Wednesday

~Soup for Two~


Tablescape Thursday, from the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Stop by Between Naps on the Porch, where Susan hosts this fabulous event, showing creative tablescapes all around blogdom.
The table, set for lunch, at the lake. I used a quilt, turned to the reverse side, for the tablecloth. The stripe is green on a creamy white background. The green is repeated in the mug. Napkins of brown, green, creamy white, khaki and lavender stripes, were also used.

I've rolled two wonderful events into one post, with the addition of Foodie Friday, hosted by Gollum, at Designs by Gollum. This is the first week for the event. I'm looking forward to seeing foodie posts, every week. I know it will be fun!
Participating in Foodie Friday, does not require one to cook from scratch. In fact, cooking isn't a requirement, either. I chose the no cooking option, for my inaugural Foodie Friday post.

We first tried the Campbell's V8 soups, last fall. Oh my goodness, so delicious! There is a variety of soups available. Our choice for today was Butternut Squash, which I served with Pillsbury flaky biscuits and fresh brewed iced tea.

I've also served this Butternut Squash soup with grilled pork chops, wild & long grain rice, and a salad of mixed greens.

Our soup for 2 lunch, besides being tasty, was quick and easy. Perfect for lazy winter days at the lake.

74 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Yummy! We enjoy the Tomato Herb! Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Comfort food!

♥ Kathy said...

You even make a quilt look like it belongs on your table :) That's very pretty Pat

Cathy said...

Pat,
Looks delicious! I love your table setting too! I think I'll make soup tonight. Thanks for the idea!
Cathy:)

salmagundi said...

I just saw those soups advertised and was going to try them. Thanks for the review - I definitely will now. Love the simplicity of your table. Sally

Nancy said...

Hi Pat, That is such a nice looking tablescape! I love that soup..it is sooo good! Blessings, Nancy

Susan said...

Love the quilt as a tablecloth! I am going to have to try the soups... I hadn't seen them yet!~ Susan

Mrs.DD said...

Looks yummy! I love the way you used the back side of the quilt for your tablecloth. Great idea!

Suzanne said...

Soup looks and sounds yummy! I love the table setting too. My MIL always uses quilts as tablecloths, makes the table so cozy and the food taste better!

marty39 said...

Your tablescape is just wonderful, I especially like the lantern and how creative to use the quilt for a cloth. Your menu sounds soooo good. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

I'm going to have to try those two soups. They sound good. I love lanterns. They are so versatile. Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I love the tablscape you did, and I will have to be sure and try those soups!

That candle lantern is neat, and I also like how you staggered those three hanging lights above the table.

Great job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tootsie said...

that soup looks yummy!!!! and that lantern....just perfect!

~CC Catherine said...

Loved your tips of using the quilt...and the table looks so nice! The soup yummy! ;) ~CC Catherine

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Pat! Your table is so lovely and that soup looks so good. I didn't realize V8 was making soup. Yum, it looks so good! Now that quilt is so lovely. You know how to do everything so well. You're my hero! Well, I guess, you're my heroine! lol
Oh, about your comment to me - I'm so glad you human! Makes me feel so much better! You are way up there on a pedestle to me!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brenda said...

The table setting is so romantic even though simple. Sometimes simple is better.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your table looks wonderful! I haven't tried those soups. Usually I make my own, but those do sound delicious!
Penny

xinex said...

Hi Pat! The soup looks so good and appetizing and the color is so attractive. I love your lantern on the table. Simple but very pretty table setting!...Christine

Bo said...

Hi Pat...I LOVE the Campbell's Butternut Squash Soup & have added a dab of sour cream to enrich it...I've served this a couple of times at a ladies' luncheon & got raves...I told them it was Grandmother Campbell's recipe...LOL
then I let them in on my 'secret'..
;-) Bo

Charli and me said...

Your soup looks so delicious Pat. I just love your tablescape and especially the centerpiece. It is very different and looks lovely on your table.

bj said...

Your table looks just precious..just like you!
I have used the soups, too, and we love all we have tried.
It seems as if you are having a nice, relaxed time at the lake. So glad...
hugs, bj

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, I love your table. The lantern is so unique. I love that you've used a quilt as your tablecloth. Makes the soup look even more delicious looking. I'm definetly going to try some of these..would make my life easier for a bit...lol... Wanted to tell you we saw a Robin the other day as well..none since..It was a small sign of hope that Spring was here..lol..hugs ~lynne~

Gollum said...

LOVE your idea of using a quilt on the table. It's just perfect. The lantern is magical. My husband will love the tomato soup.

Your dishes are beautiful, like sculpture around the soup.

ellen b said...

What a great setting. I love the use of that quilt!! Happy TT!

Kathy said...

Beautiful tablescape!
xo...Kathy

Lisa said...

What a beautiful table setting Pat and I love the Island. It fits in perfect with your home.
Blessings
Lisa

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat,
Love your table. Using the quilt is a great idea.

Thanks for telling us about the soups. I don't think I've noticed them here...will have to look!

tardevil said...

Now, that sounds like a perfect, relaxing day to me!

Kathleen said...

What a peaceful setting, and the soup looks delicious!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Pat...I love your idea of using a quilt as a tablecloth! Your lantern is gorgeous! Yes, I have tried that soup and it is very good! Have a great evening!...Debbie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

It's so simple and so elegant.

tam said...

Your table looks as yummy as your lunch! Thanks for the foddie tip too! Hope you are having an awesome week~Tam :D

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

this looks great. I like how you used the other side of the quilt for your table. I have used the back side of placemats or the neutral side of a print tablecloth. It's fun to try and come up with something different. Boy would I love to try that soup! Great post!
blessings,
Debbie

Pamela said...

I tried the butternut squash soup, too -- but it just wasn't as good as my sisters. But, her table didn't look pretty. So it's all square.
ha!

santamaker said...

Soup sounds good and this is the perfect setting! Love the rustic lamp in the center.

carolinajewel said...

Lovely table. Like the quilt and love that lantern! I like the 3 tealights and how they echo the overhead lamp! :D Jewel

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

That's one classy soup and table, love it! So easy too,thanks for sharing another lovely home setting.

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

I love your table setting. I used to have that fabulous lantern with the "floating" candles. I like to use quilts for table coverings also. They can inspire the rest of your design.

CC said...

That lantern is soooo cute! I love how tall it is that you don't need much else on the table. Awesome setup...

Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Lovely serene table. Love those pendant lights!

Thansk for teh heads up about the V8 soups. we've tried the Smoky Corn Chowder & didn't care for it but I'll give the ones you mentioned a try.

Gaston Studio said...

Love the butternut squash, almost restaurant quality.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

YUM!! I love a good butternut squash soup!!

Helen said...

Both the tablescape and the potluck offering are great! I am going to search in my linen closet for the perfect quilt to use as a table covering ~ brilliant!

OldBagNewTricks said...

Pat, you make soup for two into an elegant event! Ahhhhh, this is what lunch should be.

Jenny

Anonymous said...

I love butternut squah soup, tried that and I didn't like it at all.

Your table looks very nice. Love the lantern.

Fifi Flowers said...

I could sure use some soup!

Linda said...

Pat, love the textures and simplicity of this tablescape. Like the lantern, neat!
Great job, yummy soup too.
Linda Q

Carmi said...

The temp's been diving outside all day. The snow's flying and the wind's picking up, too. Typical winter's day in these parts.

Soup would be great right about now. Such comfort in the midst of freezing temps.

Bonnie said...

Hi Pat, I love the simplicity of your tablescape. Thanks for sharing. Speaking of soup even tho I live in San Diego it's freezing. I need a bowl of tomato soup right now! Enjoy your day, Bonnie

Catherine Holman said...

I haven't heard of these soups before, but will definitely try them! I like the idea of the Foodie Fridays.
Hugs,
Cathie

Suzy said...

I'll have to be on the lookout for these soups. They look great. I am hoping to participatei in Foodie Friday. Thanks for kicking us off :-)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Simple and pretty. That soup looks delicious. I have been a bit intimidated to post on my new blog to Met. Monday, Tablescape Tues. etc., but you have given me a big boost of confidence, Pat. While I admire many fancy settings, it isn't what I have the time or resources for right now. Simple is also very pretty. Thanks.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love that latern on your table, and how smart to use the wrong side of a quilt for a tablecloth. The soup looks delicious! laurie

Chari said...

Hi Pat...

I just love your "Soup for Two" tablescape...so beautifully romantic! Everything is beautiful but that rustic looking lantern just makes the table...that and the colors and texture of the pretty quilt table covering...genius!!!

I've wondered about the new V-8 soups...the butternut squash sounds absolutely scrumptious! I'll have to give it a try!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

janet said...

love the simplicity of your setting, so pretty, and the soup looks so delicious
hugs
janet

JudyBug said...

I love soup but have never tried the V-8. I can't imagine why cause I love V-8. Love your table and the soup tip.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Pat, Clever idea using the quilt! Love your creativity! The soup looked delicious!

Barb said...

Pat, I love it. Your style is so uncluttered. Really lovely!

Dixie said...

Pat... ya got me with that upside down quilt for the tablecloth... while just looking at your tablescape... I was wondering... "where'd she get that unusual tablecloth?"... thanks for answering that one...

Ricky and I frequently have simple soup like tomato, and grilled cheese sandwiches for supper on a cold winter evening... your tablescape makes me think of those evenings... so cozy and romantic! hugs. Dixie

cityfarmer said...

so much to say and so much to read...what's a blogger nut to do?????

I'm always soothed HERE....AND i'm in the mood for soup

Light and Voices said...

We are expecting 6 to 8 inches of snow Saturday in Chicagoland area. I expect soup will be on our menu this week-end. Progresso with lite salt has been our choice lately. Perhaps we will try this brand. Never had it! Love the lantern, the quilt put on table back side, and simple is divine!
Joyce

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I rarely like soup unless it is totally homemade, but I am going to try these...they sound wonderful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I'm starving, and I have to travel today. I think I'll stop by Publix and get some of that soup to have when I get to where I'm going! :-) I have always loved tomato soup... it's great comfort food.

I commented on your beautiful table earlier, but let me say again, I love your tablescapes and really everything you do.

Happy Foodie Friday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Gollum said...

I'm going to look for this soup at Publix (my only hangout these days--but a good one!). Hope you and your husband are having a peaceful weekend at the cabin.
Thanks so much for your beautiful entry!
Hugs,
G

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Love that lamp in the center. Am going to have to try those soups. Have never seen them before, but then wasn't looking for them either. ;) Have a beautiful weekend!
Tammy

mbkatc230 said...

Your table is just lovely for a lunch for 2. I love these soups also, have not tried the butternut squash yet. Off to the store for me! Kathy

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh, your table is lovely and welcoming. I love the muted colors, the quilt and the lantern add the perfect touch.

Ummm! And soup is one of my favorite meals. Absolutely delightful!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a warm, cozy and welcoming lunch setting!
Have a fabulous weekend!
;-D

annie said...

The light in the middle is the most darling little lantern I have ever seen.
What delightful table setting.

imjacobsmom said...

Such a cozy and wonderfully comforting meal on such a blustery snowy afternoon. ~ Robyn

Suzy said...

Love the last photo. Your soup matches your candle! I could never get that to happen lol.

Beth at Aunties said...

I didn't know they made soup! So yummy looking.

The quilt looks great on your table. You truly amaze me:-)


♥♥♥
Beth

Lady Katherine said...

I love your soup for two! The table is set so simple, but elagant for soup! I just love it! Now we need to try out these soups! Thanks for sharing Campbell soups!

Love Where You Live said...

I love soup; I'll have to try this brand. Your table is very inviting...loved the quilt idea. I like reusing things in different, inventive ways. cheers -s

Lallee said...

I've been meaning to try their soups. The Butternut sounds really good! I have been on a Progresso Hearty Tomato kick this past week. Thank you for the review. I will get some my next trip!