Fall is soup season. I like soup just about anytime, but there is nothing quite as comforting on a chilly afternoon as a steamy bowl of soup and a little something to accompany it. Crackers are always a good choice. However, you can't go wrong with some bread or crostini either.
When I was seven we lived in Michigan above a hardware store. I would walk the four blocks each day to and from school. On chilly afternoons my grandmother would always have Popeye cued up for me on the television. I would watch while she started dinner. On many cooler nights the fall back was Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Grandma always used a canned soup and we loved it.
I still love Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese today although I make an updated version. Our soup is homemade in a French inspired, rustic way. It is delicious and warrants making enough to can for future use. Our grilled cheese is simple enough, though I use different cheese than I got as a kid. Nevertheless, the flavor and experience have the same effect... pure comfort.
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