Friday, January 9, 2009
Are you looking for an alternative to the cookie exchange?
Betty Crocker's got it! How about trying a SOUP SWAP PARTY?
Soup swaps are a warm way to get through cold and blustery days. You make one kind of soup, gather with friends, trade, and come home with a variety for your freezer. While you're at it, ask everyone to bring enough soup to heat and share for an enjoyable and delicious time. National Soup Swap Day is January 24, 2009. Follow our fun ideas and be a part of it.
Make It Special!
Drinks, Nibbles & Sweets
As host, you'll want to offer drinks, crackers and cheese to nibble and serve with the sample soups. And no party goes without a sweet ending. Take our recommendation for some easy to fix breads to partner with the soup and quick-and-easy bars to finish out your gathering.
Soup Swap 101
If you're a veteran to cookie exchanges, think of this in the same way only you're swapping frozen homemade soups.
Choose recipes among your friends. Each makes enough so everyone brings home a variety of frozen soups. So for example, if there are six of you or six couples, each person or couple makes and freezes a batch for everyone plus an extra sample to savor during the swap.
Share recipes via the net - leave it up to everyone to print their own.
Have everyone freeze their soup in microwavable plastic storage bowls or freezer bags.
Label the soups with FREE downloadable labels to keep track of what's what. And the labels are really cool!