My kids love tomato basil soup, however, they are kind of picky about what kind it is! I have finally found a recipe that they like and it's easy! Matter of fact, I dumped the stock and tomatoes into the crock pot and set it on low and let it simmer all day. Just before serving, I added the cream and heated thoroughly.
As a side note, when adding your cream, perhaps you want to start with 1/2 of the amount -- as I thought it might be a little too creamy . . . I can't believe I'm saying that! But, it's true! I really thought, for my own preference, I could have reduced that ingredient and not compromised the recipe.
I served this along side of a grilled brie sandwich with ham and Jezebel sauce. It was great for a chilly night!
Creamy Tomato Soup
30 oz chicken stock
28 oz crushed tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream