Friday, October 4, 2013

Campbell’s Wisest Kid Campaign

It seems as though kids can be the world's biggest food critics. Pizza must be cheesy, juice is a go-to drink, and broccoli should be thrown out the window!  After a while, you get lost in confusion because you have no idea what to make them for dinner.  Thankfully, Campbell’s Wisest Kid in the Whole World is the greatest expert on what makes kids happy because it's made just for them.

For more than 144 years, Campbell Soup Company has been making meals fun and delicious.  Through their recipe destination www.campbellskitchen.com, Campbell’s gives you a creative and different ways to satisfy your family with recipes like Cheddar Penne with Sausage & Peppers and Chicken & Bean Chili.  It's easy to find a recipe to make each day of the week without breaking the bank (or the stove).  The meals you'll create will be delicious and it's guaranteed your children will be licking their plates clean!  What makes this campaign so fun is that, by using their widget, you can share the "wise" things kids say with your family and friends. 

My family loves to eat soup, and since autumn is here, it's a warm meal on colder days.  We love the classic tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner!  My family and I will sit down to dinner and have conversations about school, family, and friends.  Dinnertime is a great bonding time for us, and hearing how mature my children have become is always gratifying.  Sometimes you don't realize how old they've gotten until they start talking about middle school lockers or going to college!  Setting out time just to talk is a really great way for us, and other families, to connect and strengthen our family bond.





The recipe I created was a twist on the classic tomato soup and grilled cheese combo.  Adding 2 ounces of cream cheese to a can of tomato soup made it creamier and even more delicious.  Cutting grilled cheese into bite size pieces makes dinner a lot more fun.  My son loved it and seemed to have a problem when his sister wanted him to share with her, ha!

Ingredients-Grilled Cheese Bites
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 
4 slices bread 
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese


Directions

Heat a pan over medium heat.  Butter one side of each slice of bread.  Place bread in the pan, buttered side down.  Cover each slice of bread with cheese and top with remaining slices of bread, buttered side up.  Cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.  Flip and cook until bread is crisp and the cheese is melted; about 2-4 minutes.  Cut each sandwich into 8 bite-size pieces.


Ingredients-Tomato Soup Dip

1 can Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup
2 ounces cream cheese


Directions

Pour soup in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often.  Once soup is heated through, about 3-5 minutes, add cream cheese and combine with a whisk.  Remove from heat and divide into smaller bowls and serve with grilled cheese bites.  
   


"Tomato soup is healthy and it tastes good too!"- Caleb, Age 12


“How is a kid in your life like the Wisest Kid in the Whole World?”

22 comments:

  1. Love Campbells soups they have that homestyle chicken noodle soup that is so good.

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  2. Caleb is a very stylish and wise 12 year old. He looks so handsome in the checked shirt and English cap.

    I've not heard of this Campbell's campaign but we've always liked it as Campbell was my grandparents name.

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  3. Ha! Caleb's look in the last picture is so funny! A little like he might defend his food from me.

    This recipe combo sounds SO good! I can't wait to try it for myself on the next cold and miserable day.

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  4. Mmmmmm, if he seems happy, I'm happy and for sure my kids will be too! thanks for always giving wonderful kids recipes Brandi!

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  5. I love your idea of adding cream cheese to the tomato soup! Sounds perfect for a fall dinner. :)

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  6. What could be better than soup in the fall?! I LOVE how you made a soup dip for the grilled cheese! What a delicious and fun twist! Cream cheese makes everything better! --Lisa
    PS. Your son is so cute!! :)

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  7. I got my accounts messed up above. Sleepdeprived1 above is me...Lisa from The Dose of Reality. Is it the weekend yet?

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  8. Tomato soup was one of my go to meals for this time a year. That is, until I found out I have a sensitivity to them. Great pics of Caleb.

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  9. Yummy twist on a classic!! I usually just add milk to mine, but I'm going to try it you way this fall :)

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  10. Oh, look at that handsome boy you have! I love Campbell's tomato soup and just picked up four cans this week while shopping. Looks so good the way you prepared it.

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  11. Wow, your son is a handsome boy. that last photo of him made me giggle.

    I wish my kids ate soup.

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  12. A fall favorite! Looks soooo good.

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  13. I loooove to eat soup. Zion, well, not so much!:-). Caleb is so handsome!!

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  14. can I just say, you take the BEST pics!

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  15. Yes, you do take the best pictures love them all and it looks so yummy!

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  16. I love that you have photographic proof that kids will, in fact, eat this.

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  17. This looks and sounds so yummy!!! I think I'll give this recipe a shot and see if I can get my 6 year old to try it. She's super picky.

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  18. Caleb is so handsome and elegant and Smart too, like his mama! This looks amazing, I think I'm making this soon for the girls, I love it! Thanks for sharing pretty girl.
    Thank you so much for the generous comments for Victoria's First Comm., I so appreciate it! Big hugs honey.
    FABBY

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  19. Just found your cute blog, love the little picks for dipping the sandwich bits. Lucky kid, right there ;D !!

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  20. Hi, Brandi

    How are you? I wanted to stop by and catch up on your blog. Is it cold over in NJ yet? It's still hot in Florida, too hot. LOL, I love the idea of hot soup and grill cheese. Yummy! Have a great week.

    Vanessa

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  21. Yum! I never thought of adding cream cheese to tomato soup. I know that is delicious. Grilled cheese and tomato soup reminds me of my school days. That use to be one of the lunches my mom made for us, back in the days when kids went home for lunch. Mom always added milk and butter and a little sugar to the soup and I did the same. I have to try it your way someday. Caleb sure is a cutie pie.

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  22. Hi Brandi,
    Looks like that boy of yours could do a commercial for Campbell's. He's so handsome:)

    Love the cream cheese addition. And of course those bites of grilled cheese, Mmmmmmmm goooood.

    I haven't bought Campbell's soup in oh so long. I've always wanted to try and make Tomato Soup Cake, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Brandi...

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