During winter and spring when my tomato vines have bit the dust and I've run out of frozen tomato sauce to make my own, I must rely on commercial tomato soups to go with my grilled cheese sandwiches. The trouble is that they get boring after awhile and I can't resist the urge to pep them up by adding something. Hot sauce, herbs, green pepper (bad idea as it turned out), paprika, etc. Yesterday I added chili powder and some unused penne, cut in half. (If a Brit cuts penne in half does that make it ha'penne?)
Does anyone else have any suggestions for souping up tomato soup?