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Dec 30, 2012 01:22 PM

suggestion for soup for New Year's Day open house?

I always have an Open House on New Years Day from noon to 4 p.m. I serve a ham, turkey, black eyed peas and always a tureen of soup. Looking for a suggestion. In the past, I've done leek and potato, corn chowder, shaker country chicken. Just looking for inspiration ...

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  1. I'll be thinking about this. In the meantime, tell me about your Shaker Country Chicken soup.

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    1. re: chloebell

      It's a recipe from Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, KY. Our family visited in the 70s and purchased their cookbook. We have enjoyed the recipe since that time. Chicken with celery, peppers, onion, and apple. It is finished with milk. I'll find the recipe and repost.

      1. re: jwg

        Funny-- I was going to suggest "Traditional Senegalese Soup '21' Club" (see Epicurious). Sounds very similar, with the addition of curry powder, raisins, and a little tomato paste. It's delicious, but maybe not different enough from what you've done in the past. Great minds and all...

        1. re: monfrancisco

          yes, there is curry in the shaker chicken soup recipe. you just jogged my memory!

    2. I make mushroom-barley soup that everyone likes. I use Moosewood recipe and add soaked porcini mushrooms to the soup.

      Another soup that I like in the winter is pea soup made with smoked turkey instead of ham and a few dry chilis.

      1. I've been craving beer cheese soup with popcorn on top for days.

        1. Because it is both delicious and colourful, I like curried butternut squash soups on such occasions-I mellow mine out with a can of mango, puree the results and spike it with rum.

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          1. re: LJS

            Ah, a butternut squash soup (w/apple and/or ginger) is so wonderful. So rich and satisfying.

          2. French Roasted Pumpkin and Celeriac with Walnut oil.