This weekend, I had a refresher.
I visited family and friends in Lake Tahoe and took a fresh of breath air.
I meaaaaaaan….a breath of fresh air. It’s Monday, there’s still a little fog in the harbor.
I spent quality time with my bosom buddy, Faith. She painted my nails. I said, “hey girl,” she said “fish tacos” I said “hell yeah.” We made salmon and shrimp tacos. We were chillin out, maxin, relaxin all cool. We drank beer and spoke of girly things. I LOOOOOVE me some Faith.
I did so much and so very little. I cooked with my mom and watched more Grey’s Anatomy than I’ll admit.
I sat on the couch. This never happens.
I went for a gorgeous jog.
The whole weekend was full of Hallmark moments. And feeling inspired, I whipped up some Hallmark-y gems. When I meander around pinterest and see pretty pictures with inspirational quotes, I feel encouraged, so I thought I would make some pin-worthy inspiration myself.
I wanted to make one that says, “don’t let the bastards drag you down,” but that doesn’t sound very wholesome. We’ll save that one for a rainy day.
A note about this soup: It’s simple, makes a HUGE batch (so feel free to scale it down) and it’s just the ticket if you’re like me and are still reconciling your three bowls of ice cream and six beers from the weekend. There is no cream or milk in the soup, which makes it very acidic. In order to cut the acid, you can add sugar but as an alternative, I added baking soda. The rule of thumb is about ¼ teaspoon baking soda per 6 tomatoes to cut acid. Just for your knowledge.
Recipe Adapted from Jovial Food’s Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe