30 April 2009

Sick Day Tomato Soup

I have strep throat and a sinus infection. I get strep two times per year, on average. UGH!  What makes a sore throat feel better?  Extreme hot or extreme cold always work for me.  And since I can't live on ice cream alone, I came up with this quick soup with what I had on hand.

Quick & Easy Tomato Soup

3 tbsp butter
28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
3 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add all ingredients. Simmer uncovered for 3o minutes. Using immersion blender, blend until smooth. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.