Originally Posted by tdiprincess
Ok...so we're having some friends over on Sunday. I am definitely making ham and potato soup (cream)
I'm not sure about:
should I put veggies in the soup or on the side
if i did in it would be: carrots and celery, corns, green beans..
if on the side: carrots or corn
Then, what do I serve with it? I know I'd add a salad.
I don't want to just do cold cuts...any ideas?
and dessert: i was thinking some apple crisp...other ideas?
I like to grate a carrot or two for potato soup, and put it in with the chopped onion and a little bacon grease to cook in the pot. If you want to include celery, put it in at that time. You could put a little canned or frozen corn in at the last...I think that would be very good, as long as you don't overdo it.
Grilled cheese sandwiches, plain or fancy, are great with potato soup. I don't think you need anything else except the apple crisp.
If you do want to serve a salad, I'd make it small and simple, and do it as a first course or an appetizer. A few room temperature canned asparagus spears, with a pimento laid across the middle like a ribbon, laid on a pretty leaf of lettuce and drizzled with Catalina dressing, is a nice tidbit to start with.
Or you could wrap a few blanched or canned asparagus spears with a thin slice of deli ham, top with your favorite cheese, and run under the broiler until the cheese melts.
If you're intent on making a balanced meal, instead of a salad, you could offer a vegetable tray with a Ranch or French onion dip as an appetizer.
Hope I helped!