Mac n’ Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup

It gets dark now at like 4PM here in New Jersey.  I honestly see about an hour of sunlight a day between my drive to work and my lunch break, if I’m lucky.  November is rough.

It’s this time of year that I have to look elsewhere for a little sunshine in my life, metaphorically speaking.  What can cheer me up almost as well as rays of sun warming my face?  Big bowls of comfort food filling my belly.

Mac n' Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup.  Combining all of your favorite comfort foods for one soothing soup! | hostthetoast.com

Keeping this in mind, I decided on one particularly dreary day that I needed something soothing in my stomach.  Not just anything.  I needed the ultimate comfort food combo– I was going to throw all of my favorite foods of the season together to make Mac n’ Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup.  Yes, Macaroni and cheese plus grilled cheese plus tomato soup.  Just the thought of it makes my heart happy.

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Sizzling Broccoli, Cheddar, and Chicken Skillet

Do you love cheese-smothered chicken?  Is broccoli and cheddar soup your weakness?  Are you afraid that I’m going to ruin your streak of healthier eating with all of these hunger-inducing questions?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then prepare to be amazed.

Sizzling Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Skillet!  Way healthier than those from your favorite chain restaurants, but even more delicious! | hostthetoast.com

Behold, Sizzling Broccoli, Cheddar, and Chicken Skillets.  There’s juicy, marinated chicken, perfectly-cooked broccoli, fluffy brown rice, plenty of sharp cheddar cheese sauce, and a whole ton of tastiness going on right here…

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Bacon Egg & Cheese “Everything” Egg Rolls

When it comes to breakfast, I’m the worst.

It’s probably easy to imagine that I wake up every morning to make myself omelettes stuffed to the max with fresh veggies and melted cheese that oozes out of the folds like a little egg volcano. And being that homemade meals are kinda my thing, there are always plenty of soft blueberry muffins with sugar crystals glistening atop, or slices of sticky french toast casserole, or layers upon layers of thin buckwheat crepes to choose from, should I decide to switch things up.

Bacon Egg & Cheese "Everything" Egg Rolls.  My new favorite breakfast.  My new favorite brunch.  My new favorite appetizer.  I seriously love these things and want to eat them 24/7.  | hostthetoast.comBuuuuuut that’s not the case at all.  If you’re now picturing me cursing my “snooze” setting as I drive to work, sobbing into my 6th granola bar breakfast of the week, or perhaps practically mainlining iced coffee and pretending it counts as a meal, you’re getting warm.  I just feel like I hardly ever have the time or the hunger for breakfast during the workweek.

(Please don’t use this confession against me in the future.)

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Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip

And so it has begun.

Every 3 minutes, James has been getting notifications from ESPN about another football player who is injured and out for the season, roster projections, and anything that might even mildly pertain to football in some obscure way.

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip.  The sprinkle of basil seems weird but it's so amazing.  This is a new football sunday must-have.  Game day appetizer at it's finest!  | hostthetoast.com

He keeps patiently explaining to me every single thing that I somehow forgot about the game since last year.   Is a safety a guy or a play?  Both?  How does one “run downhill” on a flat field?  People “pitch” in football?  WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!  

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Cheesesteak Stuffed Mushrooms

Football season is coming up, and in my area that means a few things:

  • Passionate, reckless fans and a lot of trash talking
  • Beer, beer, and more beer
  • Still more beer
  • There is no question of what we’re doing on Sundays
  • Cheesesteak

Cheesesteak Stuffed Mushrooms- A gluten free, easy to make, and super tasty appetizer for game day or parties! | hostthetoast.com
Now, Cheesesteaks are always popular here in the oh-so mystical land we call the greater Philadelphia area.  Whether they’re with wiz or provolone, loaded up with onions or not, you can find them at almost every establishment with their soft bread soaking up the juices from the strips of beef.

Just typing that is making me drool.

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