Updated: Jan 3
Saturday was rainy (sometimes pouring) with high winds. The good news is, it wasn't snow! I HATE snow. The temperature is dropping. Only in the 30's today. Brrrrr. If you love soups in the cold weather, check out my YouTube playlist.
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It was the perfect day for soup and homemade tomato soup hit the spot. As kids, on rainy or snowy days, mom would make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. To us kids, it was a gourmet meal!
Many children are suffering and don't know where their next meal is coming from. We can all make an effort to help families, especially this year, with such extenuating circumstances. In only one day, a life could change. That's what happened to me, doing something everyone does. An innocent idea at the spur of the moment and within a second, nothing was ever the same.
Add butter to your pot and melt on medium heat. Slice your red onion and place into the pot of melted butter. Add salt. Stir often. (see video)
When the onions soften, add in a can of crushed tomatoes and half a can of water. Stir well. (see video)
Pour your plum tomatoes into a bowl and squish with your hand. Hold them down low into the bowl or you will be cleaning tomato off everything. The plum tomatoes add a nice flavor. Add them into the pot and stir well.
Add sugar (see video) and cover. Let simmer for an hour Stir occasionally. The onions and tomatoes should be very soft.
In a separate pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add two tablespoons of flour to the melted butter and whisk continuously until smooth. (see video)
Pour the flour and butter into the tomato soup (see video) Then add milk (approximately half a cup) Simmer another 5 minutes, stirring to combine everything.
Remove pot from stove and place on folded towels. Use an immersion blender to blend well. It should be creamy and smooth. (see video)
Once the rice was hot, I added the hot soup. It was creamy and delicious.
The soup can be refrigerated and heats up well. It may thicken, but just a little water added before heating will do the trick.
My life may have changed, but I have much to be thankful for. Many blessings; family, friends, hobbies, and my love of cooking. I still have wonderful traditions which I hope to pass on to my own future grandchildren. One day, like I did with my grandmothers and mother, I'd love to sit with my grandchildren and chat and laugh as we cook together. After all, food is at the heart of all we do!
Peeled Plum tomatoes
Gluten free flour
Gluten free rice