Is there anything more comforting than soup this time of year? Okay maybe mac & cheese and a costco sized pie come in at a close second, but one thing is certain – nothing is more awkward than eating soup in mixed company…

Specifically Phở. On a first date.

Slurpage, long noodles and composed grace do not co-exist in this world. Nor does “easy” exist when it comes to eating soup while standing up at an over-crowded holiday party trying to balance a cocktail in the other hand. Dribble on your dress much?

I digress.

Let’s talk simple solutions. Let’s talk soup shooters! Yes theses mini versions are cute, but they are also mess-free and a perfect way to introduce complex or intense flavors in little doses. The internet is weighed down with recipes that will satiate your holiday ho-downing, but this year you  might want to try something a little spicier…or a lot spicier depending how many peppers you toss in.

Who ever decided to thoss chipotle peppers and adobo sauce into a pumpkin soup is officially my new best friend. Spicy squash soups have become a holiday tradition with my family over the years and this new soup spin was quickly added to the repeat list after a Thanksgiving test drive. Serve it along side some  zippy endive cups filled with pears and goat cheese you’ve got a dynamic duo that will not only please your guest’s bellies but also cut out any consumption challenges or emergency rug clean ups.


Looking for more easy yet delicious ways to impress your guests this holiday?

Check out these Chorizo & Tortilla Chip Stuffing Bites – you can thank me later.