so many soups...which do I choose? I finally decided on 3 - one meaty, one veggie and one creamy. Clam chowder came to mind for the latter but I settled on a corn chowder with chicken and potato. Also, a bean soup with spinach and tomatoes and the beef will also include mushrooms and rice. A selection of condiments - croutons, shredded cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream, baconcrumbles - and a bread basket will round out the menu.
All this brings to mind the old folk tale, Stone Soup. The theme of sharing, especially food, really resonates with me.