It looks like winter may be with us a while longer, so a nice bowl of hot soup is a good warm-up choice on a cold day!
Sauté over low heat:
1 ½ cups of diced onion in one pound of butter until onions are tender
2 tsp. ground oregano
1 tsp. white pepper
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 ½ tsp. dill weed
½ cup parsley (if you use dried then use a little less).
Stir well, add ½ cup flour and cook until clear and bubbly.
Meanwhile in a large soup pot, combine:
2 - 32 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
1 large can of V-8 juice
1 quart water
4 Tbsp chicken base
Add onion mixture to tomatoes and bring to a boil.
½ cup honey
3 cups half-and-half
Cook until hot, DO NOT BOIL. Then all you have to do is serve and enjoy!
I have used half the amount of butter (2 sticks) and I can’t tell much difference. I do think you need to use butter, though. Margarine would not have the same flavor.
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.