Friday, November 11, 2011

Recipe Friday Nov. 11, 2011 Tomato Soup

Love homemade tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich.

This soup should be called semi-homemade because it uses canned tomatoes. Canned tomatoes are something that is necessary in the midwest in the winter. Store bought tomatoes in the winter are watery and tasteless IMHO.

Tomato Soup

1/2 C onion, diced

1/4 C butter

2 – (14.5 oz.) cans petit cut diced tomatoes

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp dried Thyme

1 C chicken broth

1/2 C half and half

In a large pan saute the onions in butter until tender. Add in tomatoes, salt, pepper, baking soda, chicken broth and thyme. Bring to a boil then turn heat down to simmer for about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Allow mixture to cool and then put into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. (This is the point where I wish I had an immersion blender) You can strain out any solid pieces but I didn’t. Return to saucepan or refrigerate. Right before serving bring to a simmer and half and half. Do not allow to boil after adding half and half.

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