Mmm Mmm Good. Sort of.
After reading selections from Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, a new fervor for mostly-vegetarian cooking has assailed me. Helped along by the surprise gift of How To Cook Everything Vegetarian from my mom (thanks, Mom!!) I’ve had lots of fun planning out menus and serving simple, fresh, and delicious meals.
Well, not always simple. Yesterday I made homemade tomato soup. It sounds easy, but let me tell you, any soup recipe that involves roasting and straining and food processing in addition to stove-top cooking is not a simple recipe to me. And the clean-up was daunting for a simple bowl of soup. (Note: I probably used more pans than called for because I’m a lousy cook.)
It was perfectly good soup. It tasted like tomatoes. And I’m somewhat ashamed to admit that I prefer the taste of Campbell’s. To be perfectly fair, I should make the recipe again, using high-quality ingredients. But I’m not going to, at least not right now. One can, one pot, and one bowl. That’s awfully hard to argue with.