Beat the fall cooking blahs with a soup swap! Here’s how.
It is positively brisk outside these days, and nothing warms you up from the inside like a piping hot bowl of soup. The trouble with soup is that the canned variety can be awfully salty and kind of boring, and we’re often too busy around the holidays to cook up lots of soups ourselves. Soup swap to the rescue!
Instead of cooking up batch after batch of soup, you can team up with some friends! Everyone cooks up one giant batch of his or her very best soup, packages it up in quart-sized containers, and on swap day, everyone trades up!
Organizing Your Soup Swap
There are a 3 keys to planning a successful soup swap. You need someone in charge of coordinating and to host the swap, and there are a few things you’ll want to decide:
- How many quarts of soup are people making? Soup swaps are best when everyone brings the same amount of soup.
- Do any participants have dietary restrictions? Not everyone needs to adhere to folks’ restrictions, but it helps to know up front what your soup audience is.
- What snacks will you serve? Talking about soup is bound to make everyone hungry, so have some snacks and drinks available at your swap.
Once everyone knows how much soup to make and what ingredients (if any) they need to avoid, you can all get cooking!
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Image Credit: Photo by Becky Striepe