I love rain. The sound of it slapping against the roof, the thunder booming in the distance – it’s relaxing, and it makes me want to eat. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is, as far as I’m concerned, a staple of the American diet. Growing up, it was one of my favorite rainy day lunches (along with peanut butter sandwiches and spaghettiOs – another post, another day). So, it’s become something of a comfort food for me.
A few years ago, I stumbled on a recipe for “Grilled Cheese Dippers and Spicy Tomato Soup.” It’s a refreshing change – and it makes me feel a little more adult. It’s messy, especially if you dip the sandwich in the soup – and that’s the whole point – but it’s okay to be messy on a rainy day. Continue reading