One of my favorite home cooked meals is homemade tomato soup and I serve grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with the tomato soup.
To make the best tomato soup I get out my blender and into the blender I put a 303 can of diced tomatoes, a can of Ro-Tel Tomatoes with Chilies, 2 cups of half and half cream and a cup of chicken broth and also 1 teaspoon each
Ground Sea Salt.
Ground Black Pepper.
Ground Dry Basil.
Good Quality Sherry ( Not Cooking Sherry )
You can leave out the sherry if you don't have it but I promise you if you take the time to buy it you will love it.
I then puree everything very smooth and I puree it until it is very smooth. No chunks of tomatoes can be seen. Then I heat the homemade tomato soup and make the grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and enjoy my delicious meal.
You can make a delicious crab soup by being sure to add the sherry and to the tomato soup in the blender you add eight ounces of crab meat and puree it smooth. You will end up with one of the most delicious crab soups you will ever eat and its also delicious with a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.
If you use canned crab or crab from the deli be sure to add all the juices also to your soup. The crab soup is delicious with big garlic croutons floating in it.