Meal Solutions Week 3: Soup and Sandwich Night

The weather is getting colder which makes me think and want only one thing….SOUP! I love a good soup on a cold night. Something about it just warms my soul. Now when it comes to soup, I definitely prefer to make my own. Usually soup making for me is a way to use up leftovers in a very yummy way. Plus homemade soup usually freezes well (since I’m the only one in the house that is soup crazy) so I always have some in the waiting.

Tomato Soup

This week’s Meal Solution idea from Walmart is: Soup and Sandwich Night

    prices may vary depending on region (where you live)

  • Campbell’s Family Size Tomato Soup- $1.48
  • Campbell’s Family Size Chicken Noodle Soup- $1.48
  • Kraft Velveeta (2 lbs.)- $4.49
  • Nature’s Own Honey Wheat Bread- $2.36
  • Great Value Sandwich White
  • Great Value Saltine Crackers – $1.38
  • Pillsbury Fudgy Brownie Mix- $1.37

Depending on the type of soup that I am serving is usually what determines whether or not we have a sandwich to go along with it. If I’m serving a thicker type soup like Homemade Chicken and Dumplings then we wouldn’t have a sandwich. But if we had a thinner, less filling soup like tomato then we would add a sandwich like a Grilled Cheese.

Grilled Cheese for a Crowd

grilling up sandwichs individually one by one can be very time consuming especially for a large family or entertaining guests. This is how I prefer to make my grilled cheese sandwiches…in the oven!

    Ingredients: Grilled Cheese for a Crowd

  • Velveeta Cheese 1 lb.
  • your favorite bread-we used honey wheat
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 baking sheets


  • Heat oven to Broil.
  • Lay out pieces of bread on baking sheet depending on how many sandwich you want to make. If I am feeding a family of 4, I would lay out 8 pieces of bread.
  • Slice Velveeta thinly and place on one slice of bread. (4 slices with cheese, 4 without).
  • Place in oven. Watch the bread very carefully when using the broil feature, it can burn very quickly. I usually just stand there and watch it brown. When it is brown enough on the slices of bread with no cheese, remove from the oven.
  • Once removed from oven, places slice of bread with no cheese on top of the cheesy slice. Brush with olive oil and return to oven to brown again.
  • Once browned remove from oven again and flip sandwich over. Repeat the above step, brush with olive oil, and return to oven one last time to brown the other side.
  • Remove from oven after final side is browned. Slice and serve.

What is your favorite soup & sandwich combination?

Soup and Saltines

Walmart momDisclosure: This post is part of a series of Meal Solutions with Walmart that some of my fellow Walmart Moms (Jenn of Frugal Upstate, Denise of Wholesome Mommy, and Lori at My Wooden Spoon) and I are participating in. Walmart has provided me with compensation and a gift card in return for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions are my own.



  1. October 13, 2010 / 11:58 am

    Yum! I think the classic tomato soup & grilled cheese is good-but I also love a nice homemade chicken noodle soup as well!
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  2. denisesawyer
    October 13, 2010 / 11:11 pm

    I love your method for grilled cheese sandwiches! Now why didn't i think of that! I love mine with REAL butter though (I know more fattening than your olive oil!). I bet you could spread some softened butter on it though and get the same effect! Going to try it!

  3. momhasherday
    October 14, 2010 / 12:09 am

    I'll have to try it with olive oil, looks tasty! Its funny because I am actually making that right now! Just wanted to stop by and leave a comment, I've been a passive reader since discovering your blog, but yes I hope to see you at another blogger's event soon and it was really nice to meet you too. Disney on Ice was awesome! Loved it!

    • October 14, 2010 / 12:38 pm

      I agree. I wish you all the best in your blogging adventure. Hit me up on twitter @thedomesticdiva anytime.
      OH…and your little one is adorable!

  4. October 14, 2010 / 12:39 pm

    I like it both ways, honestly. To me the olive oil gives it a bit more crunch (or it could be my imagination…LOL).

  5. momhasherday
    October 14, 2010 / 4:55 pm

    Awwww thank you! Being a mama is the best journey in life :) I will def hit you up on Twitter!

  6. October 17, 2010 / 1:11 pm

    Nice pictures and congrats on the
    Wal-Mart profile.
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