Just a Check In, Plus… Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Just a Check In, Plus… Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Hi there buddies! We meet once more, and yeah, life is absolutely giving us some exhausting instances.

Most of us are (I hope!) most likely performing some model of shelter-in-place as we try to experience out the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Most of us are most likely feeling the hourly alternating feelings of “I can do that” and “I don’t suppose I can do that.”

We’re engaged on some new issues for the weeks forward, and I’m anxious to get these issues into the world for you. However for now, I’m simply going to share what’s REAL with you.

At the moment, right here within the thick of social distancing and shelter in place orders and a scary information cycle, that is what’s actual:

  • I’m drained.
  • I’m unhappy.
  • I really feel like I’ve LESS time, no more.
  • I’m hopeful.
  • I’m inspired.
  • I’m nearly every day moved to tears by the amazingness of individuals.
  • I’m hungry.
  • I’m additionally not hungry.
  • Cooking seems like a variety of work proper now.
  • I’m lacking a variety of “key” groceries (hey, milk).
  • I’m consuming a variety of Fruity Pebbles (thanks, nut milk).
  • I’m lacking my family and friends.
  • I’m grateful, and I’m grieving.

The purpose of all that is simply to do a bizarre little test in to say, hey, nonetheless right here! Nonetheless feeling all the pieces after which some proper together with you, nonetheless juggling the balls of parenting and distant work and information administration and self-care, nonetheless eager about all of you, nonetheless consuming.

I imply, it’s not fancy, however we’re consuming. And essentially the most noteworthy, great, utterly successful factor proper now:

Tomato soup with grilled cheese.

Wait, you haven’t made tomato soup with grilled cheese but throughout quarantine? HOW DARE YOU.

Welcome to my life proper now – that is the recipe for minimal groceries, and even minimal-er power.

Sure, I used child carrots and don’t yell at me! No common carrots to be discovered, so child carrots have been summoned for his or her second of greatness.

Cream? None. Bacon? None.

Rather than the cream, cashews had been an important stand in to make the soup creamy, and the bacon was simply all-out skipped.

I’m not going to write down out a brand new recipe card right here as a result of my favourite, the unique HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP already exists and it’s precisely what I used this week (with my substitutions). Please make it. It’s so, so good.

My first chew of buttery, crispy, browned and melted grilled cheese dunked on this wealthy tomato soup felt like a pleasant, reassuring, calming hug.

Right here’s the way it got here collectively:

And right here’s how good my about-to-dunk-sandwich photograph turned out:


Associates, how are you doing? What’s your expertise on this? What are you feeling nowadays?

What are you cooking? What recipes are making life just a bit extra bearable? ♡

Pondering of you, hanging in there with you. Someday at a time! xo


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