If you are like me, one of your cheap, go-to meals when you were first starting out was a grilled cheese sandwich (American Processed Cheese Food slice on white bread). If you were feeling especially "rich" you might even add a bowl of Campbell's Tomato Soup (you even used milk not water!) as a veggie on the side. As time went by the soup became a regular attender and your tastes evolved, so you sprinkled some ground black pepper or oregano on it to add a bit of class and make it feel more "homemade." Does this sound familiar to anyone?
I am a little more daring in the kitchen now, but still love a good grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. The key here is "good" grilled cheese. I love to add thin slices of granny smith apples, Smoked Gouda and bacon on whole grain bread. Chipotle mayonnaise is great with a creamy Havarti, ham, and tomato on sour dough. Oh, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
I needed a quick meal for dinner after a day of chores and scoured my pantry and fridge to see what I had to work with.
With a little pesto spread on to a buttered slice of Country French bread I was off to a good start.
Creamy mozzarella, crunchy onion slices and ripe tomato sounded good too.
With a couple slices of turkey I knew I had a winner.
How can you say no to this?
I added some sliced apple on the side and called it finished.
I loved the crispy outside of the bread after grilling.
The only thing that would have made it better would be a bowl of homemade (real homemade) tomato soup. I have a great recipe for Roasted Tomato Soup that I love, and with tomatoes in season I should drag it out and make a pot.