Grilled Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons (+ Panini Press Giveaway from Sargento!)

by on September 6, 2011

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We’ve got teeny tiny grilled cheese sandwiches floating in our soup today! And a Panini Press giveaway sponsored by Sargento!

I was first captivated by the idea of grilled cheese croutons on Pinterest and could not wait to make some of my own. Grilled cheese and tomato soup was my all-time favorite “special” lunch growing up (and probably still is today). It was a back-to-school lunch that I didn’t actually eat at school, as it was a challenge to keep a sandwich warm during the school day and forget about trying to wrangle a hot soup in a Thermos. It was a special treat for the weekends.

Now that my own kids are starting school this week (well, preschool, but they’re excited) I’m looking forward to continuing the grilled cheese and tomato soup weekend tradition. For my Grilled Tomato Soup, I first grilled the tomatoes and onions on the panini press to help bring out their sweetness. I’ve made this soup a number of times now – including for a group of San Diego food bloggers – and everyone has loved it. I made my Grilled Cheese Croutons with Sargento Colby-Jack cheese on sourdough bread with some fresh herb butter on the outside to make them extra-crisp and savory.

Read on for my Grilled Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons recipe and a chance to win a Breville Panini Press (like the one I use!), sponsored by Sargento.

Grilled Cheese Croutons

I just think these grilled cheese croutons are so cute. Obviously, they’re nothing more than a grilled cheese sandwich that’s been cut into small squares. Even though I grew up loving the yellow American slices, today I’m much more of a “natural cheese” kind of girl so the Sargento slices fit the bill. We all love to eat grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup…why not put them in the soup? My little kids thought these squares were pretty fun.

Grilled Tomato Soup

Everyone has their preferences when it comes to tomato soup. For me, it’s all about bright, fresh flavors – but I keep basil and oregano out of the mix to keep it from tasting like marinara. Instead, I go for red bell peppers, fresh parsley and thyme and a tiny bit of red pepper flakes for that lingering heat that makes you want another spoonful. Some people like to strain their soup so it’s perfectly smooth, but I like to keep the purée rustic and a little bit chunky.

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Find the Breville Panini Press at Williams-SonomaWin a Breville Panini Press! [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]

Thanks to the folks at Sargento, we’ve got a fabulous panini press giveaway today. This Breville Panini Press ($119.95 value) is similar to the one I’ve been using since I started this blog nearly 4 years ago. In addition, Sargento will also send the winner coupons to sample their cheese.

Here are five ways to enter, you can do any or all of them (please leave separate comments for each entry):

The giveaway will close on Monday, September 12, 2011 at noon PDT. [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED] I will use random.org to select one winner to receive the Breville Panini Press and Sargento coupons and announce the winner in this post. Due to shipping costs, the prize can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

**UPDATE 9/14/11: Congratulations to our winner – #190, Mrs. Mordecai!

Grilled Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

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1 Christa @ Little BGCG September 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was a ham and grilled cheese sandwich! Atill is one of my favorites!
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2 Christa @ Little BGCG September 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm

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4 sara September 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was pb&j made by my mom, and those oatmeal pies with cream filling for dessert.
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5 Christa @ Little BGCG September 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm

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9 Shreela September 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I’d complain about a plain cheese sandwich unless there were dill pickle slices on it and Crunchy Cheetos on the side – that combo just did things to my taste buds back then haha

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10 Shreela September 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I follow with Google Reader with the same username in your comment box.

PS: Never thought of using grilled cheese as croutons, but YUM!
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11 Marla September 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Oh Kathy does this soup & croutons get me so excited for fall or what!

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12 Robin September 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

I always had pb and fluff sandwiches

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16 Jennifer September 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

I follow you on google reader, and I love seeing the different paninis you create :) My favorite lunch as a kid was tuna sandwiches, mostly because my mom would cut up little pieces of sweet pickle to put in them, and put extra tuna in a container, so i could indulge even further beyond my sandwich!

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17 Debbra Carrick September 7, 2011 at 12:43 am

My favorite childhood lunch was also grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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20 Jennifer (Savor) September 7, 2011 at 3:01 am

my favorite childhood meal was my moms homemade spaghetti and cheese!

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21 Sheri September 7, 2011 at 3:01 am

Hmm, favorite lunch? Would probably have to be Kraft Mac and Cheese, although I did get a lot of odd panini-like sandwiches = fried spam, sliced and sautéed hot dogs; fried bologna.

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22 Sheri September 7, 2011 at 3:02 am

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25 Jeanette September 7, 2011 at 3:28 am

I don’t have a panini press but I know my kids would love these little grilled cheese croutons. When I was growing up, we would have Campbell’s tomato soup, but now I make my own tomato soup – yours sounds really good!
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27 Mallory September 7, 2011 at 4:16 am

my grandmother always used to make us these delicious mini pizzas when we’d go to her house with our cousins. i’ll always have fond memories of eating them in the forts we’d make.

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28 Mallory September 7, 2011 at 4:16 am

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29 amy September 7, 2011 at 4:24 am

I was fond of good ole-fashioned lunchbox PB&Js…to the point that I still prefer mine squished (as they often were by the time I opened my lunchbox!)

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30 amy September 7, 2011 at 4:26 am

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31 amy September 7, 2011 at 4:27 am

I liked on Facebook…and did I read correctly that it is your birthday? If so, hope you have a very happy one! :)

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32 Julia September 7, 2011 at 4:33 am

Ha, I remember you saying something on pinterest about how much you loved the grilled cheese croutons, loooove that you made them :) It is a pretty stinken amazing idea! My favorite childhood lunch was simple spaghetti with butter and parmesan. That’s it.
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33 amy September 7, 2011 at 4:34 am

….and I’ve added the feed. Don’t have a panini press to try the recipes out on yet, but if I don’t win it just means go buy one as originally planned…and then to try out the recipes!

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36 Tom S. September 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

My Mom made grilled PB&J…I still crave them but never make them for some reason.

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37 Tom S. September 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

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38 Tom S. September 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

…and I get your feed on Google Reader. Awesome site, I hope I win.

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39 Jessica September 7, 2011 at 5:48 am

My favorite was grilled cheese..still is :)

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40 Lisa September 7, 2011 at 6:02 am

My favorite childhood meal was macaroni and cheese!!

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41 Sarah S September 7, 2011 at 6:19 am

My favorite childhood lunch was a turkey sandwich with apple slices.
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42 Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef September 7, 2011 at 6:20 am

Happy Birthday yesterday!! Great contest!! I love this kind of soup, so cozy and fall-like. {do not count this as an entry, I already have a panini press :) }

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46 Lisa September 7, 2011 at 6:43 am

I follow @paninikathy on Twitter. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!!

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47 erin September 7, 2011 at 7:01 am

peanut butter, hold the jelly. extra crust, it will make my hair curly after all! yum. yum.

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48 Laura P September 7, 2011 at 7:02 am

Definitely fish sticks! which I thin are gross now!!

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49 Cheryl September 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

My favorite childhood lunch was Peanut Butter & Fluffernutter sandwiches. Yum! I admit, I still enjoy these every once in a while.

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54 Heidi September 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

My favorite childhood lunch was ham sandwiches. I always got sick of PBJ. Now that I’m an adult, I miss PBJ and have them for lunch or dinner sometimes :)

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55 Sara Kalbhenn September 7, 2011 at 7:36 am

My favorite childhood food was corndogs! Every time we went to WinDixie (a grocery store) my mom would get us a corndog from the deli section! It was such a special treat to us. To this day I still love them!
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56 Alexandra S. September 7, 2011 at 7:53 am

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59 Nelly Rodriguez September 7, 2011 at 8:01 am

Favorite Childhood Eats? Spaghetti! I have a classic picture of a bowl of it on my head!
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63 Donna September 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

I was lucky enough to come home for lunch when I was in elementary school. My Mom always made homemade bread and I didn’t know how lucky I was for a long time. My favorite lunch was hot bread and butter if she had just made bread that morning, otherwise I had Peanut Butter sandwiches, still a favorite.

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64 Sarah @ pão e queijo September 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

OOh this soup looks divine! My favorite lunch as a child was anything with peanut butter. PB sandwiches (NO jelly), stuffed with bananas and/ or pretzels on white. I was a bit of a picky eater.
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71 Cookin' Canuck September 7, 2011 at 8:10 am

Oh my goodness – those croutons are fantastic! I adore tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, too and this is such a fun way to combine them.
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72 Annette | Bucket List Journey September 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

Now that looks like the ultimate in comfort food! Whe I was growing up my mom would make me pasta & peas, it was so simple yet delicious. Sometimes she still makes it for me and it’s a special treat.
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73 Kristen September 7, 2011 at 8:22 am

My neighbor made the best PB&J Sandwiches which was one childhood lunch I loved. I also loved our schools Poor Boy Sandiwches. So yummy!
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74 Kristen September 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

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75 Kristen September 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

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76 Terra Agueda September 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

My favorite lunch was a hot pastrami sandwich with a big pickle on the side! There was a local deli in our town and they would build your sandwich for you– fresh pastrami from their meat market, with jack cheese and mustard, all heated up!

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77 Terra Agueda September 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

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78 Eileen C. September 7, 2011 at 8:37 am

Hi Kathy! My favorite childhood lunches were either a tuna sandwich or a slice of Munster cheese on white bread with salt, pepper, and mayo.

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81 Angela FRS September 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

My favorite lunch was peanut butter and dill pickle on crackers or bread. I know, I know…but I loved it.
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83 Debby September 7, 2011 at 8:49 am

My favorite lunch was grilled cheese! Had one almost every day for lunch.

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84 Nicole September 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

This is such a cute idea! My favorite lunch as a kid (and now) was a BLT :-)

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88 Margaret September 7, 2011 at 9:18 am

My favorite childhood lunch was toasted cheese with sliced tomato.

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92 Green Bean September 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

My favorite childhood meal was spaghetti-os! :O
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93 Kristi September 7, 2011 at 9:30 am

My favorite childhood lunch was a nice hot sandwich, like grilled cheese
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95 leanne September 7, 2011 at 9:34 am

Ooh… if that’s the same soup you brought to the Roundtable, it was fantastic! Never thought of grilling the tomatoes before using them in soup before.

I have to admit my favorite lunch when I was a kid was completely devoid of nutritional value – spaghetti with butter and Kraft grated Parmesan cheese (from the shaker can).
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98 Jessie C. September 7, 2011 at 9:37 am

I love PB&J and yogurt

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102 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes September 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

Great way to dress up tomato soup. Kind of sad but I don’t remember many lunches growing up besides school lunch which I hated. I did eat a lot of peanut butter though.
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105 lisa hochstetler September 7, 2011 at 9:41 am

My favorite childhood lunch menu was Campbell’s tomato soup and buttery grilled cheese sandwiches on a cold rainy day

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106 Loren M September 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

My favorite was actually chicken ramen noodles. My grandmother would make those every time we went to visit, so there are great memories attached to the flavor!

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107 PJ September 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

Believe it or not, it was fried bologna, with ketchup! Haven’t had it in years (ok, decades), but my mother said she made it almost every day for me.

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108 Jenny September 7, 2011 at 9:46 am

Favorite lunch was grilled cheese at school.
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109 Jenny September 7, 2011 at 9:46 am

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114 Evelyn R September 7, 2011 at 9:53 am

My favorite childhood lunch was a tomato sandwich with cheddar cheese and mayo…..toasted made it even better!

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115 JulieD September 7, 2011 at 9:53 am

Kathy, I loved grilled cheese sandwiches back then and now! I love your clever idea of grilled cheese croutons. I have wanted a panini maker forever! Crossing my fingers. :)
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116 Corisa September 7, 2011 at 9:54 am

I used to love griled cheese from my elementary school and the peanut butter balls for dessert!

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121 Rande Hippchen September 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

My favorite childhood lunch was hot dogs stuffed with cheese and rolled in a crescent roll.

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123 sharon September 7, 2011 at 10:06 am

Oh my…the thought of a combination of grilled cheese with tomato soup?!?!
I love it !!!
My favorite lunch as a kid was most likely PB&J,,,who didn’t love em as kids?

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124 maureenS September 7, 2011 at 10:11 am

I would love fried bologna on Italian Bread.

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125 Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls September 7, 2011 at 10:20 am

I already follow you on twitter, but hadn’t found you on facebook until today! I remember the peanut butter rice krispie bars at the school lunch were SO good I could eat just that with a milk and be happy.
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126 Shewanna September 7, 2011 at 10:21 am

I loved PB&J (grape jelly, crunchy peanut butter and crust on!) and scooped melon and cantaloupe balls as a snack!

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127 HeatherChristo September 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

This looks delicious! It feels like fall…

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128 Jenni September 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

I grew up in Hawaii, so my favorite homemade lunch was teriyaki chicken and musubis :)

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129 Valerie Norris September 7, 2011 at 10:28 am

I guess my favorite was cream of tomato soup, because Mom didn’t mind when we sang this stupid song and slurped our soup at the end of each line. “I’m a big ol’ meanie (slurp). I’m a big ol meanie. (slurp) I’m a big ol’ meanie, miney, mo (slurp slurp).” Must have been something we’d seen in a cartoon.

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130 Adam from GrubGrade September 7, 2011 at 10:28 am

Without a doubt, my favorite childhood lunch was a simple bowl of Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup and saltine crackers. I’d dunk the saltines in the soup and make little, wet sandwiches out of them and the noodles. I used to eat those everyday. Amazingly, my blood pressure is perfectly normal!
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131 Adam from GrubGrade September 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

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134 Lisa Evanoff September 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

Fav lunch was anything with my Grandma, but especially pierogis!

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137 Carolyn September 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

Great giveaway, Kathy. And love the soup and sandwich combo. My favourite childhood lunch was a pb and honey sandwich, with creamed (solid) honey. I especially loved it when the honey would have little lumps in it, they were so sweet!
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139 Lauren at Keep It Sweet September 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

I love your grilled cheese croutons! I’ve always had a love of pb&j!

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141 JennK September 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

My best friend’s Mom used to make the BEST homemade mac and cheese. She would send leftovers in to elementary school for lunch for the two of us to share! I wish I could make it like she did. I can still remember the taste almost 30 years later!! So good!

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144 Diane September 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

My favorite was fried bologna with lettuce, tomato, pickle and mayo.

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145 DessertForTwo September 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

How cute!
My favorite childhood lunch was chicken noodle soup & a grilled cheese (made with white cheese only) ;)
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148 DessertForTwo September 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

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Awesome giveaway-thanks! :)
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149 MCPN September 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

I grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska (actually, I live on a different farm in rural Nebraska, now, too) and the lunch ladies were my peers’ grandmas so everything was homemade. Our favorite meal, hands-down, was chili and cinnamon rolls.

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151 Heidi September 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

My favorite lunch was late Sunday afternoon at my best friends house, grilled cheese with bottled peaches and pears. Yum! To this day I can’t eat grilled cheese without thinking of my neighbors. Thanks for the memories!

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152 Erin R. September 7, 2011 at 11:18 am

Oh, my goodness, the grilled cheese sandwich sounds wonderful. I used to really love sharing a bowl of those grody Ramen noodles with my mom for lunch. That was before we knew better, of course. But I loved trying to divide the long noodles evenly between two bowls so we’d each have an equal share and neither get stiffed. She always let me make them, and I felt very grown up boiling the water on the stove.

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153 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

That is the best idea, I love the mini grilled cheeses floating in the soup! My lunches growing up were pretty boring I have to admit. I liked peanut butter (still love it) and I made peanut butter sandwiches. That’s it, no jelly just peanut butter, and I loved them.

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156 Koko @ KokoLikes September 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

YUMMY! this looks so amazing, I love how you grill your onions and tomatoes on the panini press, genius!
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157 Jacqui September 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

My favorite was always a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich! I also went through a phase where I obsessed over peanut butter and fluff sandwiches!

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158 Jacqui September 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

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162 Bobbie September 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

P.B.J. and tomato soup was my favorite lunch when I was a youngster. Hey, it’s still a favorite. Guess one never out grows comfort food.

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163 Cheryl September 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

My mom used to make pink and green sandwiches for us as kids. She’d cut the crust off and add food coloring to a tuna/cream cheese mixture she made. They were so fun that I didn’t mind the wheat bread (almost). That and nachos were probably my favorite lunch foods.

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164 Amy S September 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I loved pesto bagels with turkey!

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165 Cheryl September 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Oh! And tuna burgers! Diced onion + grated cheddar cheese + canned tuna + mayonnaise + chopped celery, put in hamburger buns, wrapped in foil and cooked in the oven = YUMMY! I guess I like tuna a lot. huh, I never realized…

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166 Amy S September 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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167 Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe September 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm

For me, it was Cream Cheese and Jelly sandwiches. My Mom used to trim the crusts and cut them into little triangles, sending me and my best friend off with those and other treats for little picnic lunches. :)
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170 Megan J September 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was chicken and grape salad in a pita!

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171 Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe September 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

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Great idea by the way. I can’t wait to try these. We love grilled cheese sandwiches made on jalapeno bread. That would be great in the soup!
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172 Megan J September 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

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173 Rachel @ Bakerita September 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

This looks so good! My favorite childhood snack had to be grilled cheese – my way though! Sourdough bread, jack cheese, Flagship cheese (from Beecher’s in Seattle), heirloom tomato, and bacon. YUM! It’s heavenly.
I can only imagine how good it would be made in the panini press.
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178 Shannon September 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I loved Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches growing up…with a cool glass of milk!

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187 Sheilah September 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

My favorite childhood lunch would have to be tomato soup and grill cheese. Always made on Wonderbread of course!

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188 Mrs. Mordecai September 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I’m not such a big fan anymore, but I had to have a tuna sandwich every single day in first grade. Your soup looks fabulous!
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193 Nancy Diaz September 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I love a Grilled cheese sandwich with a thick slice of tomato!!! Yumm

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194 Laura September 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

My favorite childhood meal was grilled cheese sandwiches

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195 Kristen September 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was grilled cheese with dill pickles and a hot chocolate at the Goldminer’s Ski Lodge Cafeteria. LOL!

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196 Cindy B. September 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was bologna and cheese sandwich, apple slices, and oatmeal cookies, the best!!!

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200 Jenny Mac September 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I used to be picky about eating sandwiches for lunch because they would get soggy. So my mom used to take rice cakes, put peanut butter on top and added a smiley face with chocolate chips and raisins. Then she would put toothpicks on top and put it in a sandwich back so it wouldn’t stick. Yum :)

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201 Cindy B. September 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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202 jeannette September 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

oh that looks sooo delicious!! comfort food at its finest.

my favorite meal growing up was the school cafeteria spagetti with cheese on top. i loved getting the corner pieces because of the slightly burned cheese!! yummmmmmm.

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206 Susan Nohner September 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I still remember skillet potatoes with ground beef. That was sure to be served at least once a week as I’ve found out now it’s easy to make and everyone loves it so it’s a perfect weeknight meal.

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207 Kristina September 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

My favorite lunch was my grandfather’s creamed peas & new potatoes.

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208 Holly H. September 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches on horseback with my Dad. It still makes me smile :)

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209 Babs September 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm

My favorite childhood lunch WAS tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich!

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210 Brett September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Gotta be the classic grilled cheese. Always a favorite.

Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed.

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211 Carly September 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I lOVED spaghetti Os
Dont judge me please haha

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212 leah g September 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Peanut Butter and Honey on Wheat

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I used to LOVE lunchables. It was such a rare treat.

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215 Renee September 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was PB&J.

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216 MaryBeth September 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

My favorite lunch growing up was macaroni and bean soup with lots of grated parmesan on top. Wish I had some right now!

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217 MaryBeth September 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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218 Tatiyana September 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I loved bologna and cheese with ketchup sandwiches an ugh, pb&j with American cheese. I loved me some cheese!
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219 MaryBeth September 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

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222 Amanda Martin September 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I love love loved tomato basil soup (homemade or LaMadeline’s) and grilled cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food. As I sit at home sick, I wish I had some right now.

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223 Marie September 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

We looked forward to having either P&J or Grilled Cheese with Campbell’s tomato soup. Both were delicious.

Would love to win!!!!!!!

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224 Meighan @ Cooking With Abandon September 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Mac n cheese!
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225 Elizabeth September 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm

My favorite lunches were when my mom made rice-a-roni and put chicken pieces in it! YUM!
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226 Elizabeth September 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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229 Nancy L September 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm

My dad would make me peanut butter and Karo syrup sandwiches when I was a kid…he’d mix the syrup and peanut butter together and spread between two pieces of white bread…what’s not to love?

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230 Nancy L September 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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231 Danielle September 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I love this idea! Great recipe! I was sort of a weird kid…I didn’t like cheese and I *definitely* didn’t like PB&J. Instead, I brought along that thermos, usually full of some version of chicken noodle soup and little baggies of raw vegetables. And a fruit roll-up, of course!

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232 Jennifer September 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

My favorite lunch was definitely Mcdonald’s Big Mac or Albertsons fried chicken…lol my parents did not like to cook for us so we ate that often. :)

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233 Corinne Golash September 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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234 Steph September 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

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For me, I think one of my favorite childhood lunches was when my mom packed me some bun mei (Vietnamese hoagies). I’ve always liked the pate and the sweet mayo on the baguette.

Another favorite would be your good ol’ salami sandwich with tomatoes, lettuce, and a lil bit of mayo. I would stuff with some yellow potato chips before eating it to add an extra crunchy and salty texture :)

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235 Emily C September 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was my mom’s fried rice. Hot dogs sliced into little rounds with egg strips with rice. Plain and simple… I like to kick it up a notch these days using Chinese Sausage and chopped green onions as well as yellow onions. :) Made many meals of that in college haha.

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237 Jennifer September 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

My favorite lunch was peanut butter and jelly!!

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239 Carrie September 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

My favorite lunch as a kid was pigs in a blanket and mac-n-cheese!

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240 Cher September 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

My favorite lunch was the one from my childhood friend’s mom – peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches. I had no idea they had a name until just a few years ago, Fluffernutters.
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241 Mindy September 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I used to love PB and pickle sandwiches! My mom would make them for treat lunches, and I just loved them!
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250 Pam September 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Tomato soup was definitely one of my favorite childhood lunches!
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253 mim September 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was vegetable beef soup with grilled cheese.

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255 Bobbi Hawkins September 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm

My favorite school lunch when I was little was a package of Grandma’s Double chocolate chip cookies and a Coke. I know it was not very well balanced, but I never liked school lunches and have a very big sweet tooth! :)

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256 The Teacher Cooks September 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I loved vegetable soup and grilled cheese! And yes, I still do. I want this panini press so that I can make all your delicious sandwiches!!!!

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259 Sandra's Easy Cooking September 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

What a great looking dish..I am first time on your site and love your vision of sandwich blog! Got to explore bit more though:)
Thanks for hosting the giveaway…I already liked Panini Happy on facebook!
Have a wonderful night!
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260 Michelle September 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I always loved the school lunch feistada! Those were delicious!

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261 Marianne September 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Honestly, my favorite lunch was cafeteria spaghetti. In the 3rd grade, I ate it for 21 consecutive days, and I have the weight to prove it!!!

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262 Susan Audrey September 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm

My favorite lunch as a child was the “steak fingers” from the school cafeteria. In quotation marks, because who really knows if they were steak, but they sure did taste yummy! :P I looked forward to them anytime I saw them on the calendar. Man, those were the good ol’ days.

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267 HopeF September 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I loved macaroni and cheese with a side of peas. Delicious!

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273 Chrissy Damato September 9, 2011 at 8:57 am

As a kid, if I wasn’t feeling well or just having a bad day, my Mom would make me a poached egg on toast. To this day, it still is one of my faves!

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276 Karen September 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

My favorite childhood lunch was pizza!

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277 Amanda M. September 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

My favorite lunch growing up was PB&J (mainly because it’s the only thing my dad knew how to make). :o)

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278 Angela September 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

Fave childhood lunch: my mom’s tomato soup w/grilled cheese sandwiches. (I love your idea of grilled cheese croutons.) This is still one of my favorite comfort meals!
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279 Amanda M. September 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

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286 Cambria Thompson September 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

I loved spaghetti when I was little and I still love it today

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289 Mina Gharibi September 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

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290 Monica Blaschke September 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

My favorite childhood lunch was pb&j!!!!

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291 Ashley September 9, 2011 at 9:04 am

This was actually one of my favorite childhood lunches… grilled cheese and tomato soup, we had this all the time, my dad loved it too.

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292 Ashley September 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

I am already a fan of Sargento, hope this counts!!

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293 Sharon Schwartz September 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

Sounds weird, but my fav childhood sandwich was cream cheese and green olives.

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294 Mina Gharibi September 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

I am subscribed to Panini Happy’s RSS Feeds! Lets Go Panini Press!!! I am totally craving the Grilled Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons!!

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295 robyn watts September 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

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297 Lisa September 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

my favorite lunch growing up as a kid, honestly was tomato soup with grilled cheese !!! melt in your mouth !

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298 Mippy September 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

Hi!
I have to say that either grilled cheese or pb& j were my faves. I loved grilled cheese but we hardly ever had that. Today grilled cheese sammies are a comfort food for me. :)
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
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299 Mina Gharibi September 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

My absolute favorite childhood lunch was memories from Middle School Cafeteria Lunch. I absolutely love the cafeteria Spaghetti and French Fries!! :)

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301 Amber L September 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

Hi! Nice to meet you! Found you from my friend, Sargento on FB, which led me to liking panini happy as well! Those “croutons” look delicious! I think one of my favorite lunches when I was young was my nana’s homemade sopa, but a panini would have gone great with it! :)

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302 Mippy September 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

Hi!
I like Panini Happy on FB
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
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303 Lisa Z September 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

My favorite childhood lunch was the same as yours – grilled cheese and tomato soup :)

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304 Lisa Z September 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

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305 Mippy September 9, 2011 at 9:10 am

Hi!
I like Sargento on FB
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
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306 Lisa Z September 9, 2011 at 9:10 am

I already like Sargento on FB, that’s how I found this blog

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307 Mark Gramaglia September 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

A steak hoagy(in Cincinnati the steak is like a oblong beef patty with Italian spices) the onions, pickles, prov cheese and heavy catsup,,,,yum yumm

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308 Mippy September 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

Hi!
I subscribe via email :)
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
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310 Peggy September 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

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311 Sharon September 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

I guess my favorite childhood lunch was grilled cheese. It didn’t happen very often. Maybe that’s what made it so special.

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312 Sharon September 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

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313 michelle kennedy September 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

I REMEMBER MY GRANDMA FIXIN ME CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP, MESSY, OOY, GOOY, GRILLED CHEESE AND ROOTBEER FLOATS WITH HOME MADE ICECREAM. IT WAS SO GOD AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES OF HER. I LOVE AND MISS YOU GRANDMA SO MUCH. WISH YOU WERE STILL HERE.

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314 Patty Burns September 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

I hope I win the panini press so I can put this foil wrapped brick back in the foundation of the house :)

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315 Patricia G September 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

Oy My Goodness I still love mac & cheese with a hotdog on the side, what a great lunch idea.

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316 Angela S. September 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

I LOVED grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch when I was a young whippersnapper. :)

My daughter LOVES tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, and these look great. I would love to make these for her, it’s an interesting twist on a easy lunch.

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317 Katie September 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

I was a huge PB&J girl!! You can’t beat a classic :-)

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318 Eliza S September 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

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319 Eliza S September 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

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320 Cindy Taylor September 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

My favorite lunch in the winter was tomoto soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks.

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321 Eliza S September 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

Love grilled cheese with cheddar as a child. And now my children love it too.

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322 Eliza S September 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

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323 Andrea September 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

I liked Sargento on FB. A grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup lunch takes me back to my childhood. It’s one of my favorite lunches even today….especially with Sargento cheese!

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324 Sheryl Gowen September 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

I am such a grilled cheese and tomato soup person so thank you for the great recipe. My fondest memories were of my dad and I making grilled cheese and ‘mater soup on Saturday evenings when I was growing up. My taste buds have matured since the processed cheese and canned soup of childhood but it remains my number 1 comfort food.

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325 Robin September 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

scrambled eggs in the microwave. my grandma made them and they were always super fluffy and the best tasting egss i ever had!

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326 Jennifer September 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

My favorite lunch as a kid was any kind of sandwich…and still is!

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327 Jennifer September 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

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330 Aimee September 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

grilled cheese and tomato soup.. always my favorite lunch always will be!! Yummy

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331 Aimee September 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

liked Panini Happy!

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332 Aimee September 9, 2011 at 10:04 am

already liked Sargento.. :(

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333 Aimee September 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

can’t wait for email updates!

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334 Shirley Cochran September 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

My favorite childhood lunch was tomato soup and lime jello. I even carried that to school through high school.

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335 Aimee September 9, 2011 at 10:06 am

following on twitter..aims_w!!

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336 Michele Leavitt September 9, 2011 at 10:09 am

Leftovers from the last nights dinner….and grilled cheese sandwiches with sweet pickles.

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337 Kay September 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

Grilled cheese, always yummy!

Thanks for the contest!

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338 Tamara September 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

I already like Sargento’s on FB which led me here! I like PaniniHappy too! My favorite lunch as a child was an ooey gooey tuna melt – sure would have been easy with your wonderful panini press! Bet I could make a favorite lunch every day!

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339 kathy September 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

My fav. lunch was the pigs in a blanket that my mom use to make. we didnt get them very often cause they were a chore to make for 5 kids put they were a great treat when we did get them. Thanks for the give away. very excited

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340 Terry Fuller September 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

I liked Sargento on facebook.

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341 Terry Fuller September 9, 2011 at 11:26 am

I like Panini Happy on FB.

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342 Terry Fuller September 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

I have signed up for your email.

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343 Terry Fuller September 9, 2011 at 11:30 am

My favorite childhood lunch was (and still is) tomato soup and grilled cheese! With your recipe I might try to make the soup myself!
Thanks for the contest.

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344 Terry Fuller September 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

I am now a twitter follower! I am ready to win!!

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345 Emily S September 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

I love grilled cheese, I’m super excited to make these croutons to put in my tomato soup!

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346 Barbra September 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I loved to have big bowl of tomato soup and a grilled American cheese sandwich. The absolute best!!!

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347 Andrea September 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was grilled ham &cheese croissant with tomato soup.
Now I want it! :)

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348 Amy C. September 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

My favorite childhood lunch growing up was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Nacho Cheese Doritos inside! Yummmm! Sounds horrible, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Delish!!!!!!! :D

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349 Shirley September 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm

The little sandwiches are so cute!! And that soup looks just right as the days get colder.

On a side note, I’ve made ice cream cones on pizzelle irons before, but I am impressed by your panini press cone!
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350 Caroline September 10, 2011 at 5:24 am

I liked Panini Happy on FB!

I would love a panini maker. My baby boy is finally eating solid foods and with a kitchenette, its hard to make him heathy delicious food. This would help!
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351 Caroline September 10, 2011 at 5:26 am

I also liked Sargento on FB! Thanks!
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352 News Junkie September 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

grilled cheese sandwiches
Sourdough bread Lots of real salted butter & of course good cheese…
Still my favorite sandwich & now I m 45 years old ;)

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353 News Junkie September 10, 2011 at 8:59 am

i liked Panini happy on face book
-My name is Njunkie Christine there-

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354 News Junkie September 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

i liked Sargento cheese
on face book

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355 Tracy September 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

My favorite lunch was quesadillas…still love them!

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356 Tracy September 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

I also liked Panini Happy on Facebook :)

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357 Justin September 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I love this idea! Great job with the blog!

When I was a lad, I couldn’t resist salami roll-ups with cream cheese. Mom could always get my four brothers and I to sit down and stop acting crazy when she put out a plate of those things! I would also eat anything with fresh tomato and a pickle involved.

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358 Leah Hovis September 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I think my favorite food from childhood would have to be homemade vegetable soup with either homemade sour cream cornbread or grilled cheeses. Like someone else said, it was and still is comfort food. When dining on this simple, yet filling, meal, everything seems right with the world. Love the “crouton” idea! This should be a hit with my girls!

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359 Yvonne September 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm

My favorite is cream of tomato soup , grilled cheese with dill pickle slices inside

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360 Celeste September 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

As a kid I loved grilled cheese my mom made, the old fashioned way….TONS of butter on both sides of the bread!! Now I hope I win this panini press so I can make them without so much butter!!
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361 Celeste September 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I subscribe to Panini Happy via email updates! Love getting them, too!! Cheers!!
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362 Celeste September 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Your newest Twitter follower!! Keep the recipes coming!
XO
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363 Celeste September 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I “like” ya on Facebook…but I liked you anyways!!
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364 Cocoj September 11, 2011 at 8:35 am

BLT lunch, supper, anytime

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365 Steven Melhorn September 11, 2011 at 10:30 am

Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich has been a lunchtime favorite of mine since shildhood.

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366 Christy Armstrong September 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I wasa creature of habit as a child- mostly PB & J, yogurt, banana, etc. But I remember my mom making me a Reuben sandwich for the first time and I loved it! Who knew?

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367 susitravl September 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm

My favorite lunch was a lunchmeat sandwich with mayo, lettuce, tomato and potato chips.
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371 Amanda Thompson September 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I loved having grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup for lunch or dinner as a child ~ still do! :)

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372 Amanda Thompson September 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I follow Panini Happy via email!

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373 Melissa September 11, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I’m following you on Twitter! @mrjackson09

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374 Melissa September 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I liked you on Facebook! Melissa Jackson

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375 Melissa September 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I liked Sargento on Facebook. Melissa Jackson

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376 Melissa September 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm

My favorite childhood lunch definitely involved a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich! And most likely a Capri Sun.

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377 Melissa September 11, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I subscribed to your updates via email!

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378 Celina September 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm

My favorite childhood lunch was the grilled cheese sandwiches my grandma used to make me. :)

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379 Celina September 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I am now following you on Twitter. :)

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380 Celina September 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I Like your page on Facebook. :)

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381 Celina September 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I Like Sargento On Facebook. :)

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382 Celina September 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I am now following you via RSS. :)

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383 KT September 12, 2011 at 1:45 am

I subscribe to Panini Happy’s RSS feed.

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384 J Gola September 12, 2011 at 7:02 am

Just recently found your blog and LOVE it! We try to have Panini Night once a week, so we will be trying all of your wonderful recipes. I used to love my mom’s baked mac n cheese for lunch. Now following you on FB!

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385 Angel Spencer September 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

I loved BLT in my lunch when I was a kid
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386 KT September 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

My favorite lunch as a kid was a grilled ham and cheese sandwich (I liked panini-style food even then!).

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387 Amy September 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

My favorite childhood lunch is definitely a turkey sandwich – gotta love it! Made on a panini press…even better! :)

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388 Susan September 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

My mom used to buy Pepperidge Farm hoagie rolls and bake them, and fried Polish sausage so we could make sandwiches – they were wonderful! Something about the soft, warm bread with the toasted cornmeal on the crust, and the sausage with the lovely mustard seeds inside. Perfect on a fall day! Wonder if you could do that with a pannini press? Since I don’t have one . . . (hint, hint!) . . .would be fun to find out!

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389 Katie September 14, 2011 at 11:33 am

Grilled cheese was always my favorite lunchtime food. Still is…especially on chilly days!! The best is on sourdough bread with cheddar cheese!!

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390 Marla October 9, 2011 at 5:58 am

Your whole blog ties in perfectly to my current Happy Post. The theme is Grilled Cheese. Please link up a few of your favorites :) http://su.pr/1R06Od

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391 Teresa Organ September 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I love grilled cheese. I also liked peanut butter and crackers for a snack when I was younger. And I still do.

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