a soup & sandwich kind of day

To warm you on the inside, my friends!



Val’s Tomato Soup with Sweet Chile Sauce and Basil

soup soup

  • 2 20 oz jars of homemade tomato sauce or 3 large cans good quality crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 basil leaves, sliced in thin ribbons
  • 1/2 bag dry (about 2 cups) Great Northern Beans, cooked
  • 1 cup sweet chile sauce (homemade or Thai Sweet Chile Sauce)
  • olive oil
  • If using homemade sauce, also use about 3 Roma or beefsteak tomatoes, chopped, for texture

Heat oil in a large stock pot; toss in garlic and chopped tomatoes; simmer for 5 minutes.  Slowly pour in tomato sauce; simmer for 20 minutes. Add sweet chile sauce and beans; heat until warmed.  Top with basil ribbons, serve & enjoy!

Grilled Turkey Pastrami Sandwich

sammy sammy

this isn’t your usual suspect Rueben, turkey or pastrami sandwich…

  • 1/4 lb shaved turkey pastrami
  • 6 slices provolone
  • 4 T cream cheese
  • 4 T sweet chile sauce (see…

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