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Cold Night, Hot Meal

by Meghann on January 15, 2009

When the weather gets cold outside all I want is a nice HOT meal to keep me warm. Tonight I was all about a hot sandwich and a nice big bowl of soup. The meal warmed me to the core, which is good because tonight’s lows are in the low 30s.. brrr…


The soup was this great can of Amy’s Low Sodium Chunky Tomato Bisque.


I picked this can up on sale at Whole Foods this Saturday (2 for $4.00.. woo hoo!) and really wanted to give it a try. The soup was nice and chunky but just a tad sweet for my taste.


The soup was perfect for dipping the great sandwich I made to go along side it.

The George Foreman did a great job of grilling my fancy Grilled Cheese.


I can never just have a plain grilled cheese so of course I had to kick it up a notch. Between the two slices of Whole Wheat bread I had Reduced Fat Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese, Sweet Potato and Spinach. It was great!


This dinner was the perfect cold weather meal. It was wonderfully flavorful and took the chill out of the air.

With a great dinner I also had a great dessert. I had 1/3 of this fabulous Dark Chocolate Bar.


You can never really go wrong with chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚


TIme to unwind in front of the tv, I’m a big nerd who DVRs Lifetime movies and I’m watching a cute one now called “7 Things to Do Before I’m 30” Who doesn’t love a good soppy Lifetime movie?

Good night everyone! Be sure to bundle up, its cold outside!

1 Sammie January 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Love the sandwich – who doesn’t enjoy the comfort of melted cheese, mmmmm. Have a great night Meghann – stay warm.

2 Michaela January 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I never thought to use my George for a grilled cheese. Great idea! I wish it was in the 30’s is currently -9.5 degrees.

3 angiismyname January 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm

i <3 lifetime movies. And soup and a hot sandwich is perfect for cold nights, brrrrrrrrrrr

4 Meg January 15, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Stay warm, Lifetime movies are the absolute best!

5 Sarah W. January 15, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I lovveeeeeeeeeeee Lifetime movies!!! I watched it ALL.THE.TIME. in college on Sundays while studying and writing notes! My friends used to make fun of me . hehe.

6 Erin January 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm

That sandwich looks delicious. Even though I just had dinner, now I want a grilled cheese!

7 sweetandnatural January 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Tomato soup + grilled cheese is the best! I would looooooove some warm soup right now. I’m at a workshop for work and the room is frigid!

8 Amy January 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I can’t believe how cold it is in Florida! But at least you had a perfectly toasty dinner & rich dessert for warmth ๐Ÿ™‚

Love the addition of the sweet potato. Yum!

9 Melissa S. January 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm

yes, very cold down here too in the glades. ๐Ÿ˜€ love the soup and sammie…and the chocolate of course!

gotta love lifetime sappy movies!

10 ttfn300 January 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm

that sammy looks incredible!!! and i’d rather be in FL now… i’d be in shorts!

11 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 15, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Grilled cheese with sweet potato – that is freaking brilliant Meghann. Ahhh, tomato soup and grilled cheese – that takes me back to my youth. What a great meal for a cold night!

12 Shelby January 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm

That sandwich sounds absolutely delightful! I will totally write down that combo so I can try it. Yum!

13 Matt January 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

i know what i’m having for lunch tomorrow!

14 Laura January 15, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Wow! That is cold for Florida! I’m going out on a limb and applying for a job down in Tampa. Sometimes I feel like I want to be somewhere with a beach nearby. ๐Ÿ™‚

You sandwich looks really good! I would have never thought to put sweet potato on a sandwich.

15 Sara January 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Sweet potato in grilled cheese? Sounds awesome! And looks good too. ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Hangry Pants January 15, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Your sandwich looks great! I love the addition of the sweet potato. ๐Ÿ˜€

17 Rose January 15, 2009 at 10:11 pm

This looks like my kind of meal – especially for how cold it is outside!

18 whitneyinchicago January 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm

It is currently -12 where I am. What I would do for low 30s! I would go for a long run ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Emily January 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm

dinner looks good. I always use the George Foreman for my sandwiches, it works great!

20 Quinn January 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Lifetime movies AND warm cozy food = great night in. I have some personal Lifetime faves – 15 & Pregnant and A Secret Between Friends (aka: Lexi Anorexi). I can’t believe it’s that cold in FL!!!

21 inmytummy January 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm

I’m a sucker for those Lifetime movies too. They have been previewing one that stars Sigourney Weaver that looks good.

22 Missy (MISSY MAINTAINS) January 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Looks like a perfect dinner for this weather!! I love the addition of sweet potato to your grilled cheese!!

23 Nicole January 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm

What a perfectly comforting meal!

24 biz319 January 15, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I LOVE sappy Lifetime movies! It’s a guilty pleasure!

Great sammie – not sure about the addition of sweet potato though!

25 Rachel January 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I have a can of that soup in my cabinet right now! I haven’t felt very inspired to eat it yet, but I know it’ll (obviously) be great with grilled cheese… hmm… I’ve already had dinner but that sounds good right NOW! ha.

Hope you enjoyed your movie!

26 Mica January 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm

That is a fantastic-looking grilled cheese sandwich. Yum yum yum! I hope you’re coping with the cold!

27 eatingbender January 15, 2009 at 11:42 pm

I love that soup from Amy’s!! If you’re looking for a way to lessen the sweetness, I have tried adding spinach and sun dried tomatoes in the past and it tasted awesome.

I need to make grilled cheese again! It’s been ages!

28 Marissa January 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I had tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner too ๐Ÿ™‚

29 Marianne January 16, 2009 at 12:52 am

Grilled cheese + tomoato soup = awesome! The Foreman is great for making grilled cheese fast ๐Ÿ˜€

30 sarahannmatheny January 16, 2009 at 1:32 am

I really like that soup too, but agree, it is a little sweet. I just added some veggie broth to mellow it out.

Ultimate comfort food combo, tomato soup and grilled cheese! Nice job!

31 Beadie January 16, 2009 at 8:41 am

That is one of my favorite soups!

I am so adding sweet potato to a sandwich!

32 VeggieGirl January 16, 2009 at 8:41 am

Comforting meal!!

33 Elina January 16, 2009 at 9:04 am

It’s funny how your definition of cold is our “warm days” lately. Yesterday was like 10 degrees in Boston. Crazy!
Your fancy grilled cheese looks delicious and that chocolate looks like the perfect way to end a meal. Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

34 Brandi January 16, 2009 at 9:39 am

That sandwich looks SO good! I still haven’t tried sweet potato on a sandwich yet, but I need to do it soon.

Tomato soup + grilled cheese = always great

That chocolate bar looks good! I’ll have to look for that kind.

35 redheadyellowdog January 16, 2009 at 10:10 am

I’m totally with you on the soup front…the second I heard a cold front was coming through last night I knew that pea soup was on the menu.

36 Natalie January 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

chunky tomato bisque is by far the BEST flavor of amy’s soups.. good choice! they have a low sodium version which tastes just as great.. you don’t even notice the difference.

low 30s? LOL I wish for that right about now.. its 10 degrees outside. 10!!!! Everyone is walking around looking like marshmellow people because we have on so much clothing

37 lauren January 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I really need to try that sandwich combo – your picture makes me HAVE to HAVE it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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