Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pleasures of Summer + Gazpacho Recipe

Chers Amis,  I trust you are experiencing the joys of summer time, however if your routine has you bogged down,  I suggest an out door dinner party with friends.  Gazpacho is so easy to make and serve and is a crowd pleasing one dish cooling meal, especially if you top it off with chilled boiled shrimp or chopped baked chicken. If you want to make your dinner  a "fete extraordinaire" you could consider acquiring the matched pair of c1845 bistro tables we just assembled and the set of 6 "hurricane" globed candle fixtures seen pictured upon them.    In the south of France I have friends who in the summer,eat outside almost every meal. Here in Louisiana, we do need to pick our nights, but oh how special it is to dine elegantly out side!
Here is my easy recipe for Gazpacho which serves about 20:
1-20 oz jar of  Old El Passo salsa (mild),
1-28 oz jar of Ragu pasta sauce,
1- 46 oz can of tomato juice,
1-28 oz can of diced tomatos,
1 can of pitted small black olives,
then olive salad , chopped purple onion, black pepper, Tabasco and olive oil to taste, 1 handful of coarsely chopped fresh garden herbs like basil, tarragon, mint, fennel, oregino and or onion tops.
Chill for at least 4 hours enjoy!
Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith

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