When I think of the ultimate comfort meal that always reminds me of childhood, it's grilled cheese and tomato soup. I LOVE it! I like to dunk my sandwich in my soup and I really like to have my soup served in a mug.
With the snowy, cold days this week, we've had grilled cheese and tomato soup twice. I made the soup Tuesday for lunch and we had enough for lunch again yesterday. The boys passed on having the soup for the second time, which was fine (on a side note, Calvin has informed that he would like to have peanut butter and jelly for every meal, now). The warm, cheesy sandwich was perfect with the slightly spicy tomato basil soup. I think I could eat it again today. :)
These days, I often like to make grown-up grilled cheese with a variety of toppings. Over on The Cooks Next Door, I'm planning a post in a couple of weeks with a number of variations on the basic grilled cheese.
Comfort food has a way of bringing us back to childhood and of making us feel young again. Ah, grilled cheese and tomato soup, how I enjoy thee! What's your favorite comfort meal or food? Do you associate a memory with it?