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 [email protected] 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!