As for flavor, The Mister and I really enjoyed this soup and look forward to enjoying it again with a slice of Beer Bread. We agreed this would be a wonderful base for a tomato soup. Some additions to the soup to make it more robust would be wine, or hot peppers for added kick, and of course, cheese is always welcome in our soups.
Creamy Tomato Soup (or in our case Almost Creamy Tomato Soup)Adapted from Southern Living 1983 Annual Recipe, pg 267
1/2 of a chopped onion
3 TBSP butter
3 TBSP flour
3/4 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
1 cup milk
2 cans of diced tomatoes, blended (recipe calls for 4 cups tomato juice)
1 bay leaf
sour cream (optional)
Cook the first five ingredients until the onions are translucent, then add the next three ingredients and cook until done. Top with parsley and/or sour cream.