Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soups on!

I have 5 quarts of delicious soup in my freezer just waiting for me. I just participated in my second soup swap and I’m so excited to know that a nice warm meal is already made. If you’ve never done a soup swap here’s the deal. You find a group of friends or neighbors that are willing to participate. Six or more people works nicely. Each person then chooses a soup that they want to make. You then prepare a predetermined amount. This time we made 4 quarts of our soup. Last time it was six quarts. This will depend on how many people you have participating in the swap. If you have six people then make 4 quarts. More people means you make a bigger batch of soup. Then you put your soup into nice 1-quart storage containers. I like the kind with twist on lids. You all get together with your soup and take turns picking which soups you will go home with.

I made 5 quarts of potato soup, one to keep for myself and the other four to swap. I came home with a quart each of: pasta fagioli, bean with ham, chicken noodle and cabbage soup. Plus I have a quart of the one I made. Now when the cold is really getting to me I can heat up a nice pot of homemade soup. Add a salad and some bread and Yummm!!!!!

You can have a ton of fun with this and try some different soups. We were fairly safe this time. There was some talk about trying a carrot and ginger soup. Last time I made a pea soup. That now seems to be the running joke. Apparently not everyone has an adventurous palate. One of my friends brought this to the swap for me.

Funny… funny girl.

January is national soup month so you can try a few recipes for yourself.

So, what’s your favorite “baby, it’s cold out” comfort food????


Intense Guy said...

Mmmmm mmmm goood! This Mom's soups are mmm mmm good!


My favorite cold weather comfort food is mashed potatoes with creamed corn on 'em.

kyooty said...

and warm food is good food!

blueviolet said...

I love chili in the cold months. It's hearty and feel good for me. I really like that idea of a soup swap too. Nothing like soup and warm bread.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

what a fun idea now to find people to do it with. I wish my church had younger people my age that would be fun doing it with. Sadly most are on the older side and not really able to do all these fun things.

LOL not a pea fan ... I would have brought that to you ... LOL ;)

Anonymous said...

A soup swap! What an awesome idea!!

Jan said...

Well, my favorite cold weather comfort food used to be chili, but I think the red posole I made last week may be the new one.

Debbie said...

I do love soup. I made a nice cream soup last night with broccoli, cauliflower, and mushroom. Your swap sounds perfect.

Teaching Heart Mom said...

oooo... pea soup!

hey, you make me happy and I tagged you over at my blog... so tell us what makes you happy! I am guessing Pea Soup and Wine will be on that list! Ha-ha!