Peel, seed, and dice tomatoes (drop into boiling water for 30 seconds, peel comes right off). Cook in butter or bacon fat (yep) with a small amount of diced onion, add a pinch of baking soda to cut acid. Add a bit of flour to make a tomato roux, cook a bit longer. Add milk, stir. Yep, I love pepper. Saltines provided the extra salt, I didn't add any during cooking (because of baking soda, too).