Easy Cream of Tomato Soup
This is a favorite of ours on Christmas Eve.
Equal parts of heavy cream and tomato sauce
fresh thyme sprigs
fresh basil leaves
salt if necessary
pepper as desired
I usually use a combination heavy cream/half and half. Heat the cream, tomato sauce and fresh thyme springs (tied in a bundle). Heat very slowly. Once heated remove thyme sprigs.
Chiffonade the basil and heat on low for about 20 minutes to impart the flavor.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream for garnish - optional.
This is a very simple, very good soup.
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