1. Make soup
  2. Chop fresh basil
  3. Prepare and bake garlic bread

Tomato basil soup
This is an amazingly quick recipe IF you have really good chicken stock or leftover chicken soup. It’s important to have a really good base to have a flavorful soup!If you dont have chicken stock or vegetable stock you can use water, but it will lack the depth!
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Soup
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  1. Prepare pot on high heat. Add olive oil and get hot. Add leeks and onions and mix well let cook for 5 minutes, mixing periodically.
  2. Add rest of ingredients except basil. Bring to boil and turn down. Let cook for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Turn off and add fresh basil when ready to serve. Add salt to taste.
Notes & Tips:

If you have a stock that doesn’t have much flavor, your soup won’t either. So always try to have stock in your freezer or make this when you have leftover chicken soup (which you strain and then follow this recipe!)

Click here for my chicken stock recipe. Make a large batch and have ready in your freezer and then you can make soup in minutes!!

Ultimate garlic bread
I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love garlic bread. But if you are going to make it, make it right! It is so easy and with this fresh garlic flavor dipped into the soup, you will wish it never ends.
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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic, salt and paprika.
  2. Slice the bread horizontally in half and then again into quarters.
  3. Brush the bread with the olive oil mixture and place on sheet pan. Put in oven for 6 - 8 minutes (not longer or it will burn!)
Notes & Tips:

This is a great recipe for bread that is a day or two old and too hard to eat fresh anymore.

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Leftover tips for tomorrow’s lunch:

This soup is even better the next day! If you want to switch things up a bit or have something that tastes new, grill up some large mushrooms and put them in for a whole new meatier taste! Add fresh basil and mint for an extra special touch!

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