After a recent trip to a local winery on the outskirts of Kansas City, I have to tell you, I had the most amazing soup served as a coffee with whipped cream. Genius, and so delicious, I thought. What a fun way to serve Butternut Squash Soup.
I've made butternut squash soup before, however, this had such great twist with the presentation. This food truck, where we purchased the soup and other items at the vineyard, served the soup in a somewhat larger cardboard type coffee cup with whipped cream on top. Although they offered a generous portion, when I make this soup, I thought, I'll serve it in smaller coffee cups as by the time I got to the bottom of their cup, the soup was cold and I was already full.
I've chosen two recipes that I'd found online for this soup. I have not yet tried these recipes however, I do intend on doing so. Since I have two lovely pie pumpkins here at my house, I might make a pumpkin cappuccino soup. The possibilities are endless. Let me know if any of you try these recipes, and/or have a recipe of your own, and please share with us what you think of them.
I intend on finding out if the soup they prepared actually contained coffee. Of the two recipes here, one actually has coffee in it and the other is a straight up soup. If I had to guess, I'd say the cappuccino soup at the vineyard was without coffee as it was so think and rich. What might be fun is to try both of these recipes as one might actually be more of a dessert coffee and the other an appetizer.
I am really looking forward to making and serving this soup to my family. I'm certain that my step daughters will think that this is very fun. We like to have fun with food at our house! Holidays.....here they come!
Have fun with food. Remember, a meal can be a very fun sharing experience with your family and friends. It is what you make it - even if we sometimes have to fake it. :) The hostess is like a flight attendant, family members and guests look to you, the hostess, and if the hostess is stressed, no one will have a good time. Remember you, the hostess, are in charge. When anyone asks me, 'when are we eating?', with a smile I simply say, 'when it's ready'.