I hope you all had a fabulous New Year’s Eve and are enjoying today’s start to a brand new year.
Here is a quick recipe that will warm you up on a cold January evening. (Tonight is supposed to be the coldest temps of the winter, yet, here in Vermont. That should make getting up tomorrow morning at 5:22 a.m. a real treat.)
I digress. Back to the soup.
Get your favorite tomato and cheese soups. Pour them side by side in a soup bowl. Sprinkle with buttery, toasted bread cubes and some cheese and you have what tastes like a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup.
I thought the colors were really striking, too. Kind of a yin/yang thing.
Tomato And Grilled Cheese Soup
Prepared tomato soup
Prepared cheddar soup
1. Pour prepared tomato and cheddar soups into separate saucepans and heat through; ladle some of each into a heatproof mug or measuring cup.
2. Simultaneously pour the soups into a bowl from opposite sides. Use a spoon to create a swirl pattern where the soups meet.
3. Melt some butter in a skillet. Toast bread cubes over low heat, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown on all sides; season with salt. Add to the soup before serving.
Note: I used Campbells’ cheddar cheese soup which, right out of the can, isn’t very nice. Add 1/2 cup of shredded white cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan and the flavor is much improved. I also sprinkled a little bit of shredded cheddar over the soup before serving.
Recipe from Every Day With Rachael Ray Magazine
I had a brilliant New Year’s Eve. I actually was awake at midnight!
Now I’m lazing around enjoying the quiet before the usual routine resumes tomorrow.
I should really say sort of quiet, since I’ve been blasting ‘Carolyn’ by Swiss Lips.
‘Carolyn’ is currently my song of the moment. It’s pop perfection. Fun, catchy, and totally danceable.
I want to get into that car and be a queen and kick my feet up on the dashboard. And have this song playing as loud as possible.
Check out Swiss Lips on the band’s Website, where you can learn some upcoming UK tour dates. You can buy the music here.