I consider soup to be an entire food group of its own, I don’t care if it is 90 degrees outside, I will still order soup. If you ever go out to eat with me, you will hear the question, “What is the soup du jour?” because I will most likely order it, no matter what it is. I am lucky to have a variety of places around my work where I can pick up a yummy soup for lunch, but my bill usually ends up way too high as I pick up impulse buys and with the calorie count at most places unknown, it makes eating cheap and healthy difficult.
I am not a big fan of soup from a can, I mostly use them for adding to a dish, but don’t usually consider them to be a stand alone dish on their own. I continued to hunt for a cheap and easy solution to my soup craving at lunch time, especially as the days get cooler and the leaves are falling.
Finally, I found an answer to my problem, introducing Campbell’s Soup at Hand, Creamy Tomato Parmesan Bisque. Just the putting the word bisque on the label forces me to try it out and this time, I was not disappointed. This tomato soup is perfectly creamy, with a touch of Parmesan, it reminds you of every time your Mom made you tomato soup and grilled cheese on a chilly day.
I love to heat it up in a bowl and then sprinkle in goat cheese crumbles to add a grown up feeling to this classic treat. Trader Joe’s is the best place to stock up on goat cheese a package of pre-crumbled goat cheese is only $2.99. I also add some croutons in some days to add a great crunch and sometimes add some hot sauce to kick up the flavor.
Each container has 220 calories and 7 grams of fat, so I like to eat 1/2 a container and pair it with a homemade salad or sandwich, that way I cut the fat and get two meals out of one can.
Now if only I could figure out how to make a grilled cheese in the stand up toaster, without all the cheese slipping out, I would have the best lunch every day.