We have all been sick for what feels like months, but really it’s only been a few weeks on and off (thanks, new preschool germs!). Sometimes when you’re home inside all day with a baby and a toddler it just FEELS like months. Someone out there has to know what I mean. Anyway, it was just THAT COLD — you know, the one that literally ever 2-5 year old in America has right now. Stuffy nose, cruddy cough and a head that feels the size of Texas. We normally limit Grayson’s media, but I will tell you right now that I have Daniel Tiger to thank for my survival this past week. Teacher Harriet and Doctor Anna have been our lifelines.
And of course Luke got it, too, since the boys already are rough housing (what?!?!?). I swear. They are just so physical already with each other and there is no “just keep the toddler away from the baby” type thing going on. Hah. I mean, I do what I can but at the same time it is completely impossible for me to keep them apart at times. Grayson loves his little brother way too much. And by love, I mean he loves rolling all over him and Luke loves grabbing fistfuls of his hair (how he obviously shows his affection).
Grayson lost his appetite all week, which is highly unusual for our little dude. He’s such a wonderful eater, and always has been. Its so hard when you just feel so yucky though, but as his mom, I wanted to make sure he was getting in some good nourishment.
After a trip to the pharmacy one morning to better load up on essentials (two more humidifiers purchased – I swear, I have bought at least eight over the past three years…where do they all go?!), I quickly threw together this EASY soup at home. It came together in about four minutes and Grayson ate the entire bowl.
If you love the old school Campbell’s version, give this a try. I promise it won’t take any longer than finding your can opener and that can on the shelf. All you do is whirl together some tomatoes then simmer with cream, salt and raw honey. It’s so simple but so satisfying, and made my mama heart happy to see my boy finally clean his bowl again.
- 1 14.5 oz can whole peeled tomatoes juice
- 2 tsp raw honey
- 1/4 cup cream
- pinch of sea salt
In the blender, process the tomatoes and juice into smooth. Pour into a small saucepan and add remaining ingredients. Bring to gentle simmer then taste and adjust for seasonings. You might need a bit more honey depending on when your tomatoes were canned.
This is a great basic recipe that you can adjust to your liking!
Kalyn @ Goaloflosing.comFebruary 17, 2017 at 7:13 am
I’m a stay-at-home-blogger mama as well, and boy can I relate! Oh how those sick weeks seem like they go on for months! You nailed it. Especially during the rainy/cold-no-good-days.
Thanks for sharing this recipe! We aren’t sick here yet, but it’s inevitable this time of year, especially with a 2 year old around. I’ll keep this recipe under our hat for now. Hope you all feel better soon!! 🙂
Christina @ montessoriishmom.comFebruary 17, 2017 at 7:40 am
MMM, that sounds so good! I love soup, and that sounds like one that would be easy to give a simple version to a child, and spice up a bit for the adults. Thanks for the recipe!
Haley @ The Girly Girl CooksFebruary 17, 2017 at 8:05 am
Oh perfect! Love the simplicity! You are so lucky your son is a good eater, my 2 year old is the pickiest and it kills me! I’ll have to try this soup out on him.
HannahFebruary 17, 2017 at 8:12 am
I have this on the stove right now to eat for lunch! Thank you!
Joyce @ The Hungry CaterpillarFebruary 17, 2017 at 9:33 am
Yum! This reminds me of when I used to make tomato soup with a jar of tomato sauce and plain yogurt. It was usually very bitter–the honey is smart addition. Simple recipes are the best! Sickness with babies is sort of inevitable. Hope you all get feeling better soon!
pollyFebruary 17, 2017 at 11:51 am
YUM! this is my kind of recipe! simple and mild and comfy to the belly. 🙂
Love this! and your blog. and you. XO!
Katie @ Live Half FullFebruary 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm
We are in the same boat over here- teething, ear infection, no sleep, in need of soup. Thank you! 🙂
SarahFebruary 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm
Yummy! I will be adding this to my meal plan for next week as my son also just started school and is sick weekly. But his colds are gone in a few days while I am sick for two weeks at a time (also pregnant) so if just liiiiiingers. Thank you!
Also WHERE did you get that adorable bowl??!!!
KellyFebruary 18, 2017 at 4:52 am
thank you and welcome back! a great way to use my canned tomatoes from the summer.
AnnieFebruary 20, 2017 at 7:17 am
This looks so good and EASY! Our son has been sick for 2 weeks and now teething so finding foods he’ll eat has been tricky. I’ll try this tonight!
Kaley AltemanFebruary 20, 2017 at 5:18 pm
I’ve been checking your blog sporadically over the past 2 years in hopes that you’ve been back. I haven’t checked in a while but something just called me to check again. I am ecstatic that you’re back!!! I’ve caught up and I look forward to reading what you’ve been up to. Hope all is well!
jennaFebruary 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm
thank you, kaley!
deborahFebruary 24, 2017 at 5:59 pm
When i was a kid my favorite lunch was tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. I haven’t had it in years, I must do this soon. We live in Ecuador, so this isn’t a typical food, so I’ve forgotten how good tomato soup is. If you are interested in reading more, i even talk about the food of ecuador at http://4000miles.com/
KellyMarch 31, 2017 at 9:09 am
I have made this several times – yum! Lighter milk other than cream works too. I also made some onion jam, so have added that to the blender instead of honey. This is great because it is tasty and does not make such a big batch. thanks!!
Carole from Carole's ChatterMay 12, 2017 at 7:51 pm
Hi there, this would be a great addition to the tomato theme over at Food on Friday (which is on right now). Each month there are 3 different themes plus a Potluck – so you should always be able to share something. If you would like to join in the fun on a regular basis please schedule a reminder for the second Friday of each month (NZ time). Cheers from Carole’s Chatter