Nobody here but us servantless Star Wars cooks…
Back to the Kitchen by Freddie Prince Jr.
75 Weeks. 75 Recipes.
Lazy teenager by day, a charity working Rogue Rebel by night.
Week one, 74 weeks to go.
Today I cooked Freddie Prinze Jr.’s “Mom’s ‘The Best’ Tomato Soup” which was honestly THE BEST tomato soup! The times when I have tomato soup would usually be in a restaurant, I have never made any kind of soup unless you count Top Ramen, so this was my first time making a real soup. Of course, I was scared to death, worried that I would have messed it all up, thankfully it was perfect! On the recipe, Kanan recommends a Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwich with the tomato soup, unfortunately, I didn’t have the ingredients to make it so I ended up making regular “Lizzy Sandwiches” which is bread, mayonnaise, ketchup, cheese, and ham. My dad wasn’t crazy about the sandwiches, but he really seemed to enjoy the soup, saying that he was so glad to eat “Healthy Kanan Soup”. The pictures would probably tell you way more than I can.
When I first started, I had cut the bell peppers and I started to cut the onions. Every time I cut onions, my eyes are super sensitive to the irritating acids, so of course… I started crying, then I wasn’t even able to open my eyes. It seemed like a regular day of crying or so says my dad. I wish I had something to shield my eyes from it like Kanan, but then I started thinking that over and began to cry.
After cooking the vegetables, I poured the cans of diced tomatoes and began to mix. Since the recipe had said to let it boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. During that time, I will confess, I played Star Wars Battlefront…
After I had logged out and ran to the kitchen, I had put the soup in a blender and FINALLY, it was done. I served it in black bowls and the sandwiches stacked up in one plate.
As I took off my apron, (( which I would like to say, looks just like Freddie’s )) I settled down in my seat and took my first bite of the soup.
It was awesomely good. It had this… fresh sense to it! Thanks to the Cayenne pepper, it also had this small bit of spice which my dad says that absolutely loved about it. I also served the soup with some saltine crackers which dad recommended. He told the family about how he loved to crush them and put them into tomato soup when he was a kid, but that tomato soup he always ate was from a can!
Well, I say, “NO MORE CANS!”
“Mom’s ‘The Best’ Tomato Soup” is the way to go.
Thanks for reading! Once every week, I will write a blog about the recipe that I make from, “Back to the Kitchen” by Freddie Prinze Jr.
I now have 74 recipes and weeks to go.
See you next week.
P.S. You can get Freddie’s book here and cook up some of these AMAZING recipes yourself!
P.P.S. The idea behind this came from a film called Julie & Julia which you can check out here!
2 thoughts on “The Freddie/Lizzy Project: Mastering the Art of Kanan Cooking”
Ooooh! That looks so yummy! I wish I had studied cooking when I was younger! Great job on the presentation, Lizzy! Here’s hoping I’ll be able to taste your awesome food someday!