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Soup Swap 
Mar. 2, 2009 9:22 am 
Updated: Mar. 6, 2009 6:50 pm
I must have missed the memo when January 24 was declared National Soup Swap Day. Actually, this year marked its third anniversary, so I'm really behind the curve on this one. And I'm a girl who loves her soup. In fact, a bowl of soup would be just the thing on a cold, rainy day like today, and if I had been in on this soup swap thing, I'd be able to go to my freezer right now and pop out a quart or two of ready-to-heat homemade goodness. But no soup for me today!

If you're like me and are hearing about this for the very first time, here's the soup scoop. You know that big pot of soup you make? (I mean, who can make a small pot of soup?) It's comforting (and economical!) but it gets pretty boring after the second or third day, right? So why not invite some like-minded soupers over to exchange a few quarts of frozen soup? You'll stock up, they'll stock up, everyone goes home happy.

Here's a link that gives you some tips for organizing and hosting a soup swap. It sounds like a great way to connect with friends and neighbors, and try out lots of different soups! (Some soups freeze better than others, so it's worth it to find out what works best before you fire up the pot.)

I'm heading over right now to the Soup, Stews and Chili recipe collection for some inspiration!

Have you heard of this before? Have you been to one or hosted one? Drop me a note and tell me all about it. I'd love to hear from you!
Mar. 2, 2009 6:20 pm
Hi foodelicious! I've never heard of soup swap. It sounds fabulous! Unfortunately, while I probably know at least 50 people on AR who would love to do it, all of my real-life friends are lame-a$$es who don't make soup (but do eat mine). Keep us posted on your soup-swapping! :)
Mar. 3, 2009 8:06 am
I'm in agreement with sunnybyrd all my friends are lame-a$$es also who wouldn't know one end of a soup ladle from the other!!
Mar. 3, 2009 9:24 am
When I lived in Louisiana, my best friend and I traded leftovers all the time. Her husband was a big fan of my red beans and rice, and I loved her Italian spaghetti. Swapping is brilliant!
Mar. 6, 2009 6:50 pm
Hi there, contancting you because your intrests show asian cooking, and I'm looking for some help. I'm planning a small informal lunch for some Koreans that have recently immigrated to our very small Western Canadian prairie town. They are very eager to immerse themselves into small town prairie food and culture, we do a LOT of potlucks and lots of hanging out around the table. I'd like to serve something for lunch that has asian flavors, but not asian, and if it's a soup even better. I can cook, so I have that in my corner, however, living almost in the middle of nowhere presents a few grocery limitations. The first off being I can't get anything that comes from the ocean beyond the boxed and breaded "fish sticks", or a frozen party shrimp ring. I can get most bottled sauces, and a few spices, but nothing like bamboo shoots or the like. I could go on, but it's a small town with lots of farmers so use your imagination. Anyway, if you have any ideas I would love to hear them. You can email me
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