I've got a great boyfriend.
Why? Well, after the long, cool, dreary, rainy day we had yesterday, I found myself at home immediately after work, craving a grilled cheese sandwich. Dan called about two seconds after I walked in the door, letting me know he was on his way over. (We had planned to have a low-key Tuesday night "date" last night. I was going to cook, and that was about it.) Despite the monsoon-like downpour conditions outside, Dan was happy to stop and pick up bread and cheese so I could feed that craving!
And not just any bread and cheese -- 100% whole-wheat bread, and local Monterey Jack cheese. Yay Dan.
While Dan was battling the rain, I made my sweet potato coconut curry soup, and a quick side salad topped with roasted candy-stripe beets, local goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, and a drizzle of olive oil:
The sandwich was cheesy, crispy, and ever-so slightly greasy, the soup was sweet and spicy, and the salad was clean, crisp, and earthy from those beets. Lots of flavors and textures -- a great soup, salad, sandwich kind of dinner!