If you'd like to make some grilled sandies for a crowd you'll need
- Bread (I like sourdough)
- Cheddar cheese
- Bacon, fully cooked
- Lettuce, washed and dried
- Tomatoes, cut into slices
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut sandwiches into quarters and insert a toothpick into each piece for easy grabbing, dipping and munching.
And now for the
Tomato Soup for a Crowd
(Makes 20 mini servings)
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and diced
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground basil leaves
- Parmesan cheese, for garnish
Allow the soup to cool and then ladle it into individual serving cups, or into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with pride.
Helpful hints:This is pretty much just a doubled recipe. Halve it to have an easy family dinner. I like to eat the leftovers for lunches.
It also keeps really well in the fridge, so feel free to make it several days ahead of time, freeing up your day-of duties if you're hosting.
This recipe was inspired by these two recipes. One and two.
I was really excited when I stopped by Oh Happy Day! and saw that I wasn't the only one who thought grilled cheese and tomato soup was a good idea for a party. They classied up their sandwiches a bit more than I did... but still.. I felt cool.