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Old 02-11-2006, 01:59 AM   #11
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Unless we've run out I always make it with milk or half milk/half water (never used cream with canned tomato soup though, just homemade - so tempting though ). I always add a pinch of dried parsley (really, it's just for colour, we all know how much flavour dried parsley has ) and lots of freshly crakced black pepper. Another favourite is basil, oregano, pepper and Parmesan it "Italianizes" it in a flash. Something that my mom often did with tomato soup and I still like to do if I've got some leftovers in the fridge is to add in a generous amount of plain cooked white rice, it's so yummy that way.

I agree with the consensuses, crackers are a must and failing that (or with it) some toast on the side.
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Old 02-11-2006, 02:20 AM   #12
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This may sound a bit odd, but a packet of dehydrated onion soup mixed in with the tomato soup is really yummy. Adding in a bit of cooked, chopped green pepper and celery makes it even nicer. It's a quick and simple way to add some interest to plain tomato soup.

If you dont want to do all that, a nice sprinkling of FRESHLY ground peppercorn can do the trick. :)
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This may sound a bit odd, but a packet of dehydrated onion soup mixed in with the tomato soup is really yummy.
That sounds really neat! Do you still make up the packet of soup with some liquid or just use the added can of liquid from the tomato soup for both?
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Old 02-11-2006, 02:51 AM   #14
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That sounds really neat! Do you still make up the packet of soup with some liquid or just use the added can of liquid from the tomato soup for both?
I usually add in a bit of extra liquid. It's fine to add it just straight to the soup but some people may find that it's too oniony or salty. I like things really oniony so its fine for me, but when I make this for others I'll add in a bit of extra water.
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I usually add in a bit of extra liquid. It's fine to add it just straight to the soup but some people may find that it's too oniony or salty. I like things really oniony so its fine for me, but when I make this for others I'll add in a bit of extra water.
Thanks Grumblebee (I was thinking about the saltines too), you've got me very curious now. I will have to remember this neat tomato soup twist
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:20 AM   #16
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Ok... here are my suggestions:

Tomato Soup: 1/2 can milk, 1/2 can water. 1 pat of butter and pinch of pepper.

Those little fish crackers (cheddar or pizza flavor) go good.

And when I have these seasoned oyster crackers on hand... I use them... they go great with this soup and are addictive to munch on by them selves.

2 bags oyster crackers
1 package ranch salad dressing mix
2 tblsp dill weed
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper
1 cup of veggie/canola oil

Mix seasonings in the salad oil. Pour mixture over crackers (in a large bowl) and stir until all oil is absorbed. I pour all the crackers in a large zip bag and I got munchy food for the next 4 days!!!
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:31 AM   #17
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Along with adding a bit of sour cream, try adding avocado chunks, a bit of chopped green onion and maybe some croutons in your bowl of tomato soup. This was the only way my oldest daughter would eat it with a grilled cheese.
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Along with adding a bit of sour cream, try adding avocado chunks, a bit of chopped green onion and maybe some croutons in your bowl of tomato soup. This was the only way my oldest daughter would eat it with a grilled cheese.
Shunka,
thanks for the great idea..I always add sour cream, but now avocado some green onion slices yummy...

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Old 02-11-2006, 12:04 PM   #19
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try adding small (shelled and deveined) shrimp, a little fresh lemon juice, a splash of tobasco or your favourite hot sauce, and sprinkle with fresh parsley. if you like cilantro, change the lemon juice for lime juice, and replace the parsley with the cilantro.

you could add just about any shellfish, but i prefer very small, spoonsized shrimp.

it's good served both hot and cold.
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Wow. You guys are creative.

I had a friend that always added a can of beef noodle soup to his tomato soup. It was ok...but nothing I'd ever get a craving for.

I put some butter and pepper in ours last night. And I used half of a can of whole milk and half a can of cream. Yummmers.

Keep those ideas coming.
I love hearing them.
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