Pair this with a fancy grilled cheese sandwich and you'll have a delicious Meat-Free Monday!
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
Chopped fresh tomatoes, optional
In a medium saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add chicken broth. Stir in tomato paste and cayenne pepper until well blended.
Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Reduce heat; gradually stir in cream. (Do not boil.) Garnish with chopped tomatoes if desired.