At the same time, I did miss crisp cold Winter days. I feel I am served right now!
Five years ago, I would come back from long work hours and visit E. at his house (we had only been dating a few months then). One of the things he would cook a lot at the time was a delicious tomato soup with red kidney beans and chorizo. We would eat it with big slices of crusty bread while warming up near the 'fireplace' (ahem! You should actually read 'tiny radiator', the house was really cold). E. would pour a tin of tomato soup in a saucepan, add the beans and pieces of chorizo and it would be ready within five minutes.
I did appreciate a lot the fact that someone was cooking for me though, especially after the long work hours. Did I say that already? Well understand long hours and thinking about food a lot of the time is huge.
And just so you know, E. does not only make soup from tinned ingredients, he also cooks other delicious things like the best green Thai curry I have ever had and very importantly: amazing poached eggs!
For the past couple of years though, I have used his recipe and improved it a bit. So here you have my own version of the tomato soup with red kidney beans and chorizo.