Just a Check In, Plus… Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Hello associates! We meet once more, and yeah, life is admittedly giving us some exhausting instances.

Most of us are (I hope!) in all probability performing some model of shelter-in-place as we try to trip out the waves of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Most of us are in all probability feeling the hourly alternating feelings of “I can do this” and “I don’t think I can do this.”

We are engaged on some new issues for the weeks forward, and I’m anxious to get these issues into the world for you. But for now, I’m simply going to share what’s REAL with you.

Today, right here within the thick of social distancing and shelter in place orders and a scary information cycle, that is what’s actual:

  • I’m drained.
  • I’m unhappy.
  • I really feel like I’ve LESS time, no more.
  • I’m hopeful.
  • I’m inspired.
  • I’m virtually day by day moved to tears by the amazingness of individuals.
  • I’m hungry.
  • I’m additionally not hungry.
  • Cooking looks like a lot of labor proper now.
  • I’m lacking a lot of “key” groceries (good day, milk).
  • I’m consuming a lot of Fruity Pebbles (thanks, nut milk).
  • I’m lacking my associates and household.
  • I’m grateful, and I’m grieving.

The level of all that is simply to do a bizarre little test in to say, hey, nonetheless right here! Still feeling every thing and then some proper together with you, nonetheless juggling the balls of parenting and distant work and information administration and self-care, nonetheless occupied with all of you, nonetheless consuming.

I imply, it’s not fancy, however we’re consuming. And essentially the most noteworthy, great, utterly profitable factor proper now:

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Tomato soup with grilled cheese.

Wait, you haven’t made tomato soup with grilled cheese but throughout quarantine? HOW DARE YOU.

Welcome to my life proper now – that is the recipe for minimal groceries, and even minimal-er vitality.

Yes, I used child carrots and don’t yell at me! No common carrots to be discovered, so child carrots have been summoned for his or her second of greatness.

Cream? None. Bacon? None.

In place of the cream, cashews had been a nice stand in to make the soup creamy, and the bacon was simply all-out skipped.

I’m not going to write down out a new recipe card right here as a result of my favourite, the unique HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP already exists and it’s precisely what I used this week (with my substitutions). Please make it. It’s so, so good.

My first chew of buttery, crispy, browned and melted grilled cheese dunked on this wealthy tomato soup felt like a good, reassuring, calming hug.

Here’s the way it got here collectively:

And right here’s how good my about-to-dunk-sandwich picture turned out:


Friends, how are you doing? What is your expertise on this? What are you feeling as of late?

What are you cooking? What recipes are making life simply a little extra bearable? ♡

Thinking of you, hanging in there with you. One day at a time! xo

Guest publish by Lindsay

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