Halloween Ghost Toast in Tomato soup
Try something different for your kids at Halloween, this hearty healthy tomato soup served with ghost toast, kids love this creation!
1 can and diced
or chicken stock
white, such as gruyere, cheddar, jack or swiss, cut in 4 slices
heavy whipping cream
salt and black pepper
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat.
Add the diced onion, carrots and celery.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.
Stir in the tomatoes and chicken stock.
Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 14 to 16 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Meanwhile, using a cookie cutter, cut the bread slices into ghost shapes.
Cut the cheese slices into the same shape.
Toast the ghosts in a toaster oven.
Place them on an oven-safe tray, then place the cheese on top.
Use 3 peppercorns to make eyes and a mouth for each ghost.
Put them back into the toaster oven and toast again to melt the cheese. (If you don't have a toaster oven, you can broil the cheese toasts about 4 inches beneath the broiler element until the cheese is bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes.)
Purée the soup in a blender in two batches.
Return it to the pot.
Stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper.
Heat through, then serve in soup bowls with the ghost toasts on top.