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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #52: Easy Quick Tomato Soup (#homecooking)

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Sometimes — okay, fine, most times — you just don’t want a fuss about dinner.   Amiright?   My daughter gets home from school at nearly four o’clock which is dark and about the time I am about ready to sell my son to the circus for two bits.

I didn’t feel like cooking other than throwing some rolls I had started earlier in the day into the oven, and I definitely didn’t feel like going to the grocery store.   It was time for a pantry raid.

Here is what I had:

2 28 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 8oz can of chicken broth
2 gigantic cloves of garlic
1 small onion

And that, my friends, became a simple tomato soup.

Saute minced onion and garlic in butter or oil until fragrant and translucent.   Add everything else.  Salt and pepper to taste.   Cook until it is done.  I’m a purist so I didn’t add any other spices other than salt and pepper, but it’s your soup so you can spice it up how you like.   If you want to get fancy you can use a stick blender or regular blender to puree in any remaining onion bits or strain it.   I didn’t bother.    If you don’t have tomato sauce, any old can of tomatoes will do fine though you will have to puree it if you want smooth soup.  If you like creamy soup, add some heavy cream or sour cream at the end of cooking.

Oh, and if you have a fickle kid like me who “hates tomatoes”  but eats spaghetti sauce like it is going out of style, just tell them it’s spaghetti sauce soup and they won’t notice.

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