Also, my newest obsession is using thyme butter to make our grilled cheese sandwiches. In Family Fun magazine they had a recipe for grilled cheese croutons using the thyme butter. I don't make the croutons because they would get soggy in the soup, wouldn't they? You should try it; it's really good!
Creamy Tomato Soup
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 28oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1. Heat oil in medium stockpot. Add onion; cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and dried basil; cook 2 minutes more. Add tomatoes and the water; cook 10 minutes.
2. Remove from heat. Puree using an immersion blender (or use a blender). Bring to a simmer and add cream, salt and pepper. Stir to combine . Serve and enjoy!
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened