The Gnome family continues to battle a very bad strain of cold. That means we are relying on a lot of healthy, home made comfort foods. One of those foods of course is soups because you can pack in a lot of nutrition to help heal the body. At the same time, a lot of the ingredients not only help clear mucous but are just down right comforting. Home canned condensed tomato soup is the perfect substitute for the store bought condensed soup and it doesn't have BPA, preservatives or anything artificial in it.
A couple of days ago, I opened two jars of the condensed soup then added about a cup of milk and warmed it up. More milk could have been added but I like the deeper flavour using less milk. I garnished the soup with a bit of fresh Parmesan cheese along with plain crackers for my husband and crackers with cream cheese for me. The entire comfort meal cost under $1 for two people with left-overs. That is not bad on the frugal side but more importantly it scored big time on the comfort level!