LindySez party tip: Make the soup (without the cream) up to 3 days before the party. Make the croutons and spread as well. Keep the soup covered in the refrigerator, heat gently and add the cream at the last minute. Keep the croutons in a zip-top bag. Keep the spread, covered, in the refrigerator. Take the spread out at least ½ hour before serving, to allow it to warm up so it doesn’t break the croutons when you spread it.