Your Holiday Party With Warming Potato Soup and Other Menu Treats

A simple holiday party can be great fun for any special occasion from the popular Christmas party to a lesser known and celebrated event such as your family’s own moving party! For food at this holiday party you can make up some of the tastiest and most popular menu items around.

Everyone loves a good pizza party and throwing your holiday event with several pizzas is a good way to fill the guests up. You can also serve more traditional lunch buffet foods such as a nice potato soup and salad pairing. You can make up a couple of different soups for the party, one cream based and the other broth based so the guests have more variety. A good potato soup along with some vegetable soup is a good pairing. You can also make up sandwiches for the guests at your holiday party or place all the mixings’ for sandwiches out on the buffet table.

Holiday Potato Soup

For this Holiday favorite you’ll need the following items: 2 tablespoons ham base, 8 cups chicken broth, 1 cup chopped yellow onion, 12 tablespoons butter, 2 pounds potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch cubes, 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 cups milk, and 2/3 cup flour.

You’ll start this holiday dish by mixing chicken broth and ham base in a sauce pan. Stir the mixture until its smooth. In a separate pot, melt half of the butter with onion. Sauté the onions until they become transparent. Add the potatoes and pepper to the onions.

Mix in the chicken broth base and stir until the ingredients are all well-mixed. Bring the soup to a boil. In another pan melt the rest of the butter and add flour until well mixed. Cook the flour/butter mixture until it is a golden color and comes to a boil. When the soup mix reaches boiling add the roux to it. Mix well until smooth. Bring it back to a boil and slowly add the milk while stirring constantly. Cook until it thickens while stirring constantly to keep milk from separating.

A warm potato soup can heat up your guests on the coldest of nights for the holiday party. You’ll want lots of paper goods for the guests to slurp up their soup and goodies from.


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