An interesting note about Seattle: weather can be so unpredictable. I remember the first 3 hours I was here, it rained, thundered/lightning, was sunny, then cloudy.
But on those rainy days, nothing beats some tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Allrecipes (compliments of MARBALET) has a great recipe from scratch (you can find it here). For a healthier option, I use half-and-half instead of heavy cream, and it still tastes delicious. Definitely make sure to use fresh ingredients. I recently bought a basil plant, and it has served me well; I definitely recommend using fresh basil.
For the grilled cheese, I used gruyere - can’t really go wrong with such a delicious cheese, especially melted. And when dipped in the tomato soup, it’s just the perfect thing for a cold rainy day.