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Tomato Soup From Scratch

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“There is nothing quite like making tomato soup from scratch. This homemade tomato soup is by far Jake’s favorite tomato soup recipe. It uses all fresh vegetables and can be a really healthy tomato soup with several easy adjustments. This recipe makes an enormous amount so unless you have a lot of company or plan to freeze some (which works well)we recommend cutting everything in half. Jake and I have even canned the extra soup, however we have read articles warning against canning items with cream, flour, rice, etc, so make sure you do your research before canning this soup. -Amanda

Tomato soup

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. butter
*see healthy substitution below
2 cups graded carrots
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped onion
4 tsp tarragon
4 tsp thyme
4 tsp basil
4 tsp garlic
4 tsp dill (optional)
4 cups heavy cream
*see healthy substitution below
1 to 1 1/2 cups flour
14 cups tomato juice
6 cups canned diced tomatoes in juice
Chicken bullion
1/2 cup sugar

DIRECTIONS:

We find it easiest to put all the vegetables in a food processor and let it chop everything however small you wish it to be in your soup. Some people like it more chunky while others like it runny. After chopped, put all ingredients in a BIG pot and saute with melted butter. Add flour to thicken , and then add chicken base to taste, sugar, tomato juice and diced tomatoes. Simmer and add heavy cream.

Healthy Substitutions:

If you want to make a tomato soup from scratch that is not going to put on the pounds as well here are some alternative we have used that work really well. We substitute all or some of the butter for olive oil (only using as much as is required to saute the vegetables). Substitute the heavy cream for blended cooked rice (when blending rice it is a very sticky messy job. We found that adding water or even liquid from the soup helps keep the it less sticky and messy.) NOTE: If using rice instead of heavy cream, you probably wont have to add flour to thicken the soup.
We have found that these substitutions taste just fine and make for an incredible tomato soup from scratch recipe.

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    How soon will you update your blog? I’m interested in reading some more information on this issue.

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    jakerbreaker Says:
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    Amanda and I are updating our blog everyday. Right now I am still adding recipes and soon will be adding our blogs. Most of our recipes have yet to be entered but will soon be done. What exactly are you interested in knowing? We will gladly answer any questions you have. Thanks for visiting.

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    Love this recipe!! And this is coming from someone who didn’t care too much for tomato soup growing up! Next time I make it I might try the cooked rice. Good idea. Any chance I can get you to post the tin foil broccoli bacon ranch chicken? I would really love to get that recipe from you guys. Keep up the great work!

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    jakerbreaker Says:
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    I will try to get that recipe up as soon as possible. Hope you have a great day.

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    Can you give me a little more insight on canning with cream & flour please?

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