One good thing about this lingering winter weather is that it gives me another week or two to pack in some winter eating.
And if you're feeling a need to be babied, a lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup is some damn fine nursery food.
I've never been happy with the texture of my tomato soups. But yesterday I got a silken wonder: The tomato sauce was mixed with plucky chicken stock, maybe more than usual. Less thick and tomatoey, but there was something nice about the liquidness. OK, season any way you like (I used microscopic flicks of dried spices — powdered garlic, ground cumin and smoked hot paprika — don't go overboard; it's nursery food), and then finish with a glug or two of heavy cream.
Serve with warm lacy sandwiches, oozing mild cheddar.
After lunch, we felt like we needed graham crackers and a nap on the floor.