Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu

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Recipe: Comforting Tomato Soup

The good news from my sick front is that Vogon is taking good care of me. He took care of Laurel all weekend so I could sleep as much as I could and has been very good about reminding me to stay well hydrated. He picked up a couple of cans of condensed tomato soup at lunchtime today, so I thought you might be interested in the horrible things I do to canned soup to make it my comfort food. If, like him, you believe that mixing dairy and tomato is a terrible thing, skip the rest of the post.

Comforting Tomato Soup

Empty the contents of a 10.75 oz. can of tomato soup into a 20-24oz microwavable container. Fill the now-empty can roughly three-quarters full (a scant 8oz) with milk and add to the aborted tomato fetuses condensed soup, along with two teaspoons of butter.

To season, I add:
- half a teaspoon of garlic powder (roughly equivalent to four cloves of fresh garlic) or, if I have it on hand, about two teaspoons of garlic juice
- half a teaspoon of Bolner's Fiesta Brand® Pinto Bean Seasoning, which adds a pleasantly warm but not too spicy flavor to the soup
- a sprinkling of cumin
- and today, a sprinkle of oregano because my brother-in-law is Italian I like the way it smells

Microwave the whole shebang until warm (3 minutes at 80% power in our microwave, which I currently cannot figure out the wattage of and I think it's taunting me), stir and eat. Skim off the oregano after deciding you no longer like its texture. Rinse, repeat, and finish with that White Russian that's approaching legal drinking age in the fridge some nice cheese and crackers.

For those of you that skipped the cut, the real content of this post is that I finally found the website for Bolner's Fiesta Products, makers of some of my favorite (and deliciously inepxensive) spice mixes and Vogon's favorite dried peppers. After my soup, this has been the most pleasing event of the day.
Tags: 641.5_recipes, 641_food, sick

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