We were invited to a SoUp sWaP party last weekend which was a lot of fun AND we came home with six different soups to fill our new chest freezer with (+ one extra that we made). We had to face it, soups are healthy and are perfect for the winter, to get one back to healthy eating.
Each person invited makes:
- 6 quarts of soup (4 cups in a quart, 32 ounces • About a large pot full)
- Label the soup and include an ingredient list (for those folks with food allergies and dietary restrictions)
- Apparently, cream soups don’t break down well when frozen, and potatoes don’t fare well either. So you may want to test your soup with a deep freeze.
- Freezing the soup before the party is a pretty good idea so that it stays cool while you eat and chat at the gathering.
- Nice labels can make a difference on how desirable your soup is (of course). You could put dried beans or a rosemary sprig on your label or get fancy with designed and printed labels.
- Have a good Story about your soup ready to go
At the Party:
- Each Soup Swapper presents their soup with a story (the more appealing, the better = marketing).
- Each guest is given a number and you go around the room and pick one soup each time until you have the number of soups that you came to the party with.
- Can have a contest on the first and last soup chosen OR have folks bring canned foods for charity
Check out this blog for SoUp sWaP TipS.
Thanks for introducing us to this & inviting us Santa Cruz – Life of the Mouth Blog – Gluten Free: http://lifeofmymouth.blogspot.com/