Mike's 3 Ingredient Tomato Soup - (Really?) the Longmeadow Farm

37 mins (prep 7, cooking 30)
17 ingredients
2-3 servings
On a cold Saturday a couple of weeks ago, (when the raining was falling in buckets and the water came up to the top of your ankle) I set out to make a "simple" tomato soup to be devoured when coming through the door by the whole hungry group. You see, my sons, Bryan and Mike come and work on the farm nearly every single Saturday ever since they were youngsters. They are both grown and have families now, as well as full time jobs, but still find time to come up to pick up sticks, mow lawns in the summer, dig out waterspouts in the fall, muck out cows, start bon-fires to burn excess brush, cut, and split wood, and clean out water troughs. This day was the worst. I mean, the water was non-stop and made it difficult to just walk, much less work. But the work still had to be done, and that's that. On this afternoon, I typically make a light dinner, but hadn't had time to put anything together because I was working right alongside Mike and getting just as wet as he was. I left him to the water and wood, (he loved this) and snuck quietly away without being seen. I set out to putting something really quick together, and it had to be easy, and really, really, really good as I had snuck away, and would no doubt hear later that I was a wimp, and left when the work really got started. So this is it. This is what I put together, and it is by no means anything you would remotely get in a classy restaurant, or serve to guests, but it is something to make you feel enchanted, deeply happy and humbled you were able to make it inside after being in the cold. The story continues because Mike was overly zealous in knowing the secret to my soup. He kept asking me, (for a couple of days) what I did to the enchanting soup to make it so good? I would laugh, and say, "Why Mike, it just has the 3 ingredients in it. You could make it just as easily at your house." The ingredients were: "Tomatoes, rice, and basil." "Just put crushed up tomatoes, with some water in a soup pot, at rice, and basil". Well that does sound easy, doesn't it? Mike kept asking.."Mom are you sure it's just three ingredients?" Yep, Mike it is. But you might want to add "herbes de provence, some grated onion, croutons to the top, olive oil in the bottom of the pot.......to this day, Mike has given up trying to figure out how many ingredients were exactly in there, but the best to my recollection, this is that recipe. See? Just three ingredients. That's it. If it seems to thick, just add 1/2 cup of water or broth, and stir until it comes back to a soup like consistency.

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Serving Size (335.35 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 551.86 Calories from Fat 137.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.27g 46.99%
Saturated Fat 2.82g 28.21%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1138.29mg 94.86%
Total Carbohydrate 88.04g 58.69%
Dietary Fiber 6.34 g 50.75%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 14.28g 57.13%
Vitamin A 100.2IU% Vitamin C 0.6mg%
Calcium 101.58mg% Iron 5.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked rice, crushed tomatoes, small onion, fresh basil