Sunday, February 1, 2015

Second Annual Soup Party

January 26, 2013
Hosted by Kevin & Lynne
Reviewed by Gail

This was our second gathering, on its way to a truly annual event! I managed to sample all 9 soups :-) Again! After the unofficial, and totally unbiased ;-), judging, this year’s winners are:

2nd Runner Up
Carlie’s Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup. Carlie presented a colorful array of small diced tomatoes and veggies, cooked just tender and not mushy, in a flavorful beef broth.

Runner Up
Gail’s Hotel Roanoke Peanut Soup. This soup was a creamy, smooth, full flavored peanut butter soup. It was a little sweet, a little tart, a little savory and a touch of salty. If you like boiled peanuts, it had that almost addictive flavor.

And the Grand Prize this year goes to:
Judi’s Tortellini Soup. This very flavorful combination had delicious tender tortellinis in a beef broth with little sliced (breakfast?) sausages, diced tomatoes and veggies, with a touch of hot pepper. There was not enough of this entry. Everyone wanted to take some of this one home!

The Rest of the Tasty Offerings:
Lynne’s Butternut Squash Soup
Linda’s Turkey with Lentils & Barley Soup
Dawn’s Split Pea with Carrots and Ham Soup
Karen’s Spicy Beans and Rice Soup
Cynthia’s Potato Soup
Deta’s Zippy Corn Chowder

The go withs were great too!
Judi’s Bruschetta Appetizers with Chicken and Cheese – The Best!
Karen’s Cornbread and Butter – Great accompaniment to Carlie’s soup
Judi’s Date Walnut Bread with Cream Cheese – sweet and rich
Lynne’s Olive Rolls – nice and hard and crusty
Tammy’s Real Mincemeat Pie – an old fashioned venison favorite
Judi’s Brownies with Marshmallows – a yummy treat
Richard’s Home Canned Hot Pepper Mix – crunchy and not too hot
Gail’s Strawberry Banana Jello Fluff – what can I say? It’s Jello.
That Judi sure likes to bake! Thank you Judi.

Attendees were: Kevin & Lynne, Paul & Judi, Raymond, Ed & Linda, Dawn & Emily, Karen, Carlie & Tammy, Bill, Cindy & Juliana, Deta & Dave, Richard, Gail & Thomas.

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