The weather is going to be nasty the next couple of days so what better time for soup. And who doesn't love tomato soup. This really is the best. It is also in keeping with our being frugal, which ties back to our giveaway. Don't forget to leave a comment to win this wonderful ebook.
Tomato Soup Supreme
1 No 2 1/2 can (large can) tomatoes, well mashed, (I use a quart of home canned)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, thinly slices
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
6 cups broth, chicken or vegetable
Salt and pepper
8 tablespoons butter
6 slices good bread, trimmed and cut in 1-inch squares
Grated Parmesan cheese
Combine all the vegetables and add to boiling broth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer slowly, approximately 1 1/2 hours. Then force everything through a sieve. Return the liquid to the heat, add the butter and simmer slowly for 5 minutes.
Saute bread squares lightly in butter. Place in soup tureen and pour hot tomato soup over them. Serve in individual soup plates. Pass grated cheese separately.