This week's Lent soup: Tomato Soup
A few years ago, I discovered at my neighborhood farmers market 20-pound boxes of tomatoes selling for a mere $12. It was late September and this particular farm had quite the bumper crop. I came back with my car and bought a box.
My friend Steve was visiting that same week. Having learned to can the previous year, he took a look at my box of tomatoes and asked if that's what I was planning to do. I stared at him blankly.