Valentine's Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
 
 
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Ingredients
  • TOMATO SOUP
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, 28 ounce size with juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves (you can use 2 tsp of dried basil for the same effect)
  • 2 cups chicken stock (yes, stock is different than broth)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup half and half (you can use whole milk if you don’t have half and half on hand)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • GRILLED CHEESE
  • Texas toast (The actual bread. Not the frozen stuff.)
  • Mozzarella slices
  • Butter (You can use margarine, but butter makes a nicely gold brown, slightly crunchier sandwich. Plus it tastes better.)
Directions
  1. TOMATO SOUP
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil
  3. Add tomatoes, basil, chicken stock and sugar
  4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes
  5. Slowly stir in half and half and butter
  6. Blend to desired consistency (do yourself a favor and use a blender instead of a hand mixer)
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. GRILLED CHEESE
  10. Butter one side of each slice of bread
  11. Place cheese in center with butter sides facing out
  12. Cook until golden brown on both sides
Recipe by Motherhood on the Rocks at https://motherhoodontherocks.com/grilled-cheese-and-tomato-soup-recipe/