2 cups chicken broth
4 cups (ripe) (4 or 5 large tomatoes)
1/3 cup onion
1/2 cup celery
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 to 1 cup light cream
Peel, seed, and dice tomatoes, coarsely chop onion and celery.
Simmer the following ingredients together until vegetables are soft ñ approximately 30 minutes.
Amount of cream depends upon the flavor of the tomatoes. Correct seasoning and add salt, if necessary Serve hot or chilled and topped with croutons or chopped dill or basil. Try it chilled topped with bacon which has been crisply cooked and crumbled.
Puree mixture and return to pan. Gently heat through.