Almost Gourmet: Tomato Basil Soup and Fancy Grilled Cheese

Tomato Basil Soup
I bought this cup for my husband while he was in Afganistan and shipped it out to him, it reminds me of how he greets me everyday 🙂 I’m happy he was able to bring it home in one piece!

Last year I made this Tomato Basil Soup. It was really good, I was a little disappointed that I shared it with everyone, I wanted more for myself! Today I made the same soup (twice the size though!) and I had cooking in the slow cooker all day. All day the smell has been teasing me because it smells so good! I also added a little bit of Italian Herb Olive Oil that I recently bought in Sedona, because it too smelled so good that I couldn’t resist adding it.

I’m now making “Fancy Grilled Cheese”. It’s my usual grilled cheese with buttered edges but this time in the butter I added some garlic powder, Italian herbs and grated parmesan cheese. I am also broiling them in the oven instead of cooking them on the skillet. They just need to be flipped so that they are toasted on both sides.

Served with the tomato basil soup these are amazing! Or maybe it was just smelling them all day that has me a little too excited about them. 🙂 My son loved the grilled cheese the best, but he did eat a little of the soup with his grilled cheese dipped in it. My husband liked it dipped as well, he said it reminded him of mozzarella sticks and dipping sauce.

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