Thursday, January 13, 2005

Tomato Soup with flair

One of my beloved former roommates (LMJ or DMR) left a can of tomato soup in the townhouse when they moved out. I hate tomato soup so it made it through two moves. Then in an act of low-fund desperation, I made it for my husband early in our marriage. He told me as he took a bite that he hated tomato soup but has continued to request it ever since. Last night, feeling a little sick, he requested it once again. Why? Because I fail to follow any directions printed on the can. Instead...

Make soup with milk instead of water, or even better, half-n-half and water mix.
Add onion soup mix or onion flakes for a little more flavor. (Or saute onion in the pan before making the soup.)
Another good add-in is orzo (rice-shaped pasta) and then
top it with fresh cilantro and fresh ground pepper.

Thanks to Linds or Dana for bringing out the creativity in me and helping us discover a family favorite.


Kevin & Amy said...

Mmm. That sounds really good right now. I didn't like tomato soup until recently either. Adding the milk WOULD make it even better.

I've been silent on this blog for a while because I haven't had much motivation to cook anything in my first trimester. I can relate to other women who say they make dinner and then feel too sick to eat it. Anyway, glad that's over and hope to be cooking more often now!

Queen of Carrots said...

Another tasty variation is mixing it with broth--beef or chicken--and then adding extra garlic, thyme, and cayenne. Very savory.

Or mix in fresh tomatoes when they're in season. Float fresh basil on the top. Elegant.

Amy, welcome back to the land of the eating!

Nathan & Alison said...

Mmmmmm, that sounds so tasty right now. I just got all my wisdom teeth pulled this morning so I'm on a very soft diet at the moment. I'll have my personal chef (Nathan) add tomato soup to the menu for tomorrow. :-)

He's been such the sweetie to me all day. Even taking what seemed like an eternity to me to feed me micro pieces of ibuprofen with yogurt just so I'd get some food and medicine down. Aren't husbands great?

SM said...

One way I like tomato soup is with a dollop of sour cream and/or a side of a toasted cheese sandwich. It's best when the cheese is very cheesy and you dip your sandwich in the soup. Yum!

Kevin said...

Thanks for the post. I had the pleasure of enjoying this dish this week. Yum yum.

--Contented Husband