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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Soup swap!

Pumpkin Curry Soup

The way to my heart ... good food (and wine) with friends so when my friend Alissa invited me to her soup swap, I couldn't say no!

How does a soup swap work? You make 6 quarts of homemade soup, put them in one quart bowls or bags and freeze ahead of the soup swap. Then you get together with friends, talk about your soup, pick numbers and pick six to take home to your family. To me, it's an excuse to get the girls together and drink some wine. I came home with butternut squash soup, two Thai soups, chili and a Cuban corn soup I'm dying to try.

If you're a person who needs more direction and details (I'm of the mindset keep it simple), there is a whole website dedicated to soup swapping and there is a national soup swap day ... Jan. 22, 2011! You bet I have big plans to throw a swap in on that day!

So what soup did I bring? It's pumpkin time in my house. So far this season, I have roasted 6 sugar pumpkins for puree so I brought a pumpkin curry soup recipe I grabbed from Serious Eats. Instead of grilling the pumpkins, I just used the roasted puree from my pumpkins. Next time, I think I'm going to make a fall favorite of my husband's -- roasted red pepper tomato soup from Sunset.

So who wants to swap soup?

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