Campers arrive in less than three months! So what better way to kick off our three-month countdown than by talking about everyone’s favorite… camp food!
It may surprise those people that never came to Foley how much campers love the meals! Some meals have been offered for what seems like forever, while others are new to the scene in the past few years.
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup has definitely been around for a while, and year after year the campers seem to really love it! The meal is always served with a bowl of veggies (usually carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli) and a sleeve of saltines.
The real question is: How do you eat your camp Grilled Cheese? Do you dunk your Grilled Cheese in the soup? Or do you prefer to dunk it in some ranch dressing? Do you eat all your soup first and then the Grilled Cheese or save the Tomato Soup for last?
According to camp professionals (aka me), the best way to eat your Grilled Cheese is as follows: Get half a bowl of Tomato Soup, rip the crusts off the Grilled Cheese and dip the crust pieces in the soup. Then, squirt some ranch dressing onto your plate and dunk the crust-less sandwich into the ranch dressing. If you eat this meal in any other fashion: YOU’RE WRONG. Kidding! To each their own! Maybe share your Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Meal Strategy in the comment section below.
Camp Foley Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Meal Facts:
- It takes three to four counselors more than two hours to make the 400 or so Grilled Cheese Sandwiches we eat for this meal!
- The amount of wheat bread we use to make the sandwiches would be longer than three and a half school buses!
Try making Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup at home with your family for a delicious camp-inspired meal! Make sure to serve it with veggies and saltine and don’t forget the ranch dressing!