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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cream of Tomato Soup

Tomato soup reminds me of the good old newlywed days when DH and I were living on a grocery budget of $20 a week. We ate a lot of grilled cheese sandwiched and tomato soup for our lunches in order to live cheap. We used to throw in a little bit of cream into our canned soup to make it better. This soup comes pretty close to how we used to eat it. Now when I eat this cream of tomato soup a flood of memories come back of that first year of being married and all fun times we had. It's become a comfort food to me.

2 tbsp(30ml) butter
1/2 onion
5-6 chopped, skinned tomatoes(see this link)
1 tbsp(15ml) brown sugar
2 tbsp(30ml) butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup(360ml) milk
1 1/2 cup(360ml) water
1 tsp(5ml) salt
pepper to taste


Assemble ingredients. Deskin tomatoes. Core and chop tomatoes.
Melt butter over medium heat.
Add onions and cook for 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Stir every minute or so.
Add chopped tomatoes,
and brown sugar and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
Puree tomatoes in blender or food processor. Set aside.
Rinse and dry pot. Melt additional butter. Add flour and stir.
Cook 2-3 minutes over medium heat stirring often.
Gradually add milk
and water, whisking to combine evenly.
Keep whisking as you cook for 2-3 more minutes until mixture has thickened.
Add tomato puree and heat until soup is almost boiling, stirring often so the bottom does not scorch.

Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

1 comment:

  1. always fun to see your creative take on things! thinking of you!


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