Cream of Tomato Soup
There is nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup of a cold day! It is even better when your child helps to prepare it.
3 large fresh tomatoes (or 1 medium can of tomatoes) 2 tablespoons chopped onions 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon basil 1 cup white sauce (1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 cup milk) sprinkle of black pepper pot sieve or colander measuring cups and spoons
What to do:
- Invite your child to help you cut up the tomatoes with a plastic knife.
- Melt the butter.
- Sauté the chopped tomatoes, onion that you have chopped, and basil.
- Pour vegetables into a large pot.
- Bring to a boil in a pot with 2 cups of water. Cook over low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Cool slightly and help your child press the soup through a sieve or colander. Throw out the skin and seeds.
- Return to the pot and let your child pour in the white sauce.
- Heat up the soup, stirring with a wooden spoon.
- Serve up a hot bowl of soup for each member of the family.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What kind of tomatoes did you use for your soup- fresh or canned?
- What color are the tomatoes?
While you are having fun, your child is developing small muscle skills and learning to follow directions.