozen.
Easy Pezy and we were full.
I’m glad you stopped by!!