I don't like ready meals. If I were to put anything in Room 101 it would be ready meals. With one exception, baked beans. Baked beans are food brilliance, they're nutritious, good for breakfast, lunch and tea (when desperate). I lived on baked beans and toast as a student.
But, I prefer to know what I'm eating so I usually prepare a meal from raw ingredients, it doesn't need to be time consuming or expensive. As a family, one of our all time favourites is soup. You can't go wrong, tasty, healthy, nutritious, easy.
Top of my list is my own take on tomato soup. Now I love tomatoes, I'm glad we can call them a fruit because without doubt, I would rather eat a punnet of tomatoes than anything else. Not, the horrid tasteless ones you get in the supermarket, but the nuggets of juicy sweetness that you can't often buy but have to grow yourself, like; 'Ailsa Craig' an old, reliable variety dead easy to get hold of and my dad swore by it, or; ' Mortgage Lifter' according to Simpson's seeds, 'famous for flavour'; or how about 'Flamme' as recommended to me by the folks at Westdean Gardens.
Here is my recipe, let's call it Keddie's easy Tomato Soup watch out for the surprise.
Keddie's easy Tomato Soup,
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