Crusty bread, this piping hot tomato soup in a large bowl and extra time on your hands.
This is the SEASON for that.
Soups taste way too delicious in this season just because they warm you up from inside and chill in the air can be suppressed to some extent. Tomato soup is a delicious family-friendly fresh meal, full of awesome flavors that can change your food routine for the season. No matter what, tomato soup is always a winner at my home which is licked clean anytime and every-time.
It has begun to get dark earlier and earlier, clock has just struck 6pm and I feel the darkness sort of 8pm which is when I would bring soups in to my real life. Though palak soup and sweet corn soup come and go like guests, tomato soup is a permanent family member in my real life in true sense.
The tomato soup recipe in a nutshell is pressure cooking tomatoes with carrot, onion plus flavorful spices which then finds its way to pureeing, filtering and simmering. It is simple, gets ready in 30 minutes, with most of that time being the part where you gaze lovingly at the pot of simmering tomato puree. The deep smells of carrot, garlic and cinnamon would wrap you up in their loveliness for sure.
Topping the soup with some croutons would really add up to taste and texture which I never miss. So probably you can consider making a toast that can be dunked in to tomato soup which ultimately can warm you to your toes and make you feel like long nap on the couch.