Today it was cloudy and dreary. A perfect day to whip up some soup and warm yourself up on the insides. I am a busy person, especially at lunch time. The children want fed and they don't want to wait.
I despise opening can after can of soup. My fingers ache and I end up cussing out the poor can opener. That poor utensil has heard more four letter words than a sailor, but what am I supposed to do? Doesn't tomato soup only come in cans?
I had an "aha" moment one day when I was reading a book series titled Emma's Gift written by Leisha Kelly. In one of the books, a young man whips up tomato soup. DUH! Why didn't I think of this sooner? I must have really believed that Campbell's was the only place to get tomato soup from. SO I googled and finagled a recipe that I could easily turn out.
I have to say that it's easier than opening 5 cans of soup, cheaper, and everyone can get their fill. I even prefer my version to the can.
- 1 large can tomato juice (I have used homemade tomato juice from my garden also!)
- Almost 1 large can water- just use the same can the tomato juice came in
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1/2 diced large onion or 1/4 cup dried onion
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add your onion, salt, pepper, and flour. You may need to adjust the seasonings to suit your family's tastes. Brown for a bit.
- Add the tomato juice and whisk.
- Add the can of water. You may also like to use milk. We prefer water. It all depends on your family's taste buds.
- Whisk and bring to a boil. Stir constantly and watch it thicken. Let it cook for a few minutes.
- Serve warm. You can add sour cream, croutons, crackers, or eat plain. We enjoy it with warm grilled cheese!
What is your favorite comfort food?