Friday, November 15, 2013

Simple Soup & Sandwich

Tomato Basil White Bean Soup & Grilled Cheese n Tuna Sandwich
This week we had a couple of days that were cold.  They were dreary, too.  They also contained the sound of "achoo" from me.  Wednesday evening an easy meal to prep at dinner was needed.  Hot soup with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich sounded really good!  Plain, simple, good! 

All of the ingredients for Tomato Basil White Bean Soup (recipe here) were found quickly.  As some of the ingredients including canned plum tomatoes cut in pieces, chicken broth, tomato sauce, Basil & Garlic Powder were simmering, my griddle pan was located.

Grilled Cheese on oatmeal bread is a fave here & sometimes I add tuna when making it - before grilling.  For a number of years, tuna packed in olive oil is our preferred choice.  Some of the oil is drained from the can, before mashing the tuna.  I skip adding the mayo here and just add the tuna into a sandwich.  Quite often when turning a Grilled Cheese n Tuna Sandwich over while grilling, a little tuna sneaks out onto my griddle.  No longer will that happen!

The magic?  Add a little shredded cheese into the mashed tuna before placing it on the bread slice.  The shredded cheese heats, melts and keeps the tuna together.  It's also a little extra cheese in the Grilled Cheese n Tuna Sandwich.  What a great taste!

It was so good along with the Tomato Basil White Bean Soup!  It was also very easy!

We did enjoy!


Stacey said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm going to share a tomato basil soup in the next few days too. Isn't it wonderful?

JG said...

Stacey - So yummy and amazing how easy to prepare! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never heard of adding the cheddar cheese but we love cheese so I know it would be good. We always eat more soup in the winter months and I've been making hot sandwiches lately, too. Happy weekend my friend!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- The shredded cheese I use is a combo of cheddar + mozzarella. This is my "new" quick soup.

Carol said...

Looks delicious! Love the idea of the cheese. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Judy!

JG said...

Carol- Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Carol & your family! :)