Making Your Soup
You can really make any soup you like for your soup swap! The real trick is making enough soup. Four to 6 quarts is a good amount for a soup swap.
When my friends and I did a swap last month, we decided on 6 quarts of soup apiece. That means that I came in with 6 containers of one sort of soup, and now my freezer is full of 6 different soups to eat on busy evenings! Well, make that one quart, because we’ve devoured most of the soups we got. Here are a few soup ideas to get you going. You’ll have to multiply these recipes, depending on how many quarts you guys agree on.
Six quarts is a LOT of soup. I doubled my soup recipe and still only ended up with 4 quarts and had to do an emergency last minute soup-making afternoon to make sure I’d have enough. Check your recipe’s yield and do a little bit of math to make sure that you don’t come up short.
If you have a big enough soup pot, go for it! You can also make things easier on yourself by using a crock pot or pressure cooker instead. Once all of that soup is ready to rock, you need to package it! I have a few suggestions on the next page.
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