Nov 29, 2009

Flu Food: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

The flu visited all of us at home last week!

I had absolutely no energy to cook and wished there was food on my table! This was our dinner - and this is rich flu food! It was so tasty and comforting - perfect for us at that time.

I've already blogged about tomato soup once. This is just another way to make it. This version adds a few more vegetables - so perfect to get that 5 servings of veggies in a day.

To begin with, chop 1 onion and saute until translucent. Then, add chopped carrots and chopped beetroot and cook for a few mins. The beets give a wonderful color to the soup at the end.

When the veggies are semi-done, add a can of stewed tomatoes. If you don't have the can of tomatoes, boil a few tomatoes in water, peel the skin off and then add here.

Let all of this now cook for some time. Add either veggie stock or water and cover and let it boil until completely done.


Cool the cooked liquid and then blend it into a smooth soup.


Pour the soup back into the pan and switch on the pan at low heat. Add salt to taste. Add freshly ground black pepper and let this cook on sim for about 5-10 mins.

Check out that perfect consistency.

While the soup is getting ready, let's get the grilled cheese sandwich ready.

For this, you could use any kind of bread you have. I used just plain white bread. You will need soft butter to apply on top of the bread. 

Apply butter completely on one side of the bread. This will be the top part of the sandwich.


Keep a slice of american cheese in between two slices. The buttered part will be the open part on top and not inside. This butter is what will give that beautiful golden color of the grilled cheese sandwich.


Put it buttered side down on a griddle and cook in low-medium heat. This will melt the cheese inside and at the same time will not burn the bread outside.


This is a grown up version of the grilled cheese sandwich. I used both american cheese and a little bit of mozzarella cheese. Top off with a few jalapeno slices.


Grill the same way as the other. This is a wonderful spicy take on the traditional sandwich.


This is the golden color I was talking about. This is when you should flip the sandwich to cook the other side.


Check out this baby!

Slice diagonally in two pieces.


There's the stack of ooey gooey goodness!


There's our warm comforting food. This is so warm and comforting that you have to try it to believe it! But you don't have to have the flu to try this. Please!


Someone at our house loved the soup as you can see!


Enjoy! Peace Out!


  1. ha ha..Nice recipe and nice pic..Specialy the last one..soup seems too yummy

  2. The tomato soup is refreshing and appetising and the cheese sandwich is inviting me to have a bite. you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  3. Eyecatching and gorgeous tomato soup, prefect for cold evening...cheesy sandwich looks fantastic with soup, am drooling over that bowl with sandwich..

  4. Hope you all have recovered from the flu.

    Your sandwich undoubtedly looks delicious. Will try your soup too this time.

  5. Cheese sandwich and tomato soup looks very yummy. Perfect for winter.

  6. SUPERAAA irukku. enakku flu varache nee pakkathula illiye? (senchu kudukka)

  7. Great looking soup... it was a favorite of mine growing up and I love the addition of jalapeno's in your sandwich :)

  8. Soup n sandwich look so comforting! My hubby is a big tomato soup lover. Bookmarked!


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