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October 23, 2012

Grown up version of a classic meal ...

Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup were made for each other ~ all warm, gooey, and satisfying.  This delicious combo makes the perfect quick dinner for a chilly evening.  

Last night I decided that this was what I was going to cook for dinner, but I wanted something a bit different than just your average tomato soup and grilled cheese.  I was looking for something a bit fancier and grown up, and I found the perfect recipes to complete this mission.  

I can't promise your kids will eat this, but it's definitely worth making for the adults in the family :)  And now I share with you the recipes~



Tomato Soup

Ingredients

1} 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1} 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1} 32 oz container chicken broth
2} tbsp diced onion
1} tsp baking soda
3} tbsp granulated (white) sugar
4} tbsp butter
1} tsp dried basil
1/8} tsp black pepper

Directions

1}  Melt butter in large pot, add onions and cook til tender
2}  Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil
3}  Reduce heat and simmer about an hour


Grilled Cheese Panini with Caramelized Onions

Ingredients

2} tbsp olive oil
2} sweet onions, thinly sliced
1/2} tsp Salt 
1/4} tsp Pepper
0.5} tsp thyme
8} slices of french bread
4} oz goat cheese (I used cheddar)

Directions

1} In a non-stick 12" skillet heat oil on medium for one minute;  Stir in onions, salt and pepper; Cover and cook 15 minutes or until very soft, stirring occasionally; Uncover and cook 15-25 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown; Stir frequently; Stir in thyme and remove pan from heat

2}  While onion cook heat panini press

3}  Assemble panini; place 4 slices of bread on work surface; butter bottoms on the slices;  place cheese slices on unbuttered side; top with 1/4 of the onions; top with remaining bread slices

4}  Place panini in press; close and cook about 5 minutes or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.   

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19 comments:

  1. You had me at caramelized onions ... yum!

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  2. YUM! This will definitely be on our table this week.

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  3. Sounds easy to make and looks very good ♥

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  4. I love tomato soup and grilled cheese. Thank you for the recipe!

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  5. I have never thought to make homemade tomato soup. This looks yummy! I'll have to give it a try once the temps drop and I start craving soup :)

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  6. We love tomato soup. We try this inredients.

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  7. I've been so into soup. I've been making homemade chicken broth and loving it for the cold days. This looks DELICIOUS! And I love tomato soup with grilled cheese. It just needs to cool down a little bit here in sunny Cal, and this will be my recipe.

    I hope you can join me over at: Veggie to Table

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  8. haha i love this... the grown up version:)may have to try it out!

    xoxo
    ash

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  9. What a wonderful meal for a blustery fall day....

    hugs, Crystelle

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  10. Yum, yum, yum! So going to do this!

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  11. What a perfect combo!
    Thanks for sharing over on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  12. Delicious! It looks like very sophisticated tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

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  13. Thank you very much for sharing. I'm trying this tonight! wish me luck
    -Bianca

    http://biancasfamily.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Tomato soup and grilled cheese....the perfect combo and yours has such a nice touch! Thanks for sharing this at the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at http://www.wildernesswife.com

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  15. What a step up from the canned Tomato Soup and plain grilled cheese of my childhood. Oh yes, I am pinning this!

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  16. Mmmm! That looks delicious, my pop used to put cheese cubes in the soup when I was little. A perfect combination, delicious.

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  17. I am putting this into our Sunday night meal plan :) Yum. Thanks for sharing at www.meltingmoments.info :)

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