Posts Tagged With: tomatoes

Recipe: Homemade Tomato Bisque

I am so ready for fall foods. Soups, chili, chicken-n-dumplings, etc. Let’s face it. There are certain foods we just don’t cook during the summer. At least, I don’t.

Here’s another easy homemade soup for you to try. Homemade Tomato Bisque. So, so, so, SO much better than the canned stuffed. Give it a whirl this fall with a grillled cheese sandwich. It is yummy!


1 pound tomatoes (canned)
2 cups milk
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the tomatoes in a saucepan. Heat milk and butter in a separate saucepan, but do not boil. When tomatoes are hot (not boiling) stir in soda and pour into the hot milk and stir. Remove from heat and season to taste. Can be doubled or tripled but do not increase the baking soda.

**Recipe note from my mother*** ‘This recipe sounds like what Maw Maw Bussy used to make for me when I was a child and didn’t feel well. She would walk across the field between our houses and bring it to me. I thought it was wonderful!’

In case you’re wondering: ‘yes. Still quite dizzy and sleepy. Can’t tilt my head backwards or to the right without setting it off. Praying that it goes away sooner rather than later.’

Categories: Cooking with Starwoodgal, Salads and Soup | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Recipe: Nanaw’s Homemade Chili Sauce

A while back, I Blogged about some other recipe and mentioned my grandmother’s homemade chili sauce.  Don’t ask me when I Blogged about it because frankly, I can’t be held accountable for anything I said this morning, much less a few weeks ago.  It is a hormone thing.  But, a neighborly fellow-blogger reminded me about it, so – my apologies.  I was remiss in posting the recipe as promised. 

This stuff is really good over black eyed peas, green beans, meat, etc.  I don’t know what it doesn’t taste good on with the exception of chocolate.  It isn’t really Chili Sauce as much as a tomato Chow-Chow as some might call it.  I don’t care what you call it, IT IS MMMM MMMMM GOOD!  Ya’ll give it a try before those ‘maters are all gone.

Nanaw’s Chili Sauce

12 Large Ripe Tomatoes
3 onions
2 sweet green peppers
2 sweet red peppers
2 tablespoons mixed spice (Mom said these are pickling spices)
2 teaspoons celery seed
2 cups vinegar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 teaspoons salt

 Peel tomatoes and cut in small pieces.  chop the onions and peppers.  Mix all together and add remaining ingredients, having the spices tied in a cheese cloth bag.  Cook until thickened, about one and one-half hours.  Turn into sterilized jars and seal.

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