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sass up canned soup

Posted: September 16th, 2009 | Author: leah | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

thanks again to everyone who answered my call for help to jazz up an everyday can of soup and grilled cheese. i had a few things in the fridge but didn’t know where to start. your ideas were a big help!

i too love mayo, briana, so for the sandwich, i took jennegui’s suggestion and used fresh basil to made a basil mayo and combined mozzarella and cheddar cheese. buttered the bread and pan fried. alas, no bacon. THIS time.

for the soup, i started with a regular can of campbells tomato and made it with 1 percent milk. while it heated i sauteed about 2 tablespoons of white onion, one clove of garlic diced in a dab of butter. many of you said go for the tomatoes so in the microwave i heated the cup of roasted cherry tomatoes i had stashed in the fridge. in to the blender went the heated tomatoes, sauteed onion and garlic and about a tablespoon of olive oil. i added about one cup (half) of the heated soup to the blender. then i stirred that mixture in to the rest of the soup. DELISH! the flavors were much more sophisticated than the normal can. you could definitely make out the roasted cherry tomatoes and the onion/garlic added another nice layer. It also thickened up which i enjoyed a lot.

in my head i wanted to give it like a french onion treatment so i added a toast crouton, sprinkled it with parmesan cheese and put it under the broiler. fearing the integrity of my target mug, i didn’t leave it long enough to brown. but the crispy parm stirred in to the soup (shout out alyssa!) and made for surprising cheesy bites.

chubbins was still hungry after that feast so i made half a grilled cheddar cheese taking death_by_sharpie’s suggestion and put parm on the outside of the bread. i kind of mashed it in to the butter then pan fried and yes, it did have a great nutty flavor! this one would be great with rachel’s tomato addition.

more kitchen dilemma soon, i’m sure :)

2 Comments on “sass up canned soup”

  1. 1 Donna Laughlin said at 9:02 am on September 16th, 2009:

    I jazz up canned soup alot! If I have a plain old can of chick noodle, I had garlic, onion, tomatoes and spicy V8. Super delicious.

  2. 2 death_by_sharpie said at 10:00 am on September 16th, 2009:

    Glad you liked the parm. :)

    I’m going to have to try putting mayo on mine the next time I do grilled cheese. That seems like it would be pretty fantastic.

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