I saw a recipe on Pinterest (of course) and remember I'm trying to be not just a pinner, but a doer, so I have to make some of the recipes I pin. This one was definitely not a disappointment. One double-surprise was that the dish called for Pomi's boxed tomatoes (surprise #1) and I was actually able to find them (surprise #2) - on sale (that was just an added bonus).
So what do you eat with a tomato soup? My first thought was a grilled cheese sandwich, so that's exactly what I made. We might be having more of a spring-like winter, but my freezer is stocking up on soups for a reason. You can never count out Mother Nature. :-)
Classic Tomato Soup
* BTW: I actually did puree this soup. Normally, I skip that step because I don't want to deal with hot soup in a blender and I don't have an immersion blender; however, I made this soup on one day and pureed it in the blender on another. Problem solved.
I think I'll freeze some of this soup in servings small enough to use as the base for other tomato-based soups and ditch some of the canned soups. Oooh, this is something worth trying during the summer when tomatoes are more abundant. Do I need to get my mini-garden going again this summer?
And while I'm on the subject of tomato-based soups, I need to add that somehow I forgot to tell you about the Taco Soup I made about two weeks ago. I never photographed it, so I'll show the pinned image and list my ingredients/modifications below. To view the original recipe, clicked on the pinned image.
Rotel tomatoes (hot)
taco seasoning packet
Dumped it all in the crockpot and cooked it on low for 8-10 hours. Topped each serving with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheese. Ate it with Tostito scoops. Delicious!
* If I had to do it all over again (and didn't have to go grocery shopping specifically for this), I would have added black beans as well.