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A Casual Rooftop Dinner Party + Potato Soup

While I love a colorful glittery party more than any 31 year old woman should admit, I have a confession to make. In all honesty, it’s casual yet beautiful at-home entertaining that is my true love. You don’t need balloons. (Although I really really love balloons.) You don’t need fancy garland or oversized piñatas. (Although I really really love fancy garland and oversized piñatas.) All you need is a gathering of your favorite people, delicious food, a handful of pretty linens, and plenty of tasty beverages. Take this casual rooftop dinner party shared by Ani over at Fluxi On Tour. We’re talking a huge bowl of homemade potato soup, mason jars stuffed with fresh herbs and chives and baked apple rings for that little something sweet. This is as good as it gets, friends. Scroll down for the potato soup recipe and be sure to visit Fluxi On Tour for all the other recipes, too!

A Casual Rooftop Dinner Party

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Homemade Potato Soup

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  • 2lb potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tsp dried rosemary
  • 3 tsp thyme
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Minced chives to garnish

Chop the onion finely. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into wedges. Heat the oil in a large pot, add minced onion, potatoes, salt, pepper to taste and sauteé for 5 minutes while stirring. Add rosemary and thyme and sauteè for another 3 minutes. Pour the broth to the potatoes so they are fully covered, add the bay leaves and cook until potatoes are completely tender. Turn the heat off. Remove bay leaves out and pureé the potatoes with an immersion blender. Turn the heat on low and cook for an additional 5 minutes. If need be, add additional broth if the soup is too thick.

A Casual Rooftop Dinner Party

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A Casual Rooftop Dinner Party

Thanks so much for sharing, Ana! xoxo

[Photos + recipe by Ana of Fluxi On Tour.]

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Emmelynn

Sunday 25th of May 2014

Looks amazing! Are the Pancakes and Pigs in a Blanket vegan as well? Tried to get on the "Fluxi on Tour" for more recipes and was not successful. Can you help me?

Rita

Monday 14th of April 2014

This looks so delicious! And so cozy - makes me happy that we're now well into Autumn down here!

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Friday 11th of April 2014

[...] 5. Homemade Potato Soup, anyone? Did I mention rooftop dinner party? Well then click here. [...]

cyd

Thursday 10th of April 2014

Agreed, Phi! So so pretty and I am absolutely making this soup. ;-)

cyd

Thursday 10th of April 2014

Thanks, Michael! I have to agree. I think this is really fabulous. I'll see if Ana has a source for the linens!