It almost goes without saying that I woke up before noon, for no reason, after crashing at 6:30.
Minutes later: Soup is hot. Whisk-stirred a little more and then turned off heat and decanted resulting solution into mug. Plated with a few butter
Preliminary finding: Cautious success based consumption of half of the sample. The creamy texture of the tomato soup is intact but is complicated by the grains of pepper (and what all else) that lurk within. Chili oil supplemented by pepper gives it a sneaky slow burn that in addition to the light heat of the soup itself is helping to warm me up. I think I shall call it Cream of Fiesty Tomatos .