Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dad’s Garden Harvest Tomato Soup

Dad's Garden Harvest Tomato Soup; photo credit: Kathie Austin Photography LLC

Dad’s Garden Harvest Tomato Soup

                                            8 – 10 medium-sized tomatoes
                                            2 packets of onion soup mix (OR ½ diced onion and
                                            1 large (or 4 small) bouillon cube(s))
                                            1 cup of water
                                            1 cup of milk
                                            ¼ teaspoon of pepper
                                            2 tablespoon of chopped basil

In a large sauce pan or a small soup pot, add one cup of water, chopped basil, and
either two packets of dried onion soup mix or half a diced onion and a large beef bouillon cube, and bring to a boil. Cone-cut the stems from the tomatoes, then squeeze each tomato gently to expel seeds. Place the stemmed and seeded tomatoes and one cup of milk into a blender and mix at low speed until pureed. Add tomato puree and ¼ teaspoon of pepper to soup pot, and stir. Turn burner to medium-low and simmer until onions are tender. Serve with crackers or a whole wheat roll to three hungry children and a single dad on a brisk, spring Saturday or Sunday.

For more great, simple, healthy recipes that even a single dad can make, check out The Single Father's Guide Life, Cooking, and Baseball (Arundel Publishing, 2012).

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