I can't take credit for this idea - I saw it on a website somewhere (sorry, I don't remember where) and though it was so cute. I thought my kids would jump for joy at this new presentation of a standard lunch at our house, but they were oblivious to the fact that Mom tried something new. Maybe that's a good sign - they aren't creatures of habit anymore when it comes to food. (Amen!)
I used the little appetizer plates and oval verrines from Epicure Selections (they also come in a tapered version) and just served up some cream of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich wedges. (I put all four wedges on the plate for the kids' lunch, but I thought a single sandwich wedge would be more photogenic.)
This would be a fun appetizer for a party - you could make up some gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches (brie & pear, bacon & cheddar, etc) along with a homemade version of the soup just to class it up a little bit. Or you could be as basic as I was today -- canned tomato soup and Kraft Singles cheese slices in the sandwich. You really can't go wrong with tomato soup and grilled cheese, no matter how you serve it up!