Although not a traditional Christmas food, tmato soup is mentioned in several frontier Army Christmas accounts. This recipe comes from An Army Wife's Cookbook by Alice Kirk Grierson. One difference from modern tomato soup is vegetables cooked in beef broth for added flavor.
Parker House Tomato Soup
Simmer the vegetables in the beef broth for one hour. Strain.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook until mixture browns, stirring constantly. Add sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes.
Last updated: December 19, 2016