I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is so easy and fast to make. Make this along with a grilled cheese and you can't go wrong.





TOMATO SOUP
(serves 6)

Ingredients:
*6 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
*1 onion, cut into quarters
*1 garlic clove, cut into half
*4 whole cloves
*1 bay leaf
*3 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
*5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*5 tablespoon butter
*2 teaspoons of sugar
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:
~In a medium-large stock pot heat, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cloves, bay leaf, & chicken stock.
~Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high and let cook for 30 minutes.
~Remove from heat.
~Remove bay leaf.
~Run the tomato mixture through a food mill into a large bowl or another stock pot.
~Throw away anything chunks of food that is left in the food mill.
~Melt butter over medium heat in the stock pot that you used to cook down the tomatoes.
~Stir in the flour, and cook for 1 minutes, stirring constantly. The roux should be a medium brown.
~Slowly whisk in the tomato mixture, whisking away any lumps that may appear.
~Add sugar, salt & pepper.
~Mix well and serve hot.

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