Sick as a dog today and barely managing. But managing, nonetheless. Wanted to pop in and say hi with a cheater recipe.
If you know me at all you know that I am totally into cheating, or at least doing things the easy way if possible. Over the years I've found some ways to check the "made dinner for family" box without having to actually cook too much. I happen to love tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, but I always feel like the soup is missing something (hard to imagine that plopping a can of condensed soup into a warm pot isn't "homemade enough," isn't it?).
So here's what you do:
using a little olive oil, saute a couple of tablespoons of onion.
add the soup and MILK (don't use water, ick).
add minced baby carrots to taste (about 4 or 5). The trick here is to add a little flavor and chunk without cluttering the soup too much.
Simmer on low to allow the carrots to cook, careful to stir so milk doesn't burn.
Top with parmesan cheese and basil.
Add a stack of golden-delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and enjoy! James, who is notoriously difficult to please, even enjoys this comfort meal.