It’s time to talk about Walmart’s Meal Solutions again! I do think it’s a great idea that Walmart is highlighting (and grouping together in store) the ingredients for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
The meal solution a few weeks ago was Sloppy Joe’s. I gave you my own favorite Simple Sloppy Joe that week as well! This week we are on to the go to solution for busy families everywhere-Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Meal Solution
Campbell’s Tomato Soup (family size) 26oz $1.48
Kraft Velveeta 2lb $4.49
NO Honey Wheat Bread 20oz $2.36
Great Value Saltines 16oz $1.38
Pillsbury Fudgy Brownie Mix $1.37
Things you need to add: milk/water, eggs & oil
This is a fairly light meal, so I’d bulk it up nutritionally and filling wise by adding a vegetable of some sort-probably a salad in season or else some mixed frozen veggies. I also like to use milk rather than water to make my tomato soup when I’m feeding the kids-they can always use the additional protien & calories. (I’ve got very active kids)
But how can we dress up those basics? Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup are staples-comfort food-but they aren’t very exciting.
The ability to take basic fare and make is special is a great frugal skill that will keep your family eating at home instead of begging to go out. There are plenty of add in’s and tricks to really pump up the flair without costing much at all. Here are my top 5 ways to dress each of them up.
1. Add a slice of Tomato. Mmmm.
2. Make it a Grilled Ham & Cheese.
3. Use homemade herbed butter instead of regular butter on the bread for an extra shot of flavor.
4. Dress up your cheese-use a different kind, add a sprinkle of shredded cheddar or parmesean.
5. Make it a Grilled Pizza Sandwich with a couple of pepperoni and a thin layer of spaghetti sauce (or even ketchup in a pinch)
1. Add a can of drained Rotel style tomatoes for grownup punch & pizzaz.
2. Go “Tomato Soup Bar” style and put little bowls with various toppers in the center of the table-shredded cheese, goldfish, sour cream, bacon bits etc.
3. Spice it up with a sprinkle of Italian seasoning and some extra garlic.
4. Make it a fuller meal by tossing in leftover cooked & chopped beef or chicken from a previous meal.
5. Add a whallop of flavor with a sprinkling of cooking sherry & some sauteed onions.
So. . . what are your favorite ideas for dressing up Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup?
Read about my participation in this program at: What Are Walmart Meal Solutions?
Disclosure: This post is part of a series of Meal Solutions with Walmart that some of my fellow Walmart Moms (Heather of Domestic Diva, Denise of Wholesome Mommy, and Lori at My Wooden Spoon) and I are participating in. Walmart has provided me with compensation for these posts. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.