The Medieval Times castle in Dallas is celebrating their 25th anniversary! During January-February, as part of their Chivalry in Action campaign, they will be collecting non-perishable food items and donating them to Dallas Life. With each donation, castle patrons will receive a discount to see an upcoming performance. I love pay it forward opportunities like this! It’s a win, win!
To donate, bring any non-perishable food item to the Dallas castle and receive 45% off adult admission for a Thursday, Sunday or the 2pm Saturday show through February 12th. Suggested food items include the makings for soups including tomato sauce, beans or peas, broths or stocks and canned vegetables.
Medieval Times is a family friendly place for lots of yummy good and entertainment! My girls love going and I can’t wait until my little guy is old enough to enjoy it too!
As an added bonus, Medieval Times is sharing their super yummy Tomato Bisque recipe!
MEDIEVAL TIMES TOMATO BISQUE (home version)
2 tbls. canola oil
2 ea. medium carrots, peeled
1 ea. celery stalk, cleaned and trimmed
½ ea. medium onion, peeled
1 tsp. garlic, minced
2 ea. 6 oz. cans tomato paste
1 ea. 15 1/2 oz can tomato puree
5 cups water
1 tsp. paprika
3 tbls. sugar
2 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. fresh ground pepper
Pinch Italian seasoning
½ ea. lemon, for juice
1. Cut the carrots, celery and onion into small pieces about ½ inches. Place the carrots, onions and celery into a food processor fitted with the knife blade and pulse until they are finely minced, almost pureed.
2. Heat the canola oil in a 5 – 6 quart stainless steel sauce pan or pot. Add the finely minced carrots, onions and celery and cook until vegetables are soft but not browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Add the minced garlic and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Add the tomato paste and stir into the vegetables to combine well and cook for another 2 minutes.
5. Add the tomato puree, water, paprika sugar, salt, ground pepper, Italian Seasoning and juice from ½ lemon.
6. Bring soup to a boil while stirring frequently. Once soup comes to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and continue to simmer for 20 minutes, while stirring frequently to prevent soup from scorching.
7. When soup is finished cooking, remove from heat, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately.