My favorite soup is Tomato. I grew up with Campbell's and love it but oh how I want to make my own with fresh ingredients and a bit more flavor.
I tried one recipe that tasted too much like tomato juice, just shy of V8. Agh.
Today I went for a creamy tomato soup. I thought as I was making it that it had too much basil. The basil kind of smacks you, then when that passes it tastes near perfect.
I have yet another recipe to try and if it fails I'll drop back to today's recipe and pare the basil down to something like a quarter tsp.
It was a rather tragic meal all around. The electric fry pan went kablooie but not before just burning the bajee out of the grilled cheese sandwiches.
My husband proclaimed that he doesn't like tomato soup at all and "you can eat it if you want to".
You know what mom would say, right? "We are not so easily defeated".