Soup Swap

by Alexandra London-Gross on October 16, 2012

in Food, Friends

I’ve lucked out in surrounding myself with some wonderful people here in Charlottesville. I’m particularly lucky to have made a friend who to go running and train with. We somehow manage to be upbeat at 6:45am while piling into her car and waiting for the sun to start rising. After a particularly chilling ten miler on Saturday we decided to bring back our soup swap.

We came up with the idea of getting a group of people together to make a big pot of soup and then exchange it once a week. It would keep meals interesting and requires only one day of cooking. The inaugural soup swap was a success and definitely helped me to eat something substantial for dinner after long days. I rarely feel like cooking if its past 7pm when I get home, so having a healthy (and non-processed) quart of soup really helps to give me some down time. Right now we’re swapping quart containers but will probably drop to pints if we get more people to sign up.

I’ve had a really strange and on-going craving for lentils. I decided to make sweet potato and lentil chili┬ásince I’m still going strong with my love for lentils and had most of the ingredients. Paired with some mini cornbread muffins and I am set for the week. Now I’m just going to hope that the weather doesn’t decide to go back into the 80s.