4 slices smoked bacon (I suggest doubling it :)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 quart chicken broth
1 medium tomato, diced
Chopped or shredded romaine or arugula
1/2 cup heavy cream (I used 3/4 cup)
Salt and pepper to your taste
Fry the bacon crisp, and crumble when cool (leave some big chunks in there so someone might get a tasty surprise.) Set aside.
In a soup pot melt the butter, and saute (again, pretend there's and accent mark there) the onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic.
After simmering, add the tomato, romaine, crumbled bacon, and cream. Mix well, and then serve right away. Top with as much salt and pepper as you like.
Mom - "Nice flavor and very colorful. It's like a party in a bowl!"
Dad - "I thought it was very nice and tasty. It was an excellent soup, and went with the salad nicely."
Sorry guys. I got lazy today and just served some Popsicles I found while shopping that had a surprisingly low amount of sugar and carbs. :( The Popsicles weren't near as pretty as they were on the front though, because it looks like someone took the box out of the freezer, and then decided they didn't want it and set it down someplace else. Then an employee probably found it and put it back in the freezer, but not soon enough to stop them from melting. So I just scraped the frozen Popsicle into a bowl, and tried to make it look pleasant.