Monday, December 10, 2012

 Creamy Tomato Soup

 It's here. Winter is officially here. It has been unseasonably warm here in Denver (and I liked it that way) until about 2 days ago. Just when I thought I was getting the hang of this chilly city living, the real winter showed up. Despite not being too happy about it, we all have to move on.

I teach Social Studies to three different grade levels. In my sixth grade classes, we are talking about how people adapt to their environment. Sixth graders are really cute creatures, they ask funny questions and often they have pretty good ideas. The other day a student asked if adapting was like drinking hot chocolate when it gets cold. Technically he's correct, but building shelters and creating irrigation are a bit more realistic.

Or so I thought. That's where soup comes in. Sure, furnaces and fireplaces are much more helpful in combating cold temperatures than soup. However this soup makes winter a bit more enjoyable. Along with being stupid easy, it's creamy and delicious. For the sake of adaptation, try this recipe out soon!

To make creamy homemade tomato soup you will need:

 1 24 oz can of tomato sauce (pick out a flavor you like)
1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
1 14 oz can diced or stewed tomatoes

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat until bubbling. If you prefer a smoother soup, use stewed tomatoes or diced for a chunkier texture.

I included a grilled cheese with this as a dipper and it was the perfect way to end a day of Christmas shopping!


  1. I love soup and eat it all year long, but there is something special about a warm bowl of soup on a cold night. I think I will try this recipe in my slow cooker. Thanks for posting it! :)

  2. Soup is great and tomato soup is one of my favorites. It's really cold here in Chicagoland now so I will be trying this. I never would've put the tomatoes in it, but will now!

  3. I hope you ladies try it out and love it! Linda, I'm sure this would be great in a slow cooker, I will have to try that out next time. :)