I’m a sucker for soup and a sandwich during a cold, winter snowstorm. Not only is it fast, and easy to make for us; one of the most important factors on the weeknights, it’s always delicious. I like trying my hand at more complex dishes too, but sometimes, a lot can be said for the simplicity of a sandwich. Especially when paired with a warm tomato basil soup. Instead of reaching for a can of Campbells, I decided to try and make my own. It only takes an extra 10-15 minutes, and the rewards, and full belly are well worth it.
2 plum Tomatoes
1 large can diced/crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cans chicken broth
1 cup Basil leaves
Salt. Pepper. Pinch of oregano.
1/2 cup garlic and onion diced.
Mix everything in pot, cook for 45 minutes and simmer on low, stirring occasionally.
Separately, dice up the 2 tomatoes and soak in separate 1/4 cup of olive oil, salt and pepper. Pre-heat oven at 375 degrees and roast tomatoes for 25-30 minutes. Dice up further, then add to pot. Serve and soak up the flavor!
Meanwhile, butter two sides of your favorite type of bread (ours is french baguettes), and add to a buttered pan. Add your favorite cheeses, olive oil and basil to create a grilled sandwich that pairs perfectly with a tomato basil soup on a cold, winter night.
We like our sandwiches a little crispy on top.
This dinner was a hit at home, even getting the acclaimed comment that it’s the “best thing we’ve ever made”. What dinners at your home have gotten the most praise??