Is There A Doctor In The House?
Our boxed tomato soup was fine the other day since we had lovely hot dogs in baguette buns to go along with it, but facing that same soup, now left over, for lunch again, I thought a little doctoring was in order. I'm always amazed at what improvements just a little fooling around can make. This is essentially the same meal as before, but it felt entirely different.
I still had hot dogs in the fridge so I cut them into rounds and threw them in the pot while the soup heated, and added chopped celery, about a tablespoon of cream cheese and sliced green onion. Stirred all that while it heated and the cream cheese melted, but just 'til hot - I didn't want to cook the veggies, just warm them.
The hot dogs spread their smoky, salty flavor through the soup base and the veggies brightened the texture. For a little panache, I added a celery stick to each bowl as I brought it to the table. My Beloved smiled and asked, "So, is this Bloody Mary soup?" Sure, why not?
Hope you have a fun April Fool's Day!