I am a huge fan of sandwiches, among other things. Now there are many types of sandwiches, but that is for another time--today we are going to turn our attention towards a subset of the sandwich kingdom. In particular, I was thinking about the genus grilledcheeseius, a member of the phylum hotsandwichiata.

In my experience, I've found that the hot sandwich or grilled cheese experience is drastically enhanced with the presence of a creamy tomato soup. And once you've had this combination of hot sandwich and creamy soup, you'll crave its deliciousness. You know what they say: once you go soup and sandwich, you never go back.

So lamedust and I set out to make our own tomato soup. We looked at some base recipes, forgot them, and added in our own ingredients. The end result: a delicious dinner that satisfied our cravings perfectly.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

Ingredients you'll need:

1 large can of diced or crushed tomatoes (approx 18 oz)
4 tbsp butter
1 bundle of fresh basil
3 cups of milk
1 cup of flour
1-2 teaspoons of sugar
Salt to taste

Optional: 1-2 teaspoons of tomato paste (see step 4)

A smattering of pots and pans
Items to stir and taste with (known as souptensils)
A heat source (a stove is preferable to, say, a Bunsen burner)

Optional but highly recommended: materials for a hot sandwich.
Couldn't find an eighteen ounce can, only fourteen and twenty eight. Gonna experiment and try and find the proper amount.
How many real home grown tomatoes is 1 large can of diced or crushed tomatoes? You can grow ANYTHING where I live.
Ah, Whole Foods without fresh basil, what's going on? This was still tasty. And surprisingly filling. Thanks!
I must say though, even with all this pickle talk, that this was delicious with the cheese bread tomato combo. Very satisfying.
Looks delicious! I admit I still prefer a lovely pickle with my grilled cheese, though. I need to go spread the good word in that grilled cheese instructable. 5/5 for the "how to cat" reference.
yes, another grilled cheese instructable is necessary. relatedly, find pickles attach large talons to feet to prepare. also get a cage you will need this later.
Looks divine! Hungry now...
Very Good!
Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Wonderful pictures as well! It is amazing how much awesome pictures adds to the overall Instructable.
Clever, funny and very gourmet! You have elevated the tomato, sir. Very nice presentation, and delicious looking recipe.

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