I took a look at what I had on hand and decided to make Tomato Bisque. I have a recipe that I've made several times, but I didn't have all of the ingredients needed for that recipe, so I modified it a bit and I must say -- it turned out delicious! Now all I need to do is pack a small salad to go with my soup.
I'm going to approximate the ingredients because I didn't measure -- I just poured!
15oz can crushed tomatoes
1 cup beef broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp sugar
4 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 stick butter
3 tbsp flour
2 - 3 cups milk -- I used 1%
black pepper to taste
Directions: Add tomatoes, bouillon cubes, beef broth, bay leaf, sugar & black pepper to large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat & simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
In another saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in the flour to make a roux. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Transfer to the tomato mixture.
Total time: 20 minutes. 4 servings.