Have a Soup Swap Party...

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Have a Soup Swap Party...
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 5:56pm

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Sun, 03-04-2012 - 3:04pm

Red Beans and Rice is so forgiving to make, if you don't have a ham hock/sausage you can make it suit your taste.

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 12:37pm
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 12:15am
Mmmm, I love red beans & rice!! I don't think I've ever made them from scratch, it has been years, if I have. We like Tony Chachere's package cooked up with some hot links and/or chicken. The best I ever had was at a work pot luck, many years ago...I can't remember the name of the girl who made them, she was only there a few months, but I have not forgotten her red beans & rice!! Unfortunately, she was one of those who wouldn't share her recipe. I've never understood people like that...


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Thu, 02-23-2012 - 10:48pm

DH lived in Louisiana for a short time before we met.

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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 6:40pm
I've never tried to make them myself, but I really should. I had some in New Orleans two summers ago and they were soooooo good. The jambalaya too!
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 5:30pm

Kellie, I love Jambalaya, but DH use to make the best Red Beans and Rice.

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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 8:26pm
Yes! I haven't made jambalaya in a long time and I did splurge on some shrimp yesterday. I might have to make it!

I really need to inventory my freezer. I keep throwing bits of everything in there - chopped red peppers, broccoli bits, leeks. And I have a few jars of tomato sauce too. I see veggie soup on the menu soon!
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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 4:52pm

Kellie,

Here in Missouri, we are having our last gasp of winter weather.

I think soup is a perfect way to use up whatever produce and things from our pantries we have from the last year.

I like clearing the way for the warm season of crops we will have soon.

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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 12:04pm
What a fantastic idea! I would love to try this!

There was a soup thread on another board recently and everyone was sharing all of their recipes.

When you make soup, do you use a recipe, or just fly by the seat of your pants? I rarely use a recipe because my soups are often just based on what we have in the house.

Last week I had cauliflower and asparagus, so I cooked them both (with some sauteed onion) in chicken broth, then put it all in the blender to make a creamy soup. It was a little thin, so I added a bit of mash potato flakes. Topped with cheese and croutons, it was delicious!
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 8:16pm
This really does sound like a fun, inexpensive get together! Maybe a few finger sandwiches & some board games? Hopefully I will think about this in the fall. I'm not a big fan of cold soups & not everyone likes hot soup in the summer, so since it is starting to warm up already...