Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. Probably the most iconic of childhood lunches, with the possible exception of Chicken Noodle Soup and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. The sad thing is, I absolutely can’t stand regular grilled cheese sandwiches, and I strongly dislike tomato soup, unless it’s homemade. The bambino will scarf down grilled cheese like it’s his last meal, but we’ve recently learned that he really does not like tomato soup, unless it’s the creamy out-of-a-can variety. He won’t touch my homemade stuff, and he’s pretty picky about the canned stuff we’ve bought. He finally let it slip when I was in Ohio that he just does not like any chunks whatsoever in his tomato soup. So I was rather skeptical that he’d eat the sample of Annie’s Organic Creamy Tomato & Bunny Pasta Soup I received.
I bought the Cheddar Bunnies to go with–I figured if nothing else, I’d eat those, and I do like cheese crackers in my homemade tomato soup. I figured they’d be good in this one too.
I also decided to make grilled cheese, but because of how I feel about traditional grilled cheese, I made Grilled Cheese with Bacon.
The sandwich was good. I used Colby-Jack for the cheese, rather than American cheese, which I think is gross. I’ve never liked that stuff, even when I was a kid. But the sandwich was pretty good after being dunked into the soup.
I personally didn’t care for the soup itself, though. I will say this much–It tasted a LOT better than your standard canned variety. The wannabe-Whole-Foods-shopping-perfectly-clean-eating mother trapped inside of me likes the fact that the Annie’s soups are organic, so I feel less guilty about feeding them to the bambino. Who, incidentally, LOVED it:
In fact, he liked it so much, he took one tiny bite from his grilled cheese, polished off his soup, then asked if we could have the soup again for dinner that night! I told him no, since the packages only contain 2 servings, but that I would buy it again for him the next time I went grocery shopping. He’s even considering the possibility of taking it in his lunch once it gets a little colder out. I wouldn’t mind trying the other varieties myself…The chicken soups would be good for me!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a sample of the soup from Annie’s and Influenster. No other compensation was given, and I was not required to create a recipe or write a blog post in exchange for the soup. All opinions are those of myself and the Bambino.