Yesterday I spent a fair amount of time in a room with no real heat -- it shares an air-handler loop with an electrical room, which is in the return leg and can usually supply enough heat to keep the space at 65 F or warmer. When the outside temperature is in the single digits or lower, that doesn't work. I wore heavy motorcycle boots most of the day to keep the floor slab from stealing all the warmth from my feet, and that wasn't especially successful, either. Now my ankles have become painful and uncertain.
* * *One way to fix the distinct lack of taste or mouthfeel of fat-free soup is to add some real meat. A cased chorizo sausage, snipped into discs, browned in a little olive oil and well drained afterward works very nicely for this, especially when you warm the soup in the pan you browned the sausage in and deglaze it with the soup. This is cheating, of course, but with age comes knowing when to do so.