Soup spells comfort ― in my dictionary, anyway ― and that's exactly what many people yearn for after the overindulgent holiday season.
A mug or bowl of steaming broth can soothe frayed nerves and recharge party conversation to get the new year off to a happy start.
Best of all, a selection of soups is a simple way to entertain casually. Our flavorful soups range from thin to thick, and all make enough to feed a crowd ― they can even be made in advance.
Make one soup for 8 to 12 guests, or serve all four for a big group.
Have partygoers ladle soup into mugs or small bowls, and offer condiments so they can tailor each soup to their liking.
Wine pairings: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfanel, or Chianti. Find the right wine