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      Cream of Tomato Soup

      Cream of Tomato Soup
      Cream of Tomato Soup
      Ingredients:2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup finely diced onion2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced1 can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes3 to 4 cups chicken stockSaltFreshly ground black pepper1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy creamParmesan cheese (optional)1/4 cup fresh chopped basil (optional)Directions:Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a large soup pot. Add onions and cook a few minutes stirring occasionally, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more, stirring constantly to avoid burning the garlic.Stir in the tomatoes and 3 cups chicken stock. Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower heat to simmer for about 5 minutes.Stir in the cream and and let simmer another 4 to 5 minutes. If too thick, add a bit more stock. Great served topped with a little Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.Note: Serve this with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for dunking! You can also cut off the crusts and cut the sandwiches into bite sized pieces to make grilled cheese croutons to float on top of the soup. Delish!