Friday, October 4, 2013

Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers



Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers

My Kids always amaze me with the things they say and the things they do. I always think that I have the wisest Kids. Don’t believe me? This is what happened the other day.....
 
Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers


During one of those usual evenings, I was exhausted from running errands and doing chores during the day.  Still in my comfortable, old, and torn pair of jeans, my Kids and I sat down on the sofa to read one of their favorite story books.  My legs were sore so I have them up on a little stool.  My Little Boy (5 1/2 year old) stared at my knee, where the jeans was torn.  He ran his little fingers on my knee with a serious look and said, "Mom, when I grow up and start earning money, I'll buy you a pair of new jeans without holes."  Then my Baby Girl (4 year old) added, "Yes, a purple pair!" (Since purple is my favorite color.)  That was definitely the wisest and most touching thing I've heard from my Kids.  


Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers

I know I’m one lucky Mom that my kids love vegetables, most of the time. But, they are also picky eaters. They go through different “picky” phases all the time. They could love certain vegetables all along, but wouldn't even touch them the next week. Sounds familiar to you? You’re in luck! Picky eaters have finally met their match! With the help of The Wisest Kid in the Whole World™, Campbell’s soup is offering delicious recipes that your kids, or any picky eaters, won’t be able to refuse: Click here to check them out. 

Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers
 
Through their recipe session, www.campbellskitchen.com, Campbell’s gives you a fresh way to delight your family, such as Mini Chicken Pot Pies, and fun ways to eat tomato soup or chicken noodle soup, etc. I was delighted to see all of the soup varieties featuring kids’ favorite characters like Super Mario and Phineas & Ferb.

Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers

I was inspired to jazz up the tomato soup with some Italian meatballs, topped with cheddar cheese, diced avocado (my Kids favorite green food at the moment), and serve with a couple toast soldiers. I let the kids add the toppings on their own and they had so much fun dunking the toasts into the soup.

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Don’t be surprised if your kids want to lick the bowl clean and ask for seconds! 

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Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers: (Printable Recipe)
Servings: 2

1 can Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup (10 3/4oz)
water (use the empty can to measure)
6 to 8 Italian meatballs, fully cooked
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 a avocado, diced
1 piece of bread, cut into 4 strips and toasted

In a medium saucepan, heat the tomato soup, water, and meatballs over high heat and bring it to a boil.  Make sure everything is heated through.  Evenly divide over two bowls, top with cheese and avocado (I serve them on the side as toppings).  Serve with toast soldiers on the side and enjoy.



Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers

76 comments:

  1. You are lucky Amy, your children are lovely!!!
    The recipe, fantastic. And photos, very pretty, as usual...
    Happy weekend!!

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    1. Thank you, Laurel. Yes, can't believe the kids are so mature and caring. That's really so sweet of them. :) I'm definitely a lucky Mom.

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  2. Hi Amy , what wise and wonderful kids you have and as you say they go through phases , but happy and wise phases , I have 4 and they can be so funny .

    Love what you did with the soups , thanks for sharings. :).

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    1. Thank you, Nee. Glad you like this recipe too. I know...the kiddos always surprise me new new thing everyday. :) Do happy to have them around.

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  3. Aaw your kids sound so wonderfully bright and sweet! Love what you did to jazz up the soup and fantastic photos as always:) Hope you have a great weekend Amy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly. :) I know, can't believe the kiddos are so loving and mature at such a young age.

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  4. No matter how tired and run down that day, those sweet words immediately energized you up, isnt it? Would love to have a bowl of this meatball tomato soup. Looks very appetizing, no wonder your children finished it all up!

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    1. I agree, those words are my energy and simply music to my ears. :) I guess any Mom would agree. Glad to know you like this tomato soup too.

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  5. How sweet of them!
    The soup looks comforting and very appetizing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Angie. I agree, my kiddos are so sweet all the time (when they don't fight for toys!) LOL

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  6. Love how you made something boring and plain all jazzed up. I want special toasts with my soup! Your kids are very lucky to have a great mom like you.

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    1. Thank you BAM. :) Glad you like this jazzed up version of the tomato soup.

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  7. Your kids are so cute and sweet! I have a granddaughter that would just love the toast soldiers (love the name) with her tomato soup!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I know. I"m so lucky to have loving and caring kids. :) Oh...those toast soldiers are my favorites too.

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  8. Awww, Your little ones are sweet sweet sweet. You are truly blessed.
    Isn't is a pleasure to hear them say stuff like that.
    The soup sure looks good for little tots are sweet as them.

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    1. Thank you, Asha. I agree....the kiddos are so sweet and I'm so blessed. Can't agree more. :) They always surprise me with things like that every once in a while. Glad you like the soup too, so easy to prepare and so comforting.

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  9. Hello Amy, your children are so loving and say such kind things to you. No wonder you cook such wonderful meals for them. I am not a child anymore but I would love to have your Meatballs Tomato Soup with Toast Soldiers. Would lick the bowl clean too, hehehe.

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    1. Thank you. I know, I have the sweetest kids in the world. :) hehe....not just you, I would like the bowl clean with this soup as well. :P

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  10. I want some toast soldiers in my soup!

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    1. hehe...thanks, Abbe. I agree, gotta have toast soldiers with my soup too! ;) Have a great weekend.

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  11. Being a mother is the best "job" I've ever had and one big reason is memories just like this one that you had with your children. Children are just so funny and sweet. I love the way you dressed up this soup and who doesn't like a grilled cheese on the side. Lovely little meal for children or adults.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I totally agree, being a Mom is the best job I've ever had. :) I'm glad you like my little jazzed up version of tomato soup too. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

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  12. Your kids are adorable! I am always looking for ways to dress up tomato soup in the winter! This will hit the spot!

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    1. Thank you! Oh I'm sure you'll enjoy this jazzed up tomato soup then. So easy to prepare and so comforting. :) Take care and have a great weekend.

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  13. Truly stunning pictures! So adorable AND appetizing. As a yank, I love the British term 'soldiers' when applied to toast!

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    1. Thank you. :) hehe...yes, I love the "soldiers" name too. Guess living in a British Colony in my childhood got me into loving all things British.

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  14. The table cloth and the props (kid toys & utensils) are adorable! I've never had this kind of soup before - but I love tomato soup with some grilled Daiya cheese toast.

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    1. Thanks. My BFF sent me those table cloth a while ago. :) hm...your tomato soup with grilled Daiya cheese toast sounds amazing too.

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  15. Awww that is too cute! And these toast sliders are a wonderful idea :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Thank you CCU. Glad you like the toast soldiers idea too. They are perfect for dipping. :) Have a great weekend.

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  16. Yummy.
    What a FAB mommy you are, Amy.
    I still give my 20 year old boys toast soldiers haaHa No, Seriously. xx

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    1. hehe....I think any kids and grown up wouldn't refuse those good old toast soldiers! :) Have a beautiful weekend.

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  17. You have good kids. Love the toast soldiers - they'll make any soup more fun to eat! Good soup, too. Thanks for this.

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    1. Thank you, Mr. KR. Yes, I've got sweet and good kids. So lucky. Wish you a wonderful week ahead!

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  18. Who wouldn't love this!! Love the thick cut toast!!

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    1. Thank you, Mr & Mrs. P! :) Yes, the thick cut toast is from a loaf of homemade bread. I love that I can control the thickness with homemade bread.

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  19. Me encantan las tostadas una sopa reconfortante y lindo color,abrazos.

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    1. Muchas gracias, mi amigo! Me alegra que te guste esta sopa. Que tengan una semana wodnerful delante.

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  20. This soup looks delicious and I love the toast dipping strips!!! No wonder your kids licked the bowl clean :) Campbell's tomato soup is my favorite.

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    1. Thank you, Amy. :) I know, I grew up with Campbell's and this soup brings back so many warm memories.

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  21. Gorgeous, I love those... i love the bowl... :)

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    1. Thank you so much. Have a great week ahead.

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  22. Mm-mm good. Great recipe, Amy. And what kind children you are raising! There is definitely hope for planet Earth =)

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    1. Thank you, Dear! I know...I'm one lucky Mom with loving and caring kids. :)

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  23. Amy, this is also my favourite! Wish I can join your kids for this yummy and healthy soup :D

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    1. Thank you, Ann. I know. I grew up drinking quite a bit of Campbell's. This soup brings back lots of warm memories. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  24. Awww.. It is indeed heart warming to hear such caring loving words from one's children. You are definitely a lucky Mum :-)

    It is still hot here in western parts of India yet I am tempted by your post to make some soup soon for my family :)

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    1. I agree. I'm one super lucky Mom. :) I know, hot soup is definitely good for cooler temperature. Enjoy when you're ready to make them. Take care.

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  25. i guess those two little angel did't earned canned tomato soup...
    No offense my friends...
    they deserved your fresh homemade soup...hehehe
    try some sun dried tomato within the recipe..
    btw, never had tomato and avocado in one dish instead of salad before, tempting to try!

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    1. hehe....I make fresh ones most of the time. But I'm sure many busy Moms out there could relay that having a can or two Campbell's in the pantry is great for "emergency" situations. I'll give your sun dried tomato soup a try soon. ;) Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What a lovely tomato soup! And served in such a cute way. No wonder your children loved it.

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    1. Thank you, Sissi. :) Yes, it was quick and easy too. I'm glad you like it. Have a wonderful week!

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  27. I'm a fan of campbell too, since young. It's always nice to stock up some for rainy days :)

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    1. Totally agree, Shirley. It's always nice to have some in the pantry "just in case of emergency"! I grew up drinking quite a bit of Campbell's too.

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  28. Kids say the cutest things, don't they? That's the joy they can bring us on a daily basis. Healthy lunch recipe- yummy!

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    1. Thank you. I know....kids are amazing and totally enjoy them around. :) Glad you like this recipe too. have a wonderful week.

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  29. You've transported me back to my childhood with the soup and meatballs. Thanks for sharing, it looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you. I couldn't agree more. Cooking this soup brought back so many warm memories from my childhood too.

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  30. Ahhh what sweeties your kids are! Loved the story. Anddddd now I want soup and meatballs :)

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    1. Thank you, Ashley. I know...they are my angels. :) Glad you love this soup too. Have a wonderful week.

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  31. your kids are so adorable, Amy! This tomato soup will be my daughter's fav too, as thats her picky phase at the moment:-)

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    1. Thank you, Jehanne. I know....kids do have their picky phases...here and there. :) But good to know they are just phases. Have a wonderful week!

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  32. Yeah, we do have favorite moments for our kids huh! But you can't remember a single one of them when they were driving you up the wall lol! Love Campbell soups and always have one or two in the pantry for those lazy days :)

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    1. LOL.....couldn't agree more, Jeannie. I'm just glad that I'm not "on the wall" too often....at least not yet! hahahaha... :P

      I totally agree, having Campbell's in the pantry is so convenience. They are my "just in case of emergency" go-to's. ;)

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  33. Hi Amy,
    What a great bowl of soup and fantastic meal.
    I bet my kids would love it to and would lick their bowls!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    1. Thank you, Lia. Yay, glad you like this soup too. Have a lovely week ahead.

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  34. meatball tomato soup and toast make a such a hearty meat! I can probably have this everyday and not get tired of it. Those toasted bread is really to die for! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you, Yi! :) I agree, I love the toast and tomato soup combo a lot too. Have a wonderful week!

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  35. hearty, filling, and just a classic warm meal!

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    1. Thank you, Elle. Have a wonderful week.

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  36. Hi Amy,
    Your kids are such a sweetie.
    Yummy meatballs tomato soup, looks amazing with cheese and avocado topping.
    mui

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    1. Thank you, Mui Mui. I know....my heart melted whenever my kids say things like this. :) I'm glad you like the soup too. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

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  37. Your kids are just so adorable, Amy!! One lucky mommy you are :)

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    1. Thank you, Kiran. I know...I'm such a lucky Mom. :)

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  38. Aww, too cute! Your kids are definitely wise! Anyway, I love how you jazzed up this tomato soup! Sounds so comforting.

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    1. Thank you, Ruby. Glad you like this soup too. Have a lovely week ahead.

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