With the construction going on with my bathroom and boxes all over the house, I have been in need of some major comfort food. My mom has oh so lovingly pointed out that I’m not the one doing the physical labor, so why all the stress? When you’re putting so much money into something and then you’re stuck with it for decades, it generates stress. For me, at least. I have a tough time making styling and decorating sort of decisions, and I spent probably two months staring at tile before making a decision.
All of this stress means one thing: comfort food. For me, comfort always comes in the form of a grilled cheese. I don’t always have tomato soup with my grilled cheese, but when I have a craving for it, it’s mandatory. No exceptions. This wasn’t an issue when I was regularly buying tomato soup, but canned soup isn’t something I like to keep around anymore. I, however, have no qualms about buying diced tomatoes in bulk. So when a craving for tomato soup strikes, canned tomatoes are what I reach for.
Apparently the stress of everything has also kept me away from the grocery store. My mom also kindly pointed out that all I had in my fridge was mushrooms (5 containers of mushrooms, to be exact) when she was scavenging for lunch while tearing out my bathroom. You can see in the pictures, that we used pita bread for our grilled cheese. While this was out of necessity today, I’ve made grilled cheese like this since I was a teenager. The pita gets soooo crispy on the outside, almost pita chip-esque and it’s delicious. Not important for making the soup but a good life decision if you’re looking for something to drunk in your soup.