My mom cooked a lot growing up. In fact, I don’t ever remember eating fast food unless we were on vacation. And while she was (and still is) a great cook, she had the regulars that she would filter through. So there are just some meals that make me think “childhood”. Like my mom’s enchiladas. (I really need to make those one day…) Or this – toast with tomato gravy.
Growing up, my mom actually called it Cheese Rarebit. And I want to call it that here, because that is what I have known it as, but I know this is not the real, traditional Welsh Rarebit, and I don’t want anyone to yell at me. But before I made this, I called my mom to ask her a few questions, and she actually told me the history behind this recipe. It’s actually a very simple recipe – a can of tomato soup, some milk, some cheese, and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, if desired. But my mom told me that she used to eat a version of it growing up. Her mom, my grandma, called it tomato gravy, and would just combine the soup and some milk and serve it over toast. When my mom was a mother herself, she started adding the cheese, and that is what I had growing up.
This is one of those meals that probably looks strange to some people, but to me it is pure comfort. Not to mention cheap and super easy. Anyone that can cook up a can of soup and make some toast can make this recipe. And when something reminds me of childhood, it’s always a good thing!!
Toast with Tomato Gravy
total time: 15 minutes
1 can tomato soup
1/2 can full of milk
about 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
8 slices of buttered toast
Combine the soup and milk in a saucepan and put over medium heat until warm. Stir in the cheese and stir until melted. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, if desired.
Serve over the warm, buttered toast.