Our annual/semi-annual sickness is making its way through the family this week while E is out of town on a business trip and it’s my turn! No fun. Normally if I’m not the sick one, I try and make some kind of soup for everyone, in particular, garlic chicken soup is especially healing and potato soup is especially comforting. But in the cases where I’m also out for the count, such as this one, I want something that is FAST and EASY but still nourishing. This way, I can go back to wallowing in misery in a sea of used kleenexes on the couch, while the kids find new and exciting ways to destroy the house. Win-win.
This tomato soup has been this week’s go-to remedy for soothing sore throats and filling empty bellies. It’s quite tasty served with crackers and cheese, but also satisfies all by itself. You can use store-bought stock (my local Natural Grocers started carrying this brand, which I’ve been very glad about) or make your own to have on-hand (it’s easy!).
Now back to wallowing…
Simple Tomato Soup
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Add the tomatoes, onion powder, and maple syrup and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in the chicken stock and salt.
Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Adapted from America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook