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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


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


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


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)


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

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

  3. Sounds easy to make and looks very good ♥

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

  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 :)

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

  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

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


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

    hugs, Crystelle

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

  11. What a perfect combo!
    Thanks for sharing over on Tutorial Thursdays.

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

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


  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

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

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

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


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