For those of you who live in parts of the country that have been getting hit hard with the Winter of 2010 blizzards, snow and ice storms . . . here’s the perfect cozy-up lunch idea that I made last week when the weather rolled through the Carolina’s. Here’s a few photos of what we experienced that was just enough ‘weather’ to build a roaring fire in the fireplace and put my diet to the side for one day!
What you need to make the panini:
What you need for the soup:
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
2 carrots, unpeeled and chopped
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
5 large fresh or frozen from the garden tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves
3 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade (my recipe is under “soup” on my sidebar index)
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Blend in the cream.