Happy Happy Monday!! I hope everyone's weekend was tons of fun! Mine was a great time I went to my friend Ryan's Coast Guard Ship! I never thought it would interest me as much as it did. The ship was enormous and the quarters are so compact. They fit sleeping quarters, bathrooms, dinning/cafeteria halls, and work stations all inside this boat. It was a maze getting through three levels of the ship. Here are some pics I gathered.
Pic 1: Jeff and Ryan at the dock. You can see the ship in the background.
Pic 2: The door we enter (like a submarine :)
Pic 3: Me in front of the huge gun!
Pic 4: Inside
Pic 5: Sleeping quarters; there are 3 beds there!
Pic 6: Jeff (right) Ryan (left) in the TV room
As you can tell in the pics it has been a little overcast and gloomy here. Whenever it is cloudy and rainy I crave soup. So... I made some tomato basil soup with cheese crackers. The hubby had a grilled cheese with his, as pictured.
This tomato soup was incredibly easy to make. And most likely you have all the ingredients in your house already. The added basil brings added life to the tomatoes. I loved, loved loved this soup! It was so good I could not stop eating it. Which isn't a bad thing the entire pot that feeds 8 is only 371 calories! It is just amazing! My hubs was admit that he does not like tomato soup! Yet when he tried this he went back for seconds and said it was DELICIOUS! Because the soup is blended down, there are no chunks of tomato. It almost is like eating a tasty marinara sauce :)
I topped the soup with cheese crackers I made. This was such a perfect soup I will be making it all the time!
Let me know how you enjoy it in the comments. I love hearing when people have tried a recipe!
|Cheese Crackers. SO simple|
Healthy Tidbits: Very low in Sat. Fat. No cholesterol. High in Dietary Fiber, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Thiamin and Vit. E. Very High in Iron, Vit. A, B6 & C.