I begin this blog with my favorite soup! I'm not big on canned soups, but an old roommate introduced me to this and I'm forever grateful. As a Mad Men fan, I feel conscious of advertising in my blog, but I assure you, I have no attachments to Muir Glen. I haven't tried any of their other soups, does that negate it being my "favorite?" The flavor aside, its great because all you need to do is heat it up and you're good to go! Another great thing, the chunks of tomato.
It has been raining for days and a warm soup was just what I needed. I used another favorite of mine, Health Nut bread to make crostini. I prepared enough to share with my father, having already eaten, he gobbled up the crostini and passed on the soup. This took a total of 15 minutes to prepare (it might take less time if you shred the cheese rather than cut obsessively thin slices).
Pour and heat in a sauce pan. Be sure to constantly stir as it starts to boil to avoid burning.
Slice the bread to desired size and rub with olive oil. Layer the cheese and sprinkle with black pepper and sea salt.
I'm hungry! Make yourself, soup!
I was so proud of myself for recycling foil ..
Pride will get you, I had a semi-disaster getting this out of the oven. The flimsy foil (that was not on a tray) ripped and one slice belly flopped to the oven floor.
Mmmm hot soup for these absurdly cold days.
This meal was inspired by and is dedicated to my dear friend Sara.