Not overly thrilled with this soup. I used my immersion blender but it still seemed a little grainy in texture. And the acid from the tomatoes seemed pronounced. Maybe I should've added a little sugar. I'm sure garden grown tomatoes would be much better. I will say that I have never broiled tomatoes to remove the skins and that worked like a charm. Will definitely do that again.
I agree with the Ehhh review. Soup was fine, but nothing special and somewhat bland. Won't make again.
Frankly, I do not have any interest in what you did (nothing like the actual recipe) I want reviews of the actual recipes.
I made the soup and the sandwhiches as directed and thought it was super yummy. My husband loved it too. I might add a little bit more seasoning or ground pepper next time.
I made both the soup and the sandwich and thought it was delicious. I think the sandwich does help add to the soup so I wouldn't skip it. I added a little bit of extra seasoning (herbes de provence) and 1 extra oz of cream cheese due to the prior reviewer's comments. Either way we thought the dish was very tasty and would make it again.
I made this soup as is, but did not add the grilled cheese croutons. I'm sure that would have livened it up a bit, but as for the soup itself, I would give it a solid "eh." I ended up adding some balsamic vinegar to the finished product, which adds some complexity, but I still think it's a bit lacking.