Tomato Bisque and Fancy Grilled Cheese

September 25, 2013 in Cassie, kid friendly, Lunch, Main Dishes, Soup, Winter Eats

In the dead of winter, what’s better than tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches? It’s a staple in our house, that’s for sure.

I had been on a mission to find the perfect tomato bisque soup. I think I made about four different kinds before I came across this recipe and it was exactly what I was looking for.

Apparently the secret to a good, hearty tomato bisque is butternut squash.

I know. I was just as surprised as you.

This is one of those recipes where you really have to use the onion and the fresh garlic as opposed to onion flakes and garlic powder. You’ve been warned.

Please don’t let roasting a butternut squash keep you from trying this. It’s as simple as brushing your teeth.

The sandwich was an invention of my husband’s for my birthday a few years back. As I remember, that was one of the best birthdays I’ve ever celebrated.

It’s a very versatile sandwich as well, however, it needs a cheese with a presence. No mild anything for this one. Sharp, tangy, awesome. So don’t be afraid to play with the lunch meats or cheeses, but try to make sure it’s a good cheese. The first time I ever had it, we used extra sharp cheddar. Brilliance in a sandwich.