Thursday, December 06, 2007

mm mm good!

It has been a kitchen day. Five very hungry, chilly, and wet workers (my favorite family plus two extras) needed a hot lunch that would take them through 'til dark. Their goal is to finish the neighbor's roof today!
Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches and Creamy Tomato Soup was today's special. I had forgotten until recently how easy and delicious homemade tomato soup can be. Here is the recipe (and I use the term "recipe" loosely). Bon appetit!

Creamy Tomato Soup

1 medium onion, finely chopped
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
2 large cans tomato puree or crushed tomato
5 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda*
fresh dill weed (dried is fine)
salt & pepper to taste

In a deep sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook until soft but not brown. Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes. Whisk together the tomatoes and baking soda. Add to the pan, along with the milk, whisking gently until all is evenly combined. Heat until piping hot, whisking occasionally. Season to taste with dill, salt & pepper. Keep warm and reheat to serve. This soup will thicken nicely if you can resist eating it all at once!

*prevents tomatoes and milk from curdling


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