It was my first time to make this recipe from my Trader Joe's Cookbook.
I thought roasted corn sounded good to use in the soup.
So I added it in to the soup. I had to chuckle. The roasted corn actually looked like dirty corn, as if I'd scraped the corn right off the pavement. I was glad I hadn't invited company over for dinner. Eww!
|Just roasted and charred.|
Well, it's nothing that can't be solved by chocolate, I guess. I'll serve brownies for dessert, in case the roasted corn looked nasty after all. A good plan, even though I knew the soup would turn out fine, even if did end up looking just a bit rustic.
|Brownies ready and waiting to rescue if needed|
Rustic is good in homemade food, right? Besides that, brownies are always a good finishing touch. So the brownies were on stand by to rescue the meal if needed.
The final ingredients to complete the soup included salt, pepper, and thyme. I love popping leaves off thyme stems. Just slide my thumb and pointing finger down the stem and the leaves come right off. A fun little task. Then it just takes a little chopping and they are ready to toss in the soup.
|Thyme stems and thyme leaves ready to chop|
|The fresh thyme, chopped, and added to the salt and pepper.|
With that, the soup was finished and ready to serve. It was delicious, and I'll definitely make it again.
Seriously. I need to know. Can you freeze thyme? [Insert wink.]