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Cream of Tomato Soup


Cream of Tomato Soup

[45 Minutes]

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.

You'll need:

• 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:

  1. Invite your child to help you cut up the tomatoes with a plastic knife.
  2. Melt the butter.
  3. Sauté the chopped tomatoes, onion that you have chopped, and basil.
  4. Pour vegetables into a large pot.
  5. Bring to a boil in a pot with 2 cups of water. Cook over low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Cool slightly and help your child press the soup through a sieve or colander. Throw out the skin and seeds.
  7. Return to the pot and let your child pour in the white sauce.
  8. Heat up the soup, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  9. 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?

Useful information:

While you are having fun, your child is developing small muscle skills and learning to follow directions.

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