A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that I was currently eating my very first grilled cheese/tomato soup combo. There was shock and disbelief that I made it 35 and a half years before dipping my first grilled cheese into some Campbell’s tomato soup.
Of course I loved it.
For some reason I had been under the impression that I hated tomato soup. I’m not sure where I got this idea other than I don’t like raw tomatoes. But tomato soup doesn’t taste like taking a bite out of a raw tomato.
Anyway, since I thought it was tasty, I was determined to make my own tomato soup. Not that anything is wrong with Campbell’s, but homemade is always better than something out of a can.
So I scoured Pinterest for a recipe and I stumbled upon something that I pinned long ago…something my friend Nichole posted on her blog.
This week I decided we needed an easy dinner on Halloween so I made tomato soup by adapting her recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup, and Cortney whipped up some grilled cheese sandwiches.
Creamy Tomato Soup
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 cups water
- 2oz butter
- 1 small yellow onion (sliced)
- 3 cups canned diced tomatoes
- 2 cups cream
|In a large sauce pan, over medium-high heat, melt the butter and saute the onion and garlic until translucent|
|Add the water and reduce by half.|
|Add the tomatoes and cream and reduce by half.|
|Remove from heat and use an emulsifier, blender, or food processor to blend until smooth.|
I think grilled cheese and tomato soup might be my new favorite thing. I can’t believe I waited so long to try it! Mmmm!