Some months ago I participated in a Soup Swap with some other moms in our city. I did it somewhat begrudgingly as it was a busy time in life (when isn’t it really) and I felt like this was just one more thing to add to my plate. BUT this turned out to be really fun and ended up saving me a ton of time because I ended up with 6 yummy soups for my freezer!
Here’s how it works:
- Get 6 people to commit and decide on a swap date. Also, decide how much soup each person will be getting. We decided on 8 cups of soup per person, which is a total of 48 cups!
- Start searching for soup recipes, or dig out the one that your grandma passed down to you that everyone loves.
- Tell everyone in the group what you are planning to make. This way you won’t get 6 chillis!
- Buy containers and some labels. These were an easy find at Dollarama.
- Set aside a morning to assemble and cook (if required) your soup. I chose a ham and veggie soup that was not precooked, rather dumped in the crockpot the morning as you run out the door. This ended up being a great mother-son project as we did it together.
- Bring a cooler and meet up with your friends and distribute the goods! Everyone ended up with my ham/veggie soup, chilli, creamy potato soup, a winter veggie variety, a yummy mexican soup and hamburger soup.
- Put everything into your freezer, buy or make some buns and enjoy 6 stress free ready made meals.
This could easily be done as a casserole swap too! Have you ever done a meal exchange?
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