This is based on Mark Bittman's Elegant Wintertime Tomato Soup, with more tomatoes and less stock, making it thicker and creamier. It makes enough for a family of three to eat all week and stores very well in the refrigerator. This soup has pretty much changed my life, it is so good. I've served it on it's own with bread and butter or with grilled cheese. I've also put a fried egg into it as well and it was great that way too.