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Funky Soups

kturner79 Nov 8, 2007 07:57 AM

I'm planning a party and want to have soup and mashed potato shooters as hors d'eouvres - any ideas on something different and delicious?

  1. alkapal Nov 9, 2007 05:24 AM

    just curious, but how do you "shoot" mashed potatoes?

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    1. re: alkapal
      kturner79 Nov 9, 2007 06:32 AM

      You are correct - not really a shooter! I'd do it w/demi spoons but now am thinking of doing a mashed potato parfait instead (in martini glasses)!

      1. re: kturner79
        alkapal Nov 9, 2007 07:04 AM

        you could layer the taters with danhole's cheeseburger soup as your parfait if you use a wine glass!

    2. Cheese Boy Nov 8, 2007 10:46 PM

      Look down the left side of this 'Soupsong' page ... hot soups, cold soups, etc ...
      There's some funk to be had under those two topics for sure.

      Soupsong website ---> http://soupsong.com/

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        heatcrave Nov 8, 2007 11:24 AM

        What about a really awesome gazpacho? No need to worry about keeping it warm.......

        1. danhole Nov 8, 2007 08:25 AM

          What about a good steak soup. I don't have a recipe on hand, but I have had it before and it is so good. A sloppy stew type soup. Or a cheeseburger soup? I do have a recipe for that. Not terribly "gourmet" but very tasty.

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          1. re: danhole
            kturner79 Nov 8, 2007 10:24 AM

            Hey - thanks!! If you could forward me the cheeseburger soup that'd be awesome!


            1. re: kturner79
              danhole Nov 8, 2007 10:53 AM


              1 lb. ground beef
              3/4 c. chopped onion
              3/4 c. celery
              1 tsp basil
              1 tsp. parsley flakes
              3 c. chicken broth
              3/4 c. carrots
              4 c. diced potatoes
              4 Tbsp. butter
              1/4 c. flour
              8 oz. Velveeta, cubed
              1 1/2 c. milk
              Salt and pepper

              In a 3 quart saucepan, brown beef, onions, celery, basil, and parsley. Drain grease off. Add broth, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to boil and cook until vegetables are tender. In a small pan, melt butter and add flour. Whisk well. Add to boiling soup. Cook 2 minutes and reduce heat. Add cheese, milk and seasonings.

              Serves 4 - 6 people

              1. re: danhole
                alkapal Nov 9, 2007 05:23 AM

                will the guests be "shooting" the soup? if so, i would keep it of a smooth consistency -- without things that might inadvertently cause choking, or something going down the windpipe (like unchewed ground beef).

                chilled or warm curried carrot soup is so savory -- and smooth and creamy.

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