Cheesy Toast

The gloomy gray weather today had me wanting one thing and one thing only for lunch.

Tomato soup.

Specifically, Campbell’s Tomato Soup.

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One of my favorite comfort meals growing up was regular old Campbell’s Tomato soup, along with either a grilled cheese or cheesy toast.

And since I have a bunch of great produce in the fridge, I knew it would be a soup + salad + cheesy toast kind of day.

Our weird summer weather is catching up with our garden – our tomato plants are still producing!

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And I’m definitely not complaining. We don’t have enough to put away for the winter, but I was so excited for a salad today and one more taste of perfectly vine-ripened tomatoes.

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  • romaine
  • carrots
  • scallions
  • tomato
  • raspberries (most likely, the last I’ll have until next year)
  • avocado
  • homemade dressing: olive oil, dijon, balsamic, salt, pepper

I always put my salad toppings on top, but then I mix everything together so I can have all the avocado + fruit bites for last :)

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As for the tomato soup, I just followed the directions. 1 can soup and 1 can water. Heat. And I added just a splash of milk. Mine tasted good, but my mom’s always tastes better! Not sure why that is…

Cheese toast is something I used to eat all the time growing up. I didn’t get it perfect today, but my process was something like this:

– Heat toast to melt cheese (on low)

– Turn heat on high to get cheese to bubble and brown/get a tiny bit burnt on the edges.

– Save those burnt edges for the last bites ;)

 

Do you have any super simple comfort food memories?

12 comments

  1. there’s nothing like grilled cheese and tomato soup on a dreary day!

  2. I was just gonna say grilled cheese and tomato soup, when I saw the previous comment! And baked potatoes with cheese.

  3. I totally agree with you on the burnt edges!

    This is how I used to eat grilled cheese:

    Remove both sides of bread from cheese.
    Eat slightly melted, but still holding together, cheese.
    Eat bread.

    Weird, huh?

  4. Mashed potatoes are my #1 favorite comfort food! My mom used to make them for me with lots of butter and whole milk. I’ve since learned how to “healthify” them by using skim milk and lots of salt, pepper, and roasted garlic for flavor. I also loved mashed sweet potatoes with cumin and cinnamon! Yum. I hope your day turns less gloomy soon! :)

  5. My brother-in-law has a theory that food made with love always tastes better, which is why your mom’s soup will never taste the same as when you make it for yourself. In addition, my mother puts butter and sugar in everything, which makes it taste 100 times better haha.

  6. Totally had tomato soup for lunch today too! :D

  7. Your toast in the bomb. I am having grilled cheese tonight with soup. Not tomato though. Don’t have any. Wah. wah.

  8. Mmmm, campbells tomato soup! It’s one of the tastes that reminds me of my family :)

  9. I used to cover a Campbell’s soup thermos, back in the day.
    Fluffy scrambled eggs, like only my grandma could make them, were my childhood comfort food. With burnt, blackened rye toast – charred goodness!

  10. That is definitely a comfort meal! Yummm!! I love cheese toast! My mom used to make it for me growing up a lot. She always made it perfectly!!

  11. Who didn’t grow up on grilled cheese and Campbell’s tomato soup? My favorite was when we would get a snow day, my sister and I would spend all morning playing in the snow and then come inside for lunch where my mom would have hot tomato soup and grilled cheese waiting.
    So nostalgic!

  12. i was big on tomato soup, too. campbells. we made it with milk. i hated it when i’d eat it at a friends and it was made with water. it is so comforting! another one i love is their alphabet soup and i would dunk PB toast in the soup. yum. love memory lane!

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