This has been my go to lunch for a couple weeks now. Not every day… but almost.
It’s so so good.
I know it’s a staple and probably doesn’t need any instructions, but here’s how we do grilled cheese and tomato soup around here.
HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP
*Get the milk out and measured before you start heating the butter and flour so that you don’t burn the butter-flour mixture.
- Melt 1 Tbsp butter in sauce pan on stove.
- Whisk in 1 Tb. flour.
- Slowly stir in 1 C. of milk*.
- Heat through on medium-low.
- Add a regular sized (14.5 oz) can of tomato sauce.
- Season with basil and pepper & stir until heated through.
This makes 2 generous servings. I’ll either have it 2 days in a row or share with a friend who’s over for lunch. If we’re having it for dinner, I’ll sometimes double everything so I can use it for lunch the next day. It’s so easy and delicious and reheats well for a couple days. You can also do the whole thing in the microwave if you have a giant microwave safe bowl.
For the grilled cheese, I like to use whole wheat sour dough bread. Ciabatta or a french loaf would be yummy too. I get it near the bakery and produce area of the grocery store rather than the bread aisle. I don’t need fancy bread, but it is so much better 🙂
(Addie gets her grilled cheese on not-fancy store brand bread.) And if I’m feeling sassy, I’ll throw some turkey on. Deeee-lish.
Some other fancy grilled cheeses we like:
- Bacon + Guacamole + Cheddar
- Use Challah bread
- Swiss + Mushrooms
- Turkey + Swiss
- Ham + Cheddar
Anyone else have a tasty variety to share? Enjoy! 🙂