4 B's Old Fashioned Cream of Tomato Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8

1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 1/2 pounds tomatoes
2 quarts of milk
1/2 pint of heavy cream
4 tablespoons sugar
black pepper to taste

Sauté onion until clear, add tomatoes, milk and cream. Bring to high heat but do not boil. You can add more sugar with plenty of black pepper.

Simmer the onion? Please explain.

Simmer means low heat until the onion becomes clear. Perhaps a better word would have been sauté.