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Host the coziest party of the season! Gather together some friends for a Fall Soup Swap Party
Cooler, rainy days send me thinking about one type of food – soup. All different kinds of soup. Multitudes of soup. A plethora of soups. How exactly does one go about making a plethora of soups? Easy, throw a soup swap party!
The premise for a soup swap party is fairly simple. Invite a handful of guests, 4 is a good number, and ask each guest to make a different soup. Then have them each bring 6 equal containers of soup to the party. If you’re counting you will realize that you are throwing a party with 5 guest, including yourself, and there are 6 containers of each kind of soup. One container from each guest is to eat at the party. Then each guest takes home one of each kind of soup including the one that they brought. (You could also have each person bring 1 less container of soup and not take home any of the soup they brought.)
As party host it would be fun to have some additional soup toppings available. I made these super easy Parmesan Crisps. Start by pre-heating your oven to 400 degrees. Put heaping tablespoons of shredded parmesan cheese onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake the cheese for about 4 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool.
The parmesan crisps were the perfect addition to this mug of tomato bisque soup. I also served thin breadsticks that I picked up pre made at the grocery store and corn-cakes. That would be pancakes, but made from cornbread. You could serve pasta chips, french bread, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, whatever toppings would go well with the soup that your guests are bringing.
Creating the right ambiance for a party is just as important as having good food. I picked up a couple Glade® Jar candles while I was getting my soup ingredients. With fall on my mind I grabbed some appropriate fall scented candles. Nothing like the smell of pumpkin to make me ready to eat some soup!
From apples to pumpkins, the colors and smell of fall makes me want to start cooking. How do the smells of fall inspire you? Let me know!