Super Souper Challenge – The Blog Event! November 20, 2006

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I’m going to start this post with a shout-out. This was inspired by a comment left on this blog in response to my state of the union post regarding my mother. Stephanie over at Scrumptious Street suggested I post a recipe that my mom loved as a further tribute to her. It got me thinking…

My mother was an *amazing* cook. She could make virtually anything – except pie crust and fried chicken! Her specialty was her soups, though. Most of them she came up with from scratch…just throwing in a bit of this and a dabble of that. I haven’t been able to find a single recipe written down anywhere! So, as a tribute to my mom – and a way to jumpstart my blogging – I present The Souper Challenge Blog Event!

Here are the details:

– Starting today, November 20th, post your favorite soup recipes. Soup is used very loosely here – stews, "stewps" (yes i said it – don’t look at me like that), chowders – they all count.

– Recipes made for the holidays absolutely count!

– Make your post before Friday, December 8th! Please send the following information to runningwithtweezers@gmail.com once you post your soup recipe: your name, your blog’s name, your location, and the permalink to your post. I will post the roundup shortly thereafter.

There is a prize at the end of this event. The judging panel of one – moi – will pick it’s favorite recipe based on tastyness, yummability, and style points. The winner will get a goody box of foodie-related stuff just in time for the holidays!

Here is my soup recipe to get things started: Roasted Eggplant Soup. I love that this is a creamy soup without being overly so. Don’t pay attention to the notes on the recipe when it says it doesn’t need the cream at the finish. It does. Great roasted, smokey flavor and easily adaptable. This is a mildly seasoned soup, so feel free to go crazy with fresh herbs!

Comments

Alicat Nov 20, 2006 08:11 am

great idea Tami!
I NEVER make soup. Erck! Guess that will change tho. :)

Susy Nov 20, 2006 08:11 am

Hay! Martin and I volunteer to be tasters for the competition… :)

Anupama Nov 20, 2006 09:11 am

Hi Tami, lovely theme of Soup . I like it. And will send you my entry very soon as my current post on my blog is a soup recipe.

barbara Nov 20, 2006 11:11 am

What a lovley tribute to your Mum Tami. Like you mother I make soup the same way. I bit of this and that and whatever I ancy that day.

Tony Clark Nov 20, 2006 03:11 pm

I’ve got a can opener around here somewhere…add an interesting bowl, a napkin and a glass of wine for the cook;)

Stephanie Beack Nov 21, 2006 08:11 am

Tami, THANK YOU for taking my advice and posting this tribute to your gorgeous mother. Her talent and love of soups just bring her vibrantly into focus. Thank you, I am sure it would have pleased her.
I am so IN for this event, I love soups as well. Matter of fact, I recently made one up — yes, much like your mother just tossing things in free form with no recipe to start, just an idea. With the blogging, I now take notes. I have lined up a post that will publish tomorrow, ironically! So, I’ll either submit that one or another if I make something else again between now and then. It’s great to be hearing from you again, thanks for the shout out too.

Meena Nov 21, 2006 09:11 am

Hi Tami! I can’t believe I’ve never come accross your blog until now. I’m so glad I finally did, you’ve got me hooked! This is a great idea and I can’t wait to get to work!!

eliza Nov 21, 2006 03:11 pm

i’d love to participate in this event…hopefully i have enough time to make one!

Steve Nov 23, 2006 03:11 am

dang… i’m outta town for work! no time to post my roasted butter squash soup… i’ll join next time.

Ulrike aka ostwestwind Nov 23, 2006 08:11 am

So here’s my Pea & pesto soup with fish finger croutons
http://ostwestwind.twoday.net/stories/2975554/

Anita Nov 28, 2006 08:11 am

Hi Tami! I sent you an email with the details, but here’s a link to the post:
http://marriedwithdinner.com/archives/464

San des Frangines Nov 29, 2006 07:11 am

Hi Tami !
Here’s the link to my soup :
http://miam.over-blog.net/article-4153664.html
I’ll sent you an email soon ;)

Danielle Dec 8, 2006 06:12 am

I just emailed you, but just in case, my soup is here: http://habeasbrulee.com/2006/12/08/persian-pomegranate-soup-ash-e-anar/

Lynne Daley Dec 8, 2006 08:12 am

Hi Tami,
What a great idea for a contest!
I have e-mailed you the recipe, but here is the link, too.
http://cafelynnylu.blogspot.com/2006/12/green-pozole-with-chicken.html

Geneve Dec 9, 2006 01:12 pm

This sounds like such a fun event – sorry I didn’t find out about it sooner. The soup recipe that you shared sounds delish! Great pic too.

Ruth Nov 19, 2007 03:11 am

Tami what a wonderful idea. I love soups and the biggest challenge will be in finding just the right one to send you.

Event Apr 14, 2008 06:04 pm

That is great. Thank you for sharing.

Anna May 13, 2008 03:05 pm

Hello, I was wondering if you would like to contribute a recipe to my new blog?
I have created it as a place where anyone can come and publish their recipes. You can include links to your site as well. This is at:
http://low-calorie-and-vegetarian-recipes-4u.com/yourrecipes
Or if you would like to exchange links with me at my site,
http://www.low-calorie-and-vegetarian-recipes-4u.com
please let me know.
Thank you, I hope you will consider contributing.

CCTV Mar 13, 2009 12:03 am

THANK YOU for taking my advice and posting this tribute to your gorgeous mother. Her talent and love of soups just bring her vibrantly into focus. Thank you, I am sure it would have pleased her. Thanks.

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I love soups and the biggest challenge will be in finding just the right one to send you. Thanks.

Asian Dating Apr 24, 2009 01:04 am

I’m outta town for work! no time to post my roasted butter squash soup. Thanks.

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I have created it as a place where anyone can come and publish their recipes.Good.

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Her talent and love of soups just bring her vibrantly into focus. Thank you.

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This sounds like such a fun event – sorry I didn’t find out about it sooner. The soup recipe that you shared sounds delish!…….

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This sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun!!!
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