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This Easy, Make Ahead Tomato Soup Recipe comes together in Less than Five Minutes!  Whip up a batch in your Blender and have it all week long for a wholesome After-School Snack for your Kids.

Easy Blender Tomato Soup | Baking a Moment

Ok I’m a weirdo.  This is going to sound really strange, but- I just feel like I need to talk to you guys!  It feels like it’s been too long, since I really, you know, talked to you.  You, invisible friends out there.

How are things?  How is your end of summer/beginning of Fall going?

Last week was back to school week here.  My older son is back in school, second grade now!  And my little guy is off to kindergarten.  What a milestone.  Watching him walk in through those huge glass doors put a lump in my throat.

So, I’ve been a mom for 7-1/2 years now.  Sounds like a long time but it sure doesn’t feel that way.  I remember when I first came home from the hospital with my first-born.  My mom kept asking me how I was doing.  I was like “It’s hard right now, I’m learning the ropes, but I know it will get easier once I get the hang of it.”

What can I say.  I was wrong.  You never really get the hang of it.  Or rather, just when you think you do, everything changes.  Just when you get the hang of nursing, they’re on to solids.  Just when you think you’ve got their sleep schedule down, they start teething.  Just when you think you know what they like to eat, they change their minds.  You master teaching them to put on their own shoes, only to face the next challenge of potty training.  And then ABC’s & 123’s.  Put your dirty clothes in the hamper, please (times infinity).  Then bullies, homework, cavities, sports, dating…

I made mistakes at this time last year.  Failures I want to learn from.  They would come home from school, scatter backpacks, shoes and jackets all over the downstairs, eat snacks on top of snacks, and watch tv until boredom had them picking fights with each other.  I was always busy with other chores, and I would get irritated and nag at him to start his homework, but their were countless days where the folder didn’t get opened until after 7 pm.

I want to do better.  I want to be the kind of mom that has everything under control.

Easy, Make Ahead Blender Tomato Soup | Baking a Moment

We’re working on a new game plan for this year.  Mornings and afternoons will get the real attention they deserve.  Wholesome, healthy foods will be offered, right from the start.  My day will be restructured, so they’ll have my full attention.  Jackets on hooks, before anything else.  Sit down, eat this food I made for you, tell me about your day, show me your homework folder and lets get this out of the way so the rest of the afternoon can be yours.

There will be extra-curricular activities.  We don’t live in the kind of neighborhood where kids come knocking at the door to play.  Winter was tough last year.  They got stir crazy.  I didn’t know to expect it, and before I knew it, we were in the thick of it and all the signups were over and done with.

Easy, Make Ahead Blender Tomato Soup | Baking a Moment

Easy, Make Ahead Blender Tomato Soup | Baking a Moment

Jill from Foodtastic Mom inspired me to do better with nightly reading.  We are wrapping up The One and Only Ivan; reading aloud at bedtime has quickly become a routine that we all look forward to.  I’m keeping my tablet queued up with more great books to keep up the momentum.  If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear; leave me a comment.  I’ve got two boys, 7 and 5, if you didn’t already know 😉

I’m feeling good about my New {School} Year’s Resolutions.  But I have no doubt that some new challenge will arise in the very near future.

Easy, Make Ahead Blender Tomato Soup | Baking a Moment

Easy, Make-Ahead Blender Tomato Soup

This Easy, Make Ahead Tomato Soup Recipe comes together in Less than Five Minutes! Whip up a batch in your Blender and have it all week long for a wholesome After-School Snack for your Kids.


Ingredients

  • 1 32-ounce box chicken stock
  • 1 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound cooked ditalini pasta
  • 1/2 pound sweet italian sausage, removed from casing, rolled into mini meatballs, and cooked

Instructions

    1. Place all the ingredients (except for the garnishes) in a blender and blend until smooth.
    2. Store in large, airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for several months.
    3. Reheat in the microwave, garnish, and serve.

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Recipe Notes

You may have to blend the soup in two batches, depending upon the size of your blender. Overfilling the blender jar can result in leaks/spills.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 3164kcal Calories from fat 1400
% Daily Value
Total Fat 156g240%
Saturated Fat 82g410%
Transfat 3g
Cholesterol 489mg163%
Sodium 5311mg221%
Carbohydrate 291g97%
Dietary Fiber 23g92%
Sugars 67g
Protein 159g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Easy, Make Ahead Blender Tomato Soup | Baking a Moment

What should I expect next?  How can I be prepared for it?  What are your tricks for balancing home, career, and motherhood?  How do you squeeze it all in to just 24 hours?  Do you have a difficult time transitioning your kids into a new routine at this time of year?  Do you set New {School} Year’s Resolutions too?  Are you a weirdo?

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