For the last four years, I have hosted a Soup Party on the first Saturday of November. We have a 5 or 6 couples over and every couple brings a soup. For me, this is the perfect way to entertain. I only have to prepare one thing and we still end up with a ton of food. Brilliant.
To prepare for the soup party, we decided to make October soup month. Before now, I have never even attempted a soup without a recipe. Instead, I would scour cookbooks and the interwebs for something new and different to make. This year, I am going to go sans recipe.
Kate at Simple Bites give a really nice overview on How to Make a Soup from Scratch. It’s straight forward and goes through the basics you need to build flavor in your soup.
At The Kitchn, they have a focus on How to Make Soup from Almost Any Vegetable. This looks like a great way to use up vegetables that are left in the fridge and another thing to do when I forget to take some meat out of the freezer.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper at The Splendid Table (LOVE the podcast), takes Basic Soup Improvisation to a different level. Building flavor, umami, how to perk up a bland soup… The information in this post is so helpful especially with the ideas on how to fix a soup that didn’t turn out the way you wanted.
My goals for October:
1. Do something with the pork neck bones in freezer.
2. Make a vegetable soup.
3. Make a delicious soup for the soup party.
That’s a lot to do in 12 days. We shall see.