6 medium tomatoes, peeled and quartered or 2-14 oz cans tomatoes
3 cups water
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
6 oz can tomato paste
4 Tbs snipped fresh parsley or 2 tsp dried
4 tsp instant chicken bullion granules
4 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
1. If desired, seed fresh tomatoes. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 20 minutes. Cool slightly.
2. In a blender, blend half of the mixture until smooth. Repeat with the rest.
Makes about 8 cups