Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Comfort Food

Tuesday was dreary and rainy, with no sunshine and cloud cover that made it feel like dusk all day long. As it got closer to lunchtime, I wanted something from the past: a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. There is nothing better than a meal that takes you back to a time in your life when everything was just simpler. I guess that is why they call it comfort food! Of course, what I had in mind was a little more involved than opening a red and white can.

I used this recipe as the basis for my soup. We had plenty of tomatoes on hand from our half share, and I also used both basil and onions from the farm.

The cooking time was a little longer than just heating up a can of soup, but infinitely more rewarding, as the house filled with the aroma of stewing tomatoes.

Preparation was also a bit more complicated than twisting a can opener.

But the final result? Fabulous. Worth it. Just what I wanted. And dare I say it? Mmm, mmm good!


Velga said...

Oh, what a fantastic idea.
I've been making so many tomato sauces.
Soup would be a nice change. Or - transform some of the tomato sauce into a soup with yet even more tomatoes!
Mmmm. Grilled cheese sandwiches, too. YUM!!!!

Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor said...

That looks so good. I've always loved grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup.