Comfort Food for Grownups

13 11 2008

There’s nothing quite like a winter Sunday. Football is on, chores are done(ish), the dog‘s asleep, and it’s cold enough out that no one can make you feel guilty about “wasting” the day inside.

On days like this, I crave comfort food–the culinary equivalent of my favorite slippers–and one of my favorites is the classic combo, grilled cheese and tomato soup.

However, being an alleged “grown up,” I’ve made a few upgrades to the Wonder bread/Kraft Singles/Campbell’s Soup standby, so put on your slippers, bring the duvet out to the couch, and let’s get cooking.

Here’s what you’ll need:



  • French bread (about 1/3 loaf)
  • Danish Havarti cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • Olive oil
  • Pacific Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper soup (comes in a box; Trader Joe’s house brand is good too)


Start by cutting four slices of bread. Cut diagonally to increase the surface area. Set the remaining heel aside.

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