This recipe makes a soup that has become part of our family Christmas Holiday tradition.

It is served when everyone has arrived back home and gathered together in our family room.

1 large can V-8 juice (46 fl. oz.)

1 can beef consommé (11 oz)

2 bay leaves

4 cloves

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Dash of Tabasco sauce

Simmer all ingredients for 1 hour. Serve hot in demitasse cups.

Serves 8