It’s a blast from the past with an updated twist – most grown-ups still consider tomato soup and grilled cheese a favorite comfort food. The Disney chefs took this classic and made it a healthful finger food that’s perfect as an after-school snack (or supper for everyone).
In less than hour you’ll have freshly made tomato soup (forget the canned version). Cut grilled cheese into strips that are perfect for little hands – and dipping in the soup is the fun part. Add crunchy apple wedges on the side for a satisfying crunch.
You’ll find it on the menu at Tony’s Town Square in Magic Kingdom Park, but here’s a version for you to make at home.
Tomato Soup, Cheese Dippers and Apple Slices
Serves 4 to 6
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced small
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups tomato puree
1 sprig each fresh thyme, rosemary, basil, and tarragon
2 cups water
1 teaspoon coarse salt, more to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Multigrain Cheese Dippers
8 slices multigrain bread
16 thin slices provolone cheese
Olive oil spray
Green Apple Wedges
3 Granny Smith apples
For tomato soup:
- Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir in tomato puree; cook 3 to 5 minutes.
- Stir in herbs and water; turn heat to low and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Strain through a medium strainer set over a bowl, pushing soup through with a spatula. Whisk in tomato paste, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
For multigrain cheese dippers:
- Make 4 sandwiches, each with 2 slices of bread and 4 slices of provolone.
- Spray tops and bottoms of sandwiches with olive oil spray.
- Heat sauté pan over medium heat and grill each side 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden.
- Cut each sandwich into 4 equal strips. Serve hot.
Core and slice each apple into 6 wedges.
Evenly divide dippers and apples slices with 3/4 cup soup.
Happy National Waffle Day!
This morning we join our friends at Chef Mickey’s as they prepare one of their most popular dishes on the menu, Mickey Waffles.
For you trivia buffs, National Waffle day is celebrated in the United States on August 24 to recognize the date Cornelius Swartwout was issued a patent for the waffle iron back in 1869.
What do you like on your Mickey Waffles? This blog author likes natural maple syrup and strawberries. Now I‘m hungry.
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost September. If you’re in need of back-to-school fun, then be sure to take part in special Disney Theme Park Merchandise events taking place throughout the month at the Disneyland Resort!
September 2: Meet Disney Legend and Imagineering Ambassador Marty Sklar, who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of his newest book, One Little Spark!: Mickey’s Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering from 10 a.m. – Noon at Disneyana in Disneyland park. Learn more here.
September 5–6: Look for special appearances by Gabriela Ruiz (Serpenthes), who will be setting up shop inside WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District on September 5–6 and 26–27 from 2-5 p.m. each day. Learn more here.
September 12: Meet artist Miss Mindy, who will be on hand for an artist appearance and signing of her designer blind box Vinylmation series themed to Circus. Look for Miss Mindy from 3–5 p.m. at D Street in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.
September 12–13: If you have been waiting for just the right time to order one of artist Dave Avanzino’s Custom Letter Plaques, or his newest release from D23 EXPO 2015 — the Custom Ticket Book Plaques – you’re in luck! Dave will be appearing from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day at Disneyana inside Disneyland park. Add one to your collection! Learn more here.
September 19: Join us for an artist showcase at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District as we celebrate the release of new works of art by John Coulter, Jerrod Maruyama and Kristin Tercek from 3–5 p.m. Learn more here.
Artist in Residence: Appearing at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District throughout the month is artist David Lozeau. Look for artist showcases on the following dates: September 4-6, 11–13, 18-20 and 25 from 6-10 p.m. Learn more here.
What events are you most excited for?
Happy National Waffle Day from Disney Parks Food and Beverage! What better way to indulge on this delicious holiday than with one of our top 8 waffles from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:
It’s a beautiful morning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in this photo, which was snapped just moments before sunrise. The park is so incredibly still and serene – I love it!
Would you like suggestions for the best places to catch the 3 p.m. parade at Magic Kingdom Park or where to get a photo with Goofy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
In this week’s #DisneySide Doodle, Cinderella’s pals are pictured quick at work in Le Chapeau on Main Street, U.S.A., to fashion her a brand-new accessory – a lovely pair of Mouse ears inspired by her story.
While it’s still summertime, tickets are selling fast for special events at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, opening September 25 for 53 days of fun, through November 16.
Fall will be here before you know it and we’re already sharing some great experiences to look forward to during this season’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort and Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.
There are many advantages to staying in a Disney resort when visiting Walt Disney World Resort, and one of my family’s favorites is somewhat of a hidden gem – the campfires! Offered at many of our hotels, these regular events are a wonderful way to wind down as a family after an exciting day in the parks. They’re complimentary, and because they take place at your hotel, it’s easy to get little ones back to your room for bedtime. If the kids are still not sleepy following s’mores, stick around for Movies Under the Stars. There’s something so magical about snuggling up to watch a favorite Disney movie outdoors.