Tomato Dill Soup...

This time of the year I always want tomato soup and cheese sandwiches. This is my fav tomato soup recipe.

7.5 T of butter
1/2 c flour
1 c diced onions

1 lg clove garlic, minced

4 c chicken stock

20 oz tomato puree

16 oz whole peeled tomatoes, chopped

3 T honey

1 T dill weed

1 t basil

1/2 t black pepper

1/2 t chili pepper

1/8 t round cayenne pepper

3 dashes hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste

1. Make roux, melt 4.5 T butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour until well blended. Cook over low heat stirring often 3-5 minutes. Set aside.

2. Melt remaining butter. Add onions, cook gently 5 minutes. Add garlic. Cook 2 minutes more.

3. Add chicken stock, boil and reduce to a simmer. Whisk in roux until stock is thickened.

4. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 30-45 minutes. This is when I may put the soup in a crockpot.