Soup Swap: Guest and Participant

My chef buddy had a soup swap at his charming stone cottage.  Seven soup makers put their 6 quarts of frozen soup in the middle of the table.

All participants put 6 quarts of frozen soup on the table labeled with the type it was.
All participants put 6 quarts of frozen soup on the table labeled with the type it was.

Part of the party is “The Telling of the Soup” whereby each soup-maker tells a tall tale or true story of their soup and why anybody would want to choose it. (The first person whose soup is cleared from the table usually gets a prize.)

My soup was rich and had chocolate which seemed to intrigue everyone.
My soup was rich and had chocolate which seemed to intrigue everyone.

As you know I made my own creation of “White Bean and Chocolate Chicken Chili”.  To tell about it I wore a disguise to make an impression on the other guests.

I wore a pair of funny glasses and a custom made rat hat and ensured everyone that there was NO rat in the soup.
I wore a pair of funny glasses and a custom made rat hat and ensured everyone that there was NO rat in the soup.

I don’t know if it was the get-up or the chocolate but I won the prize.  My soup was gone first.

My prize was a small Longaberger basket and liner.
My prize was a small Longaberger basket and liner.

And I came home with 2 quarts of roast pork vegetable soup, and 1 quart each of Italian sausage soup, beef stew, friendship soup, and tortellini soup.

Now I have a variety of soups in the freezer.
Now I have a variety of soups in the freezer.

Good eating for cold weather.

What are you cooking?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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