A big pot of soup is such a perfect meal to make for friends (especially on a snowy day like today). We love it because:
It can be hearty, fancy, comforting or exotic, depending on your mood and ingredients.
It's hard to really mess it up.
You can make it ahead so you aren't working away when you could be visiting.
A simple green salad tastes so good with it.
You can buy some delicious bread as a side (Red Hen, yum).
And finally, you can freeze whatever is left for a future treat.
To serve up this deliciousness, we wish we had these small porcelain cups from White Forest Pottery. They have a white glaze on the inside and a warm amber glaze on the outside.
The set of 4 is $69. Be warned - there are lots of gorgeous things on the White Forest site...