Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Comfort Food

In the hustle and bustle of this Christmas season, oftentimes lunches are "grab and go". But no fast food for us. Rather a simple and comforting lunch. A childhood favorite updated to our adult tastes.

Cream of tomato soup and grilled cheese! Not canned Campbell's but rather (for speed) boxed Pacifico with the addition of roasted red peppers. We "jazz" it up a bit with real cream and there is always a box or two in the larder for those busy days when you definitely want a quick lunch!

The grilled cheese on wholegrain bread. Grilled to perfection.

Grilled cheese and cream of tomato soup is a match made in heaven, whether for those busy December days or the colder and snowier January ones. It's a great comforting lunch.


La Table De Nana said...

No fast food for us either..This looks good Martha..Happy holidays~

Schnitzel and the Trout said...

Nothing spells home better than grilled cheese and tomato soup! YUM

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha......This is one of my favourite meals. Tomato soup and Grilled Cheese. But I still use Campbells Soup, reminds me of my childhood when we came in from ice skating and most times that was our lunch during the Christmas holidays when school was out.

thanks for sharing and the memories. :-)

Cathy said...

I'm preparing tomato soup and grilled cheese sammies today for my grandchildren. This is everybody's favorite combo.

From the Kitchen said...

Oh yes, one of my favorite combinations. The other? Vegetable soup with PB&J and a cold glass of milk.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Ummmm. Yummy! Tomato soup has always been my favorite. When I was young, we moved overseas and they did not have canned (or boxed) soups available. (there were a lot of things that were not available, but that is another story.) I really missed my favorite tomato soup. But if I wanted to eat it, I was going to have to learn to make it from scratch. So when I was about 11 or 12 years old, my mom helped me find a recipe and gather the ingredients at the local street market. Then I set to in the kitchen and made the most marvelous tomato soup. It had a hint of cloves in it. The whole family loved it!!