I keep thinking spring is just around the corner.That is, until we get hit with another blast of wintry weather. It was cold and rainy here all day yesterday, and that rain eventually turned into snow. I love soup, but I especially love it on cold, snowy nights. We originally planned on making grilled cheese sandwiches to go along with this, but I decided to make croutons instead. This was the perfect meal to warm us up, and it was fun to eat it while watching the snow fall.
This soup is unique in that it doesn’t use any cream (which I realize is obvious from the name). Cream can really drown out that wonderful tomato flavor, so why eat tomato soup if it doesn’t even taste like tomatoes? This soup gets so much flavor from just a few ingredients. I love it when recipes allow the ingredients to shine, and this soup definitely does that. Instead of cream to thicken the soup, sandwich bread is used. It helps tone down the acidity of the tomatoes and also gives the soup a velvety texture. This soup is a far cry from the canned, condensed variety. It’s rich, full of flavor and is incredibly easy to make. Paired with a salad or grilled cheese, or topped with croutons, it makes the perfect meal for wintry nights.
*I’m submitting this post to Branny’s Charity Souper Bowl. For each post she receives, she’s donating $1 to the ASPCA. Since all three of my precious animals are adopted, this is an event that has a special place in my heart. And since I think all my animals are adorable, here are a few pictures.
(Photos of Chloe and Rabb taken by my wonderful friend Holly.)