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Old 02-10-2006, 07:51 PM   #1
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Talking Canned tomato soup embellishments?

I'm just popping open a can of soup for dinner tonight.
Do you guys ever put anything in yours to make it just a little better?

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Old 02-10-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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I'm just popping open a can of soup for dinner tonight.
Do you guys ever put anything in yours to make it just a little better?
Yep! I like to add crackers.

Seriously tho... nothing like plain tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwhich. Mmmmm.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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That's what were having for dinner MJ.
I don't want to be in the kitchen cooking and cleaning all night.
Gotta waste my time watching the Sci -fi shows.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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I don't put any other foods,but, instead of water, I add milk. It's much creamier and imo, it's a better taste.
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instead of water, I add milk.
I do that too Texasgirl - I am getting seriously hungry now. I bet tomato soup would taste good with some shredded cheddar cheese, maybe?
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I knew a lady who used water in hers. I've never tried it... I've always used milk. Cream if I have it.

Shredded cheese would be good... I could even just do that a skip the sandwiches..save on some calories...Naw I'll do both. lol
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:32 PM   #7
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For a "Can-o-'mater" soup - I generally use 1/2 can of milk and 1-Tablespoon of butter + a pinch of black pepper. Some saltine or oyster crackers are always a nice "garnish".

To "gussy" it up a bit ... and make it something totally different ... leftover white rice, some "meat" (diced chicken, kielbasa or shrimp), scallions, okra ... etc.

Po-Boy (Dorm Daze - College Days) Tomato soup (requires some scavenging):

12+ condiment packets of tomato catchup, 1 packet salt, 1-2 packets black pepper, 2-3 packets of saltine crackers (3-4 per pkg). Instructions:

1) Turn on hot water tap to get it as hot as possible
2) Into a 1+ cup bowl empty the catchup packets (the more the thicker the soup will be)
3) Add salt and pepper packets to taste
4) Slowly add water while stirring .... about 1 cup (or more depending on how many crackers you have)
5) Crush crackers and add

If the catchup is really lame/bland - add 1 pkg mustard.

If you are entertaining a date - double the recipe and get a 2nd bottle of Boone's Farm. If you are a child of the '60's - and probably smoking something that is not legal - triple the recipe and get 2 more bottles of Boone's Farm (2 Apple and 2 Strawberry).
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lol.. Michael!
Thanks!! I don't think I'll be needing a triple batch tonight.
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I also use milk. Add lots of fresh black pepper or a dash of Tabasco sauce for some zip. And I agree with MJ about nothing like a bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, especially on a cold wintery day.
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I don't put any other foods,but, instead of water, I add milk. It's much creamier and imo, it's a better taste.
Texas, you my cousin Always cream for mixing the soup, then at the end, a dab of real butter, once it melts, my dad and I always used a tablespoon or so of sour cream on top, lots of buttered crackers on the side and slurp away...

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