Tomato-Joe Soup



  1. In a saucepan cook onion, celery, and carrot in hot butter over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except whipping cream and simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Transfer tomato mixture, half at a time, to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Return pureed mixture to saucepan.
  5. Stir in 1/4 cup of the whipping cream.
  6. Heat through.
  7. In a bowl beat remaining whipping cream with an electric mixer on low speed just until soft peaks form.
  8. Spoon some of the whipped cream on each serving.