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!