Around our home, even though we try and teach our children to eat what we serve them. We occasionally get the “What’s this green stuff in my soup?”, or the “I don’t like diced tomatoes.” I have come up with a way to enjoy homemade tomato soup that everyone likes.
In a large stock pot over medium heat combine the following
- 1 can of tomato juice
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 4 teaspoons of raw sugar (or any kind of sweetener)
While that is heating, in a saucepan, melt 5 Tablespoons of butter.
After the butter has melted, add 4 Tablespoons of flour.
Continue stirring over medium high heat until you get a thick paste. Careful to stay with this as it will burn quickly.
After the tomato juice mixture has reached the boiling point, you can add your butter/flour mixture and stir continuously to thicken and remove any lumps. Turn down the temperature to a simmer.
Next you need to add your milk. If you have 6 cups on hand you can add that to your soup. I like to use powdered milk as it is very cheap for things like this. But I need to make some up.
In a large pitcher measure out the desired amount of milk powder
Add necessary amount of water.
Pour 6 cups of this into your soup, continue heating until ready to serve.
Easy kid friendly tomato soup and grill cheese. Yum!