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Two Soups

September 25th, 2014 at 08:24 am

I'm making two soups/stews for our party. I made traditional chili using the famous Better Homes & Garden cookbook. I'm also making a Moroccan Lentil Soup in case anyone doesn't want to do the chili. I love both personally.

I prechopped green pepper, onion and carrots yesterday, which made getting started on the soups today VERY easy. In fact, as of 10 am this morning they are done!

We purchased alcohol and beverages last night. I did find a rebate on the rum, but that was it. We very likely bought more than needed, but decided it would get used eventually, and it could make an excuse for another gathering!

I will buy salad ingredients today. I also think I will make the corn bread later today as well. I feel pretty good about getting ready for the party. I also think one of the wives wants to come over early in case I need help. I will let her. I can have her help me get food into containers and put plates and cups out. And it will be fun! If she doesn't end up coming, it will be no big deal. Smile

I will do my kitchen floor cleaning first thing in the morning. It will needed it after all my baking and food prep.

I did complete a Pinecone survey a day or two ago. The credit to my account has been redeemed for cash.

What is your favorite soup to eat or make?

11 Responses to “Two Soups”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Your Moroccan Lentil Soup sounds nice, I'll need to google that. I told hubby I'd be making soup soon since the weather's slowly changing. I now really want to make chilli too, and it's 9pm here.
    Tomato soup is my favourite.
    Any leftover alcohol could be used for Christmas if you still have it then?
    I've just remembered that I never made the tortellini soup that you made a while ago that I wanted to try. I need to write things down.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    scottish girl, I'll try to get the Moroccan Lentil recipe to you...after the party!

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Thank you Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    The soups sound fabulous. The leaves are beginning to change here and it makes me think it is soup weather.

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    I love to make and eat soups....my favorites are chicken tortilla, tomato, and loaded baked potato.....I'm getting hungry!

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like we all love soup! It is definitely soup weather...it will end up being a little warmer tomorrow afternoon than I expected when I planned, but it still will give all that homey feeling. I hope anyway!

  7. snafu Says:

    Are you fortunate to have a corn bread pan? I had my mom's but somewhere in one of the moves, it got lost or left. I bake cornbread in smaller sized muffin tins as easier to set out for a crowd. I think the favourite soups here are beef & barley vegetable soup [a wonderful way to use up small containers of leftovers] and any of the fish chowders. On cold days it's wonderful to come home to steaming cups of soup, ready and waiting in a crock pot.

    I don't mean to sound chintzy but it's been my experience that having soup as a first course stretches the entree's meat, poultry or fish, since appetite has been addressed, they mostly choose smaller portions.

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Snafu, no cornbread pan. I decided to make mini corn bread muffins, which I do think will be perfect along side the soups. I believe that a soup before a main meal would cause people to eat smaller portion of meat.

    We will have lettuce salad with fixings to choose from, two breads ( corn bread and beer bread) and chocolate chip bars for dessert. There's plenty of alcohol, and will also be chips, salsa and chex mix out. Oh and m&m's jumped in my cart. I don't think anyone will be starving!!

    I just told a friend I'm hoping the guests arrive in stages to some degree. We have quite a few areas of sitting throughout the house ( main table, deck table, table in finished basement and in the garage) which will likely be needed for soup eating. I'm not going to fret about it, they are all nice good people and we'll have fun regardless of how the sitting ends up. Smile

  9. My English Castle Says:

    I make an italian veggie soup with turkey Italian sausage that we like a lot. Sounds like a very fun party.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope your party went/goes well!

  11. creditcardfree Says:

    The party went great...but lots of leftover soup.

    to the Vegan Moroccan Lentil Soup. I skip the parsley.

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