Friday, October 21, 2011

The Wedding is Tomorrow and Some Finds

My son is getting married tomorrow.  Through the marvels of modern technology, I'm wrote this yesterday, but posting it today!  I have a few more pressing things to attend to today.  Last week, I had the wonderful Organic Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup from Trader Joe's, Low sodium with Quinoa.  Now if any of you have had this wonderful soup before, you know that it doesn't already come with quinoa. When I bought the soup, one of the sales people at Trader Joe' suggested adding the cooked quinoa, to boost the protein and nutrition level of the soup. This soup was wonderful and very filling.  I would definitely make this again, and my husband loved it.  Now, if I still had access to garden fresh tomatoes, I would make fresh tomato soup from scratch, however, now in the Midwest, the garden tomatoes are long gone. You wouldn't want to make fresh tomato soup from the tomatoes in the grocery store now, for sure, tasteless red orbs, mushy and no flavor. so here is my next best bet. Home made or out of the TJ box, add the cooked quinoa, and you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!
Remember, last week, when I got my first Top 9 of the Day, when I was Guest Blogger on 
The Country Cook with my Apple Walnut Cake. (By the way, I did make the Apple Walnut Cake with fresh apples, and that will be coming soon). I was over the moon excited, and my husband and I had to celebrate.  The Top 9 was a long time coming. Anyway, wine is the perfect way to celebrate, sparkling wine at that. I got this bottle of Moscato at my favorite
store.  That's right  it's Trader Joe's.  I had never had Moscato before, until a couple of weeks ago, when I went to see my friend, Maureen's new kitchen. She said that it had sort of a Tuscany design.  So I asked her what kind of wine she would like, she said Moscato. I guess most Moscato wine is fairly sweet, but this one was not.  I found the is bottle of Moscato for her kitchen warming present, and it has this gorgeous bottle. Now, I'm not a wine snob, but I like a good tasting wine at a good price, and this bottle of Moscato fits the bill. As you can see it, half gone already

Hopefully, I will be posting wedding pictures on Monday, or Tuesday at the latest.

Have a great weekend!  I know that I will!

The opinions expressed here are those of the author and  I received no remuneration from Trader Joe's.  I just like the store and those products.


  1. Congrats to your son! I am looking forward to seeing the wedding pics.
    There is no Trader Joe's around here, but that soup looks like real comfort food-yum!

  2. Soooo much to celebrate today Becky! I'm happy for this happy day for your son. And Top 9!!! Hoooooray!

  3. Tina- Thank you for the best wishes for my son and his bride.

    Katrina-Thank you so much for the best wishes for my son and his bride. It will be a big celebration for sure!

  4. Becky-I wish we had a Trader Joe's here, in S. Florida. Such a great and tasty soup!
    Congratulations on your son's wedding! I'm looking forward to see some wedding photos you'll be posting:DDD


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