Late autumn in western Montana means chilly weather for hiking, especially when the wind sweeps across the open hillsides. That's why I love to have a thermos of something hot and yummy. Sometimes, it's just bone broth, other times tea or soup.
A few weeks ago, I decided to take a hike up the Jocko, on the Flathead Indian Reservation and ended up in an area that had been logged. The views were spectacular but the wind was brisk. Lucky for me I had a thermos of Creamy Tomato Soup.
I didn't have a gooey grilled cheese sandwich with me, but the soup was still comforting and satisfying.
What Type of Tomatoes to Use
I had a some heirloom tomatoes from our garden that needed to be used. They gave my final soup a lovely orange-ish color. You can use any tomatoes you have - fresh or canned. This recipe is quick to make and so easy because you probably have all the ingredients right now.