Easter is the first official holiday of spring, replete with Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and egg dyeing. Easter is also a family day. Relatives often gather together to celebrate the holiday and enjoy a meal together. If you live far from relatives and can’t attend family get-togethers, there are ways of bridging the distance on Easter. One way is to send soup in the form of a Thinking Of You Package from Spoonful of Comfort.

Easter Soup

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The package contains a 64-oz. jar of sensational soup, a half dozen bacci rolls, a half dozen cookies, a ladle to serve up the soup, a personalized note card, and colorful packaging that is a treat in itself. You can choose from any of the following soups: butternut squash, country fresh tomato basil, and of course, chicken noodle.

If you are hosting a celebration this year, you can order Spoonful of Comfort soup for your guests or make your own. A good choice for the season is the hearty and flavorful Spring Garlic Soup. Try this recipe for a soup that’s sure to please.

Spring Garlic Soup

  • 2 ounces of olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 cups of spring garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2-3 cups of heavy cream
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Sautee the onions and spring garlic in olive oil until they become translucent. Add salt and pepper for seasoning. Add chicken stock. Turn the stove to medium then add the diced potatoes, cooking until they are tender. Add the heavy cream and continue cooking on low heat for another 10 minutes.

Let the mixture cool down a little bit and puree in a blender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Strain the mixture using a fine metal strainer.

Garnish with any of the following: julienne prosciutto, chopped fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, roasted garlic croutons, chiffonade of basil, or Parmesan crostini.