i was trying to make a variation on Holly's recipe but since i was lazy/lacking major ingredients, i improvised (or tried to, at least).
here's some 7-grain bread.
it's kinda old. Or actually, i don't know how old it is, but i'm assuming it's old because i don't remember when it first appeared in our breadbox.
The past few meals i've kind of been scrounging around for different kinds of grains to use, because i'm weird about bread and really only like it if it's super fresh. But when i found holly's recipe i realized it was perfect because i could use this and make it into croutons to get some lovely starchies. score.
that was a long story about the bread.
i cut it into cubes.
then while trying to prepare the breadcubes i managed to spill peppercorn all over the place. willy tried to eat some and got what he deserved ;)
okay- here comes the really messy part.
I tried to improvise tomato soup.
i took out some pizza sauce (um?) and tomato puree, poured it into a pot, and hoped for the best.
while that disaster was brewing, this happened:
let's just say that the above tomato concoction didn't work out. i'll spare you the description of the taste/texture.
called in for some backup.
i am, always have been, and now i guess always will be a campbells girl.
tried to be creative anyway. added a few drops of these two:
here's what resulted.
let's just say this totally cheered me up.
(don't tell my ego that the phone call from my therapist also helped.)
tomato soup from the sad soul (name and recipe adapted from Holly's recipe ;) )soup:
1 Can Tomato Soup
(or, if your cooler than I am, go ahead- make your own, I won't hold it against you- maybe.)
If using tomato soup add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of moo milk (i used 1%)<---the addition of milk is awesome, i swear.
Heat all over stovetop, stirring occasionally.
add tabasco + hot onion sauce (or any other kind of flavorings) as desired
preheat oven to 350F
cut up some bread that you dont' want to eat alone (or just any regular bread, ya know) into cubes
toss w/Extra Virgin Olive Oil (look guys, I spelled it out! None of this EVOO-crap on THIS blog!) ;)
add garlic powder, salt + pepper as desired
stick on baking sheet for two mintues, take out and sprinkle cheese on top. stick in oven for two more minutes. remove sheet from oven, turn croutons for even browning, and bake for two more minutes.
voila! no more sadness, right? (seek professional help if this doesn't suffice. i won't tell , promise).