Geesh, last night it was Monday, and we all know Monday's suck right?
So what to make?
Grilled cheese of course, with some canned tomato soup.
So off I run to the local market, I grab American cheese, Swiss cheese, and a loaf of Sourdough Italian.
Came home, fried up some bacon for the sammies, went to make the soup and whoops!
I forgot to buy canned tomato soup, which is easy to make on a Monday, because Monday's suck!
Alright, it's decision time-Do I run back to the store or make some homemade tomato soup?
You guessed right- I Googled Quick Tomato Soup and here's what I found.
I cut most of the recipe in half. But played a lot.
Here's the original recipe.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1 teaspoon dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, rosemary or basil
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
- 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 cups nonfat or low-fat milk
What I Did
-Splashed the Evoo into the pot
-I can of crushed tomatoes
-5 or 6 cloves of garlic
-Crumbled upsome dried basil from our garden, a couple of leaves
-Sprinkled in crushed red pepper flakes
-1/2 cup of water
-Sprinkled in some sugar
-1 cup of 1% lowfat milk
-Salt and pepper to taste
(I'd be remiss if I didn't say I added some crumbled, (really crumbled, fried crisp) bacon to the soup)
Simmered it for about an hour, after all it was "Quick" soup.
So I cut some of the recipe ingredients in half and I eyeballed other stuff.
That's the cool thing about cooking a lot- you get more intuitive about what works for you.
The soup was pretty good. Lends itself to modifications, but for a quick soup and a means to dunk the grilled cheese it was perfect.
Here's the evidence.
Not bad, IMHO.
Grilled cheese were basic-
-Freihoffer's Italian Sourdough-butter side down on the pan
-1 slice American
-Bacon slices on top of the American
- A slice of Swiss Cheese
-Another buttered slice of bread on top
Cook the Sammies until they look right-that's a personal choice, my choice is like the above pic.
The soup and sammies were perfect for a Monday, and we all know...... Mondays .......
P.S. Here's the Puppy Pics!
OK Daddy, this is getting old!
Stay Hungry My Friends!