Simple Tomato Soup

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This is a hard time of year to come up with dinners.  My husband is saying he wants lighter fare and to start the New Year with more healthy dinners.  Which is good and noble but my impulse in the dark cold days of January is to eat warm comfort food and look at the bitter cold drizzle outside my window.

This soup answers both those desires.  It is a thick rich tomato soup, just begging to be consumed with a grilled cheese sandwich and is if full of blended veggies.  Healthy, warm and comforting, and super quick and easy to make.  A perfect January dinner.

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Rye Bread

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Rye Bread

So the Christmas tree and the Menorah are both officially down.  My husband and I have been cleaning pretty much all week.  And the house looks like normal.  I even took down my nice evergreen wreath and made a super cute snowman one for the door.  The holidays really have ended.

Happy 2015.  Yes I typed 2014 at first and then went back and erased it.  My fingers just seem to know how to type 2014 and I still have to think about the 5.  It will be mid-March before I adjust.  I know because I go through this every year. Sigh.

For New Years Day we decided to forgo traditional feasts and such.  I woke up a little sniffly and by the end of the day was in full-blown cold territory.  So I made fancy-schmancy grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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