Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Campbell’s Tomato Soup

One of my favorite meals was a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup. No other brand would do! Mom’s grilled cheese sandwiches were the best I’ve ever eaten. She used Mrs. Baird’s bread (always!), Parkay margaine and Kraft American Cheese slices. First she got out her cast iron skillet, turn on the hat, buttered two slices of bread & put one slice in the skillet then topped it with one slice of cheese and the other slice of bread. It didn’t take long to brown the bread and melt the cheese. Add a Kosher dill pickle and the soup and that’s a wonderful meal. It’s funny the things I miss about being a child. That very comforting reassurance of Mom giving me this meal was one of the highlights of growing up in the 1950’s.

Mom & Dad were married on May 3, 1942 so today would’ve been their 72nd wedding anniversary. The last anniversary they celebrated together was May 3, 2006. 64 years!

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