Happy Halloween week!! I have decorated my apartment. I have bought (and eaten) too much candy. I am so ready this year.
There was a pot luck at work last week and I just couldn’t resist making these super cute (and delicious!) ghost brownies! They went super fast too!
So if you have any Halloween fun planned this week I highly recommend these brownies. Sure you can use a box mix if you are short on time but the homemade version is so quick and easy and tastes so delicious.
Sometimes I daydream about opening up a small tearoom. It would be bright and cheerful and always smell delicious. I would have a few staples and then bake what ever is seasonal/I felt like to serve with pots of steaming tea. And this cake would be in regular rotation.
I know we all tend to think of rosemary as savory but it really works in this light cake. And it’s not overpowering. Just a subtle hint of rosemary throughout. The original recipe recommended serving it with stewed apples which I think would be delicious. I, however, opted to have it with some whipped cream. And of course, tea.
My brother came in from New Orleans this weekend. His flight got in late and I was looking for something comforting and warming to make him. I knew that even the DC mild cold would seem very cold to him coming from New Orleans. I think this soup does the trick. Plus it wards off any marauding bands of vampires you may see out there. It is October after all.
This is a perfect soup for a cold night. It is warm, comforting, and delicious. You can serve it with a fried egg on top, my husband’s favorite, or just some good bread cut up and toasted, my favorite.
There are a few precious weeks here when this soup is at its peak. These weeks when the temperature is cool enough that I begin to think ‘mmmm soup’ but the tomatoes you can find are still flavorful and juicy and not the strip-mined hard things that take over the grocery store in winter. These weeks are when this soup is amazing and really a must!
So… go and make it. It is like a grilled cheese sandwich on top of a bowl of really good tomato soup. What is not to like?