Apr 2

Styled Eats: Mini Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup

I’m so happy to introduce a new column today I’ve wanted to do for a long time, called Styled Eats. This is a column about how to serve different foods when you entertain. It won’t focus on recipes but on presentation. Today we have mini grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup! These make a super cute and delicious appetizer for anything from a cocktail party to a dinner party. It takes a little advanced prep work to make some of the special details but at the party this tray can be assembled in about a minute! Easy!

Click through for instructions and photos!

Materials Needed: Your favorite tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich recipe, gingham waxed wrappers and these mini glasses.
The Day Before: make your soup and pre-fold your wrappers.

Step 1. Take the wax wrapper and cut it down to 8.75″ x 5.75″. Fold it in half so the opening is at the bottom.
Step 2. Fold the bottom left corner so it lines up square at the top.
Step 3. Then fold the top right corner down so it lines up square at the bottom.
Step 4. Ford the right side again onto itself. This will create a nice little pocket.
Step 5. Slip the left side into the pocket on the right so it is snug. Voila! You have a perfect little pocket. Now repeat until you have enough for all your sandwiches.

An Hour or Two Before: make your grilled cheese sandwiches, cut off the crusts, and keep them warmed up in an oven on the lowest setting. Warm up the soup and layout your tray with the  small glasses and have your prefolded wrappers ready.

At the Party: place your warm sandwiches in the wrappers and pour the hot soup in the glasses with a pitcher and serve. Bon Appetit!


beautiful photos and styling by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day. Thanks Alexis!!

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