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Nov 16, 2011

Brilliant Idea of the Day: Grilled Cheese Croutons for Tomato Soup!

As a child, my favorite kid-friendly food was grilled cheese and tomato soup. It was one of the few days I bought lunch at school, and it always hit the spot after a snowball fight, or when at home on a sick day. It was even the first meal I learned to cook, around age nine.

As an adult? My favorite kid-friendly food is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Kids today can keep their chicken fingers and mac and cheese triangles, I'll stick with this combo of classic flavors.The Kitchn posted this clever update: grilled cheese croutons. These little guys add a nice bit o' texture, and float on top of the surface, providing for a great combo of soaked and dry crouton that makes homemade tomato soup extra special. 

Sherri, who came up with this great idea, says,

When my kids couldn't fathom dipping their toasted grilled cheese sandwich into tomato soup and I had an inexplicable need to get them to enjoy one of my pleasures, I decided to break it all down into small bites. I'm big into soup-scaping as it can distract my young ones from the fact that they're eating pulverized vegetables. Calling the mini grilled cheese "croutons" would be an acceptable idea to them. And let's face it, the kids like anything mini.

Head to the Kitchn to learn more!

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