The sun is rising later and setting earlier. Warm days give way to cool, sometimes even chilly, evenings. My big Japanese maple tree is turning color. Already. Technically, autumn begins on September 23rd this year but my brain and body are already making the change.
The last post, Spicy Corn Soup, was a summer soup. Today I’m thinking of soups that warm you from the inside out. Heartier soups. The photo below is a chicken pasta soup I made a week or so ago when we had gray day. It’s one of those “look-in-the-fridge” soups. As long as I have an onion, a couple of carrots and some sort of stock or broth I can pull a soup together by adding odds and ends from the pantry and fridge.
But this post isn’t really about a recipe. (If you are looking for a recipe there are several here on the blog.) Lately I’ve been thinking about a Soup Swap I hosted a few years ago. It was a lot of fun and I meant to host another the next year. Well, somehow……. it’s now been over three years since that first swap! Funny how that happens. So I’m determined to do another this year. I’m going to change a few things based on what I learned the first time around but the basics will remain the same.
I encourage you to think about hosting your own soup swap – that’s really what I wanted to say! The holidays will be here before you know it, so you may want to plan something for late October or early November. Or, maybe better, start thinking about a January event. After the holidays are over it’s a little bit quiet. Perfect timing for connecting with friends in a more relaxed way.