Family Meals – Why and How

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Jen and Betsy dive into family meals – ups and downs, challenges, and how to overcome some of the most common obstacles such as time, frequency and benefits of making time to sit down together a few times a week.

Cream of Tomato Soup (mentioned in the episode)


2 Tablespoons Butter
¼ Cup Onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons Flour
¼ Cup Milk
¾ Cup Chicken or vegetable broth
½ Bay leaf
½ Teaspoon Sugar
½ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Baking soda
1 Cup Tomato


Day 1 Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the onion is transparent.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the butter mixture and continue to stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add the milk, broth, bay leaf, sugar and salt, continue to cook and stir until slightly thickened.
  5. Stir the baking soda into the tomatoes in your measuring cup.
  6. Add the tomatoes to the milk mixture and bring just to a simmer.
  7. Remove from the heat and pour into a container.
  8. Cover label and refrigerate.


Day 2 Directions

  1. Pour soup through a mesh strainer or blend soup in the blender.
  2. Heat soup and serve with grilled cheese.