Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Super Busy Week and Needing a Suggestion for Drinkable Soup

As you might guess, this week leading up to the graduation reception for my daughter is a busy one for me. We shifted the time of the reception from just an afternoon one to a later hour to accommodate some guests who are important to our family. This means that our gathering is crossing the dinner hour, and I want to include more substantial foods that can still be eaten while standing or off of a lap (no knives, finger foods are preferable). I've decided that in addition to serving small sandwiches and appetizers, I will serve a soup to be consumed from cups, ie. drinkable. The weather forecast suggests cool-ish temperatures, so a hot soup will work out fine. I'm looking for suggestions for a soup that does not require a spoon, but could be sipped from a cup -- no or minimal chunks in the liquid. In addition, I want the soup to be substantial enough to be filling. I could make it from scratch or partially from scratch the day before or the morning of. I'm all ears for suggestions!

17 comments:

Unknown said...

If you have frozen butternut squash - I love a butternut squash bisque. Or a pureed tomato basil soup.

Kris said...

I typically make chunky soups so I don't have a suggestion, except that Live&Learn has this recipe posted: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qDOHIoAd5bILwdKujOv1qNy7xPwOKre_fXApq4s4iow/edit for a pumpkin peanut butter soup. I've always wanted to try it.


Wishing you well during this busy time!

Doc said...

Potato soup, pureed and thinned some with broth or stock. Consider toppings options to be added? Chives, sprinkle of cheese? Also thinner pureed tomato soup/bisque, or tomato-basil.

Cheryl said...

I think potato or clam chowder with the potatoes pureed. That sounds good.

Alice said...

I vote for all the soups listed above but add some flat bread sticks to act as the "spoon" and used for dipping. It's a bit heartier and could hold up to a cup of soup. Tomato soup? Creamy chicken?

Alice

live and learn said...

I was thinking of a tomato soup of some sort would be fairly inexpensive to make. Also, any soup can be blended to be smooth and/or drinkable.

Jennifer said...

This roasted potato soup is awesome and could be thinned to drinkable with more milk or chicken broth. I make it with 2% milk instead of cream, and I've never tried the Worcestershire and rosemary that this blogger added to the original recipe. It's really flavorful, and you could come up with some inexpensive toppings like croutons or potato chip crumbs.

https://www.afamilyfeast.com/roasted-potato-soup/

Making Cents Of It All said...

I was thinking a potato or tomato soup. I love grilled cheese with tomato soup.

Allie said...

How about a miso soup? I always love starting with a cup of that at a sushi place. It's actually super simple and extremely affordable to make, if you can find the ingredients. Not sure what access you have to Asian groceries, but you can buy a granulated mix for the broth that miso soup is made from, called "dashi," just like a chicken bouillon, except made from steeping seaweed. Besides that, all you need to make the soup is to stir in some miso paste! If you're feeling fancy, you can add some tiny cubes of soft tofu or some green onions, but the restaurant version is usually pretty sparse, and I like it that way! And it's very drinkable. Here's a nice simple recipe from Bon Apetit:

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/elemental-miso-soup

A note on miso: I keep a tub in my fridge at all times. I don't go through it very quickly, but it literally never goes bad, because it's fermented, like a pickle! I like to add a big spoonful to my ramen, and it makes it AMAZING. I know you've been cooking ramen yourself lately, so this cheap staple might not be bad to try to up the ante on your ramen game and make it an even heartier meal. :)

Allie said...

Come to think of it, I bet you could just use chicken bouilion instead of dashi, and no one would be any the wiser! Chicken broth + miso paste = miso soup. Easy!

Frugal in the USA said...

I vote for cream of tomato with basil and breadsticks.

CTMOM said...

I immediately thought of tomato or cream of tomato soup. Any roasteed veg can be cooked with some broth/milk and pulsed into a puree-use what you have. What's in the garden or in the pantry that you can turn to? If you have a ton of homemade, frozen stock as I do, a cream of chicken would work.

Anonymous said...

I also vote for tomato basil with breadsticks. That would compliment sandwiches quite well. If sushi was served I would definitely want miso soup as Allie suggested. BTW, Allie, we tried the peanut butter/hoisin sauce that you recommended and we loved it. It went with fish quite well to our surprise. Sometimes we eat our spring rolls with oriental salad dressing too.

YHF

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I'd make tomato soup because some people with gerd stay away from tomato based dishes as its too acidic for them.I make a cream of potato,veg, soup that's very good.Add chopped potato,celery,onion to a pot and add any veg. you like such as carrot ,asparagus,broccoli,cauliflower,etc.Cover with water and add chicken boullion and pepper,cook until soft and then puree with an immersion blender.Thin it with milk and add a handful of grated cheddar.Adjust spices to taste.I use lactose free milk and old cheddar because that's lactose free also.A great way to get extra veggies into children who hate veggie chunks!

knitter4years said...

I vote for potato soup as well but I highly recommend blending in cheese. You

Allie said...

YAY so glad you loved it! And love the idea of it with fish, YUM. How good would a spring roll stuffed with a piece of fried fish be?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we use prepared frozen fish sticks (pollock), chicken nuggets, canned fish steaks. So easy and cheap. No fancy cooking!

YHF