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Dinner hour can be hectic. But what if I told you that there was a way to alleviate some of the chaos AND socialize with your friends. It’s called a Soup Swap.
When my kids were babies, the leader of my moms’ group hosted a soup swap. At the get-together, everyone brought a treat to share at the party and enough soup to swap with the group.
At the end of the party, we each left with freezer meals. On hectic nights, just heat up the soup, add a side salad and some bread, and dinner is served.
How to Organize a Soup Swap
1. Plan a gathering with your friends.
2. Ask everyone to bring 3 things to the swap:
- One container of soup for each of the participants to take home. As the host, you will let everyone know how many containers to prepare. I’ve found that 32 oz. Ziploc Twist ‘n Loc Containers work really well, because they are leak resistant.
- A cooler to carry home their soup.
- A dish to share at the gathering.
3. As the host, you’ll want to coordinate what type of soup everyone is bringing to avoid duplicates. Ask your friends to choose freezer friendly soups.
4. Make sure to set guidelines in case there are food allergies or issues.
5. Have everyone bring the soup already frozen. This will help to prevent spills.
6. At swap time, have the participant’s place their cooler on a table or on the floor. Then each participant should place their soup in the other participants coolers.
Have fun! And if you’re really ambitious, Host a Cookie Swap too.
Are you excited for soup season? What’s your favorite soup? Let us know in the comments.
Some of my favorite soup recipes:
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