Cream of Tomato Soup Short and Sweet!!

Although the end of the garden and fresh tomatoes is just around the corner for this season, there is still time for another bowl of fresh made tomato soup.  Brian's Uncle Gene found this recipe and had Aunt Betty try it out.  It is good, fast, and easy!!  All really good reasons to share it and pass it along!!  Uncle Gene celebrated his 85th birthday this past Saturday the 22nd of October and we all send him our best wishes and thanks.  This is our adaptation of his original version. 


5 T. butter
1/2 C. chopped onion
4 C. milk
4 T. flour
1 1/2 t. sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda (prevents milk from curdling)
3 C. chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)

Melt the butter in a soup pot. Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring until the onion is soft but not browned. Sprinkle flour over the butter mixture and stir cook 1-2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, sugar, and salt. Continue to stir and cook until thickened. 

Stir the baking soda into the tomatoes. Add the tomatoes to the milk, and heat to a simmer. Remove from the heat and taste for seasoning. (If desired you may put through a strainer or food mill.) Reheat before serving.

Enjoy this easy to prepare recipe pipping hot with crisp saltines or butter crackers.

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