Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup

With the vitamin C found in tomatoes and carbs packed in the cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and grilled cheese was a quick recipe that could keep energy levels high without blowing any fiscal budgets.

When coupled with a steaming bowl of soup, the humble sandwich took on a new form. 

In time, it wasn't only soldiers craving the soup-and-sandwich coupling, but the meal could also be found served up in schools and government-run institutions.

Though the sandwich's origins came from a thrifty place, it has maintained a firm grip on the American culinary landscape.

Grilled cheese and tomato soup have flavored both snacks and candles, and boards made with the soup and various accouterments have graced dinner parties.

The soup and sandwich combination by using edible gold flakes to plate toasted French bread and creating deconstructed versions at high-end restaurants.