Wednesday, 12 December 2012

#WIAW - Soup Exchange Party

I am so lucky to have an amazing group of girlfriends in my life. These are friendships I have had for most of my life - some spanning over 20 year now, starting the very first day of kindergarten.


These girls probably know me better than I know myself, share my love of sass, sarcasm, and a dark sense of humor. They are some of my absolute favourite people. And they are people I wish I could see more, but growing up and real life means we are not all as conveniently located as we used to be. So any excuse to spend time with these girls is alright by me. I am always anxious for a visit, a chat, and laugh.

This most recent visit though we decided to put our cooking skills to the test and have a soup exchange along with our regular gab-fest. Each person made enough soup to divide into freeze-able portions for everyone else and then we would all exchange our recipes with each other.

The beauty is you only make one recipe but you leave with - in this case - 4 others. They make a perfect ready-made meal to come home to and warm up with on a cold winters night, with lots of variety.

It was the perfect afternoon. The soup was delicious. And the company even better!

What do you think? Will you try a soup exchange this winter?

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE THAT IDEA...far more my speed than a cooooookie exchange :-)

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    1. Me too! I would rather have an easy-peasy healthy dinner than a pantry full of excess cookies :)

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  2. This is a nice spin on the traditional baked goodies/cookies swap! It's a little warm for mass amount of soups here, but definitely a great idea for somewhere that requires a nice cozy fire :)

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    1. Yeah its a bit cooler up here in Canada haha. Still no real snow yet though :(

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  3. I love this idea! Maybe I can convince my office to do it. If there is mass amounts of disgustingly yummy cookies around (which my coworker does a really awesome job at) I can't not eat them. Soup is a great idea!

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  4. What a great idea! I've never made soup...unless you're talking about some old school chicken noodle soup!

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  5. Awesome! One of my friends hosted a soup exchange this year too, and I had never heard of it before then. Love the idea! It's going to have to become a tradition- nothing better than stocking up with all sorts of homemade soups!

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  6. What a lovely idea, especially when it involves your closest girlfriends! I'll have to try this out too. :) Hope you're having a fabulous day!

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  7. I can't tell you how much I love this idea! So much better than a cookie exchange. And looks like you guys had a ball doing it!

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  8. What a great idea! I love soup.

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