Cozy Weekend Special

books_coffeeThere are a whole lot of reasons to get cozy this weekend. The election results could be bumming you out … or maybe you are celebrating or figuring it all out and cautiously contemplating the future. One thing is for sure, in northern New England, we’ll be doing the whole chilly and partly cloudy thing. It seems like a great time to take a break from politics and make some soup.

Celebration, commiseration or contemplation, feel free to invite friends in for a cozy evening by the fire. Here are a few thoughts if you’d like help with the menu:

Pour a glass of wine and pass some delicious appetizers. I can suggest Butternut Squash Tartlets or Mushroom Crostini. Or let your friends help themselves to Gorgonzola & Walnut Shortbread with Savory Fig Jam.

stirring_the_potNow, what about that soup? With chilly air and cloudy skies, I’m thinking hearty. If you are too, you must try my French Lentil Soup with Chicken and Sausage, Harira (Middle Eastern Soup with Chicken, Chick-Peas and Lentils) or Raviolis in Broth with Turkey Meatballs & Greens.They are all full of flavors and delicious at the end of late autumn day.

If you’d like to add a salad, I can suggest a couple of my favorites. Roasted vegetables make a great addition to the greens in my Roasted Cauliflower, Radicchio & Arugula Salad and Mixed Greens with Roasted Beets & Goat Cheese.

For a cheery dessert, think mini. A sweet little treat might be a Pumpkin Cupcake or Mini Tarte Tatin.

Have a cozy weekend and bon appétit!

What’s up with you for the weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!

© Susan W. Nye, 2016

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