When looking for recipes, I stumbled upon the greatest cooking tool online. FineCooking.com has a make your own creamy vegetable soup program. Click here to start creating your recipe. What is so neat about it is that you probably have most of the ingredients already in your pantry and it puts them together perfectly. In addition to soup they have a recipe maker for tarts, casseroles, meats and much more. I cannot wait to try out some of the others.
I picked a cream of Asparagus soup and it turned out great! I couldn't believe that adding orange juice would be part of the recipe! Click here to get the full recipe I created using the site.
I also made some yummy open faced sandwiches. This was a big time saver because I had them all prepared and just popped them in the oven about 10 minutes before eating.
I made the sandwiches with yummy rosemary bread, topped with olive and basil tapenade, tomatoes turkey and ham and this awesome Irish cheese that flaked so pretty. Then I sprinkled a little oregano on each of the sandwiches.
Here trhey are out of the oven - yum!
And the finished cream of aspargus soup topped with chopped cilantro. So, so good!
I also served a salad - greens, chopped apples, pecans, mandarin oranges, cucumbers and a balsamic vinagarette.
Here is the full spread out our little table.
Such a nice visit with cousin Carolyn and her husband Jeff.