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Saturday, February 27, 2010


Nothing is better to eat on a cold winter day than a hot bowl of soup. In fact, that is a favorite around our house during winter. I personally, love anything that I can cook in the crock pot and soup makes the house smell so good. For the past several years, we have had a soup competition at our church. This is an annual fundraiser for our ladies' department, but the entire church participates by bringing or eating soup. In fact, it is a much anticipated event every year. To enter the contest, you simply bring a homemade soup. Each soup is lableld with a number so that you don't know who made the soup.  For only $5.00 you can sample as much soup as your heart (or stomach) desires. You then vote for your favorite soup. Each year we have had approximately 17-20 differrent soups and we divide the soups into 3 categories: tomato, broth, and cream-base soups. There are winners in each category. Winners receive a trophy and runners up receive ribbons.

This year, I entered a taco soup and a potato soup. The taco soup is a version of a Weight Watcher's recipe. I am allergic to beans (weird, I know) and therefore I substitute the beans for rice. My husband doesn't like corn (again, weird), so to make him happy, I leave the corn out of my recipe. The potato soup was just a recipe that I found in a cookbook. I am a simple cook. I look for recipes with the least amount of ingredients. This was my first attempt at homemade potato soup, and my family LOVED it. In fact, it was perfect during those cold snow days.

Of course there were also  desserts..........

The fundraiser was a success and special thanks to all of those who participated!!!!

God Bless,


1 comment:

  1. Hey Tonya,

    I've been in a soup mood around here...trying out different soups....we have 3 favorites now....Tortilla Soup, Potato Soup & Broccoli & Cheese Soup (well everyone but Joy you know). All of ya'lls look good and sound good!

    Have a great week!