Cream of Tomato Soup
(from Houston Junior League Cookbook}


1/2 cup chopped onion

3 cups canned tomatoes with juice

1-1/2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon flour

2 cups milk

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

Pinch of coarsely ground pepper


Cook onion and tomatoes in water until onion is tender; strain. Mix 1 heaping tablespoon of the onion-tomato mixture with strained liquid. Discard remaining onion-tomato mixture. Add soda. Set aside. Melt butter and stir in flour. Add milk and cook until thickened. Add thyme, salt and pepper. Combine with tomato mixture; heat. Freezes well.

Serves 8


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