Old picture of the Kid in the snow back in the 'Burgh
...here is my grown up version of that lunch, made with three types of cheese and a more sophisticated version of tomato soup.
Grown-Up Tomato Basil Rice Soup
1 jar of tomato basil spaghetti sauce (I like Barilla)
1 can of chicken stock
1 tablespoon dried basil, chopped
1 cup of rice
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients except for salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until rice is cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
2 slices of whole grain bread
1 tablespoon of butter, softened
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 slice of Muenster cheese
1 slice of Monterey Jack cheese
1 slice of sharp cheddar cheese
Place slices of cheese between the bread. Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet until the butter is melted and sizzling. Saute the sandwich on both sides until cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown on both sides, about 1-2 minutes on each side.
Serve with hot cocoa and you've got a filling meal to keep you warm all afternoon!