Easy Entertaining: Soup and Salad

Monday, October 17, 2016

 I remember the first time I hosted a playdate. Emma was two years old, and we invited a friend from music class and her mother to join us for lunch. I labored over what to serve. As the mother of a toddler, I didn't have tons of time to spend in the kitchen preparing an elaborate meal. But on the other hand, I wanted to make a good impression.

What did I finally decide on for our lunch? Soup and salad. Sounds really simple and unimpressive, but let me tell you, they loved it! I made a basic tortellini in broth and a simple mixed greens salad.

These days, I rely on the simple comfort of soup and salad for lunch time entertaining. It's always a crowd pleaser. For those times when I can't spend all day in the kitchen whipping up a batch from scratch, I head straight for a box of Good Natured Soups from Progresso. Good Natured Soups are hearty, vegetable-based soups made from the fresh and real ingredients. There are no GMOs, artificial colors and flavors, or preservatives.

Good Natured Soups are available in three delicious flavors and are an excellent (and easy!) way to get your daily dose of veggies.

For a recent luncheon, I paired the Hearty Tomato Good Natured Soup with a warm goat cheese salad. The hearty soup paired wonderfully with the light salad and made for a satisfying lunch that was neither too heavy nor too light.

Other ideal pairings include:
  • A sandwich - you can't go wrong with a grilled cheese.
  • Crusty rolls or sliced ciabatta bread
  • Caesar salad
Good Natured Soups are filled with chunks of veggies. The Hearty Tomato variety contains chunks of carrots and celery in every bite. And what could be easier than pouring it into a saucepan and heating it to perfection?


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