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Roxie’s Recipes (for the Lazy Cook)

As promised last week, here is the recipe for tomato soup that goes great as an accompaniment to a classic grilled cheese sandwich. I like to make soups in a crockpot whenever I can, as soups always seem to taste better to me when they have a chance to simmer slowly and give the flavors time to deepen.

  • 6 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup cooking sherry
  • 6 tbs sugar
  • 1-½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes, crushed
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped*
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped*
  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 4 tbs butter
  • pepper to taste
  1. Turn your crockpot to the high setting and add the butter. Once it is thoroughly melted, add the onions and allow to simmer until they turn translucent.
  2. Next, add your tomato juice and diced tomatoes. To combat the acidity of the tomatoes, gradually add sugar, stirring and tasting until you get a nice smooth flavor. I wound up using 4 tablespoons of sugar with this one.
  3. I use a mortar and pestle to ground the bouillon cubes into a fine powder. Add this, and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn the crockpot down to low, and add the cream and the cooking sherry. I prefer to crush my fresh herbs to release the flavor, but that’s just my personal preference. Add the parsley and basil and stir well.
  5. Simmer on low until heated all the way through, stirring regularly.

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