Thursday, February 6, 2014

Delicious Homemade Tomato Soup

I'm all dug out after yesterday's 31cm of snow!  What a crazy day.  I hope you were all safe and sound and didn't have to travel too far in that blizzardy weather.

I was fortunate to be able to work from home yesterday and on a cold and blustery day I thought soup would make a perfect dinner option.  I decided to try making a tomato soup; something I've never done before.  I followed a friends' recipe and I have to say it was DELICIOUS!  Quick easy and filling, it was a hit with everyone except Boo.  Pretty, who is normally the pickiest eater around, even ate it!

When I entered it into the Weight Watchers eTools recipe builder, I was very happy to see that the soup is only 2 PointsPlus points per serving!

Here's the recipe:

3 cans diced tomatoes (approx 10 cups).
     I used the diced tomatoes I canned myself this summer and I used 2.5L worth.
4 cups 1% milk (the recipe actually called for whole milk)
2 Tbsp tomato pasted
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
4 Tbsp flour
3 garlic cloves
Fresh basil, salt & pepper to taste.
1 medium onion chopped finely

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours.  I blended the mixture after it had cooked to puree the chunks of onion and tomato, making it more kid-friendly.  I also found this helped to thicken it up.

1 cup per serving.  Makes approximately 16-17 servings. 

I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did!

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