A soothing, warming soup perfect for the holidays. To make this creamy pumpkin soup even more satisfying, try topping with a dollop of goat cheese "mousse," created by simply mixing softened goat cheese into whipped cream. Add a spoonful of the mousse to the soup just before serving.
This is a dish that is so elegant looking that guests will think you spent the day in the kitchen. Yellow and red beets are roasted until tender, then sliced and layered with a chive-flavored Goat cheese. The whole dish can be made ahead of time, making it an ideal first course for any dinner party. It also makes a great lunch dish, served with crusty bread and an arugula salad.