11.13.2008

Comfort food for dreary days

It has been a dreary week.

Cold and wet and windy and sunless, I've really hated the weather this week. It's amazing, though, how warm familiar food can make me warm inside and make me forget about the grayness outside.

And what's more familiar and comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich and bowl of tomato soup?


Really, when my husband got home tonight, he just grinned and thanked me for making his "favorite meal".
I countered, "I thought biscuits and gravy was your favorite meal?"
"It is, too."
Sigh. Next time we need a warm comfort food, I know what to make!

Well, tonight I made grilled cheese & tomato soup. I grew up with grilled cheese using 2 slices of Kraft Singles on each sandwich. Josh grew up with sliced Velveeta. I don't think Velveeta ever entered my home as a child, but since being married and trying it "his way", I'm sold. I mean, both Velveeta and Kraft sliced cheese make a good, melty, warm, cheesy comfort food for gray days, but the Velveeta wins out.

And, this just in! Kraft cheese (they make your typical sliced cheese as well as Velveeta) are now growth hormone free, so I can feel even better about using them in my sandwiches. Because, I mean, I've tried using sliced cheddar in my grilled cheese & it's just not the same. Homemade grilled cheese demands American cheese.

GIVEAWAY!
Want to make your own grilled cheese sandwiches for your family? I'm giving away THREE coupons for a free pack of Kraft or Velveeta Singles (newly growth-hormone free!). Leave a comment here with your favorite fall/winter comfort food and you'll be entered to win.
Do leave an email address or blog address that contains contact information so I can let you know if you win.

Good luck! This post will be at the top of the blog until next Friday, November 21st, when I will announce the winners!

42 comments:

debbielynne said...

My favorite comfort food is potato soup. (with grilled cheese too!) Thanks for the great giveaway. Who wouldn't love some cheese?

Mary in MN said...

My favorite food is probably chicken and dumpling soup :).

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

Ooh! Ooh! I want to be counted in the giveaway. :-)

I think I'm going to have grilled cheese and tomato soup tonight. That sounds really good!

(And before you comment on the fact that I'm just now eating dinner and you're probably already in bed, I have to explain that I just got home from choir. :-))

one frugal lady said...

I would say grilled cheese is a major staple in my house. We add slices of tomatoes inside! Yum....
I am gonna have to make me one tomorrow now after seeing that picture!

cooking like a frugalite said...

Oh yum!!! Now i must o make a grilled cheese sandwich. :) ~ Jennifer

Matt B said...

Our whole famiy loves Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup but Heather and I are partial to using some authentic Gibbsville Wisconsin Colby in the sandwich. It is wonderful. Of course the kids get the 2 slice Kraft American sandwich you described. Maybe they'll grow to like "our way" someday.

Sheila said...

When I'm cold, hot cocoa always sounds good.

Anonymous said...

we just had grilled cheese w/ american & tomato soup, too, this week. i was raised w/ velveeta, but dh was raised w/ american. :-) a crockpot recipe for turkey pasta soup is a yummy comfort food for us....smells delicious as it cooks, too! :-)

~eunice
rsmile2u (at) dejazzd (dot) com

Libby said...

My favorite comfort food is biscuits and gravy. Yummy, not so good for the tummy!

Daina said...

My favorite food ever was my grandmother's vegetable soup in its deep red broth. Sadly, she is ninty six now and no longer up to making it. :~( I try to make up for it by making my own soups -- perhaps they will be as good someday!

I'm at aniadlv at hotmail dot com.

Kim Stewart said...

My favorite comfort food is probably macaroni and cheese!
Chicken and dumplings is a very close second! Yummy!!
Kim
mytupkim2003 at yahoo dot com

Brandy said...

My favorite is homemade veggie soup. I love it, but chili would be a close second.
joyfulnoise4him@yahoo.com

Terri said...

Chicken and noodles w/homemade mashed potatoes tops my family's comfort food list!

Terri
tat62@comcast.net

Kristen said...

Hot apple cider.

...Though I'm not sure where I'll but the cheese :)

EmilyV said...

Homemade soup in bread bowls. Yumm!

Jinxy and Me said...

My favorite is chili with grated cheese on top. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue D said...

My husband's favorite is tomato soup and grilled cheese but I think mine is macaroni and cheese.

slrdowney at hotmail dot com

beth@thenaturalmommy said...

Is your table slanty? it appears your bowl of soup's tipping a bit. :-)

My comfort food is Gummy Savers. :-P

(Is this contest even open anymore?)

Scribbit said...

You should list this at the new message board that I just put up--

Summer said...

My favorite fall food is Pumpkin Pie!

Jenna said...

My favorite Winter comfort food is Chicken Noodle Soup. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that these are now available free of growth hormones. The sandwiches that I make for my husband to take to work vary as far as leftover meat or cold cuts, but he always wants each of them to include a cheese slice, so I'm a regular user of the singles.

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway contest! - readingcoach AT yahoo DOT com

Steph said...

My favorite is my mom's chicken pot pie. Yum...I get hungry just thinking about it.

Steph
ms0812@zoominternet.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite winter comfort food is a pot of beans.


restinginus@hotmail.com

Julie said...

My favorite comfort food in the winter is taco soup.

Alexis said...

Grilled Cheese reminds me of cold days with tomato soup. How yummy my favorite comfort food and my boys too! Yummy!! TY, Alexis :)

Elissa said...

I would have to say chili and cornbread!

The Lady Riposter said...

That's a tough one...I think chocolate is my favorite comfort food in general, but when it gets chilly out I start to have cravings for macaroni and cheese.

Barbara said...

I love soup any soup they are all good.
barbara_powella@yahoo.com

Lydia said...

My favorite comfort food? Well, it's a meal we had often growing up... I'd have to say it is homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. And yes, the only way I make grilled cheese is with Velveeta...it's how my mom always did too. Nothing beats it.
onlyatech@yahoo.com

thordora said...

This thing I make-chicken, potatoes and onions simmered in cream of mushroom or chicken soup, with egg noodles thrown in at the end.

Little garlic salt, pepper....mmmmm.

Damn, now I'm hungry!

Karen White said...

I have to say the Grilled cheese with Velveeta and tomato soup is my favorite winter time comfort food! thanks for the great giveaway.

Robyn said...

My favorite comfort food is a nice roast, potatoes & gravy dinner. Heart attack meals are always comforting, right?
My sons LOVE Kraft singles!
rcroix@sbcglobal.net

Lorie said...

I think Chili is my favorite! But Tomatoo Soup and Grilled Cheese get a very close second!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite comfort foods would have to be pizza and macaroni and cheese!! :-)

Brittany said...

I think my favorite comfort food in the winter is more of a dessert. I really like hot chocolate with a peppermint stick in it.

Marie said...

My favorite comfort food is baked chicken served with home made macaroni and cheese and cornbread. Yummy!
mccataquet@comcast.net

Nifty2BThrifty said...

My favorite comfort food is chicken and dumplings...if I had to pick just one.

Nifty2BThrifty@aol.com

Jinxy and Me said...

You already took my answer (tomato soup with grilled cheese!), but I also love mac & cheese or else chili. Thanks for the giveaway!

red said...

Hi,
I have two faves...
lunch. Good ole chicken noodle soup and grill cheese sandwich. Dinner is Tater tot hotdish.
Great in the Minnesota snowland.

Ann said...

I would have to say that my husband and I could live without grilled cheese and tomato soup. Even though I am kitchen challenged I am sure to make a mean grilled cheese every time.

Rob and Mar said...

Hubs would take grilled cheese any time, any day...me, I would choose oatmeal as mine...no matter how much cheese I buy, it's never enough! awesome, timely giveaway as we're out AGAIN!! LOL!

Followers