Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday smells like... the best tomato soup ever!

I love tomato soup.  For years, my preference was for Campbells Condensed Cream of Tomato soup.  It was getting 'fancy' if I added a slice of american cheese to it, and don't even think of adding anything remotely chunky to it.  Yes, I was a little bit 'white bread'.  Then, I met J.  He couldn't stand tomato soup.  At all.  Somehow, we met in the middle, and now we both enjoy seriously doctored tomato soup!

This week he made a big pot of soup that lasted through one supper for both of us, plus two more lunches for me!  Enjoy!

"Souper" Easy Tomato Soup

2 cans Campbell's condensed tomato soup
1 1/2 cans cream (J just poured the cream into the empty soup cans; no idea how much cream this actually was)
1 can Hunts diced tomatos, drained
4 slices bacon (cook that first, reserve the bacon grease), finely chopped
Cayene Pepper
Salt and Pepper

Prepare the soup as instructed, using the cream in place of milk or water.  Then add the diced tomatoes and bacon.  Add just a bit of the reserved bacon grease.  Add basil, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste.  Heat thoroughly.  Enjoy!

When we ate this for supper, J served it with BLT sandwiches.  Yum!

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