There's just something so comforting about a big bowl of soup!
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup half-and-half cream (I use fat-free)
Chopped fresh tomatoes, optional topping
In a medium saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add chicken broth. Stir in cayenne and tomato paste until well blended.
Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; gradually stir in cream (do not boil!). Gaqrnish with chopped tomatoes, if desired.