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.
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.