Roasting tomatoes is a perfect use for over-ripe tomatoes that are too mushy to use any other way. You can use roasted tomatoes in a sandwich, in a pasta dish, or as here, in a home-made tomato soup. You can use smoked paprika in this soup, if you’d like. Tomatoes are a wonderful source of the anti-oxidant lycopene.
Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheesy Flatbread
Slow Cooker Coq au Vin
This classic French dish is perfect for the slow cooker. On your way out the door in the morning turn on the slow cooker and come home to a fabulous meal. Serve with pasta, rice or bread.
Crockpot Coq Au Vin
A classic chicken and wine dish, simplified by use of a slow cooker. Chicken thighs are great in stews, as they don’t dry out and toughen like white meat can.