Friends and Strangers (but not for long!) came together this week for the first EVER Wasatch Soup Swap. Held on Thursday, January 22, 2009.
I want to thank WASATCH COMMONS for their generous donation of space for The Soup Swap, it was perfect for the group! We regret that we weren't graced with your presence! You really missed out on some GREAT SOUP!
We had 10 different soups, 15 adults and LOTS of kids of all ages! We feasted on soup, drank wine and talked about everything from canyons to kefir to kids... but let us not forget: SOUP!
AND we were visited by the new President! (top right corner) Yes, of COURSE the PRESIDENT LOVES SOUP! ;-)
We had The Telling of Soup.
Like the fascinating tale of Gumbole'; a gumbo & pazole hybrid birthed from one woman's jouney through cultures, geography, life stages, as well as witnessing nature's stages and destruction. Yep, it created a bowl of soup.
We had DOOR PRIZES!
And we gathered food for THE UTAH FOOD BANK.
Thanks to everyone who made soup, shared recipes and brought food donations. Without YOU, I would have just sat here saying to myself, " wow, Soup Swap... that Knox guy is really on to something." But now WE HAVE THAT TOO! (not to mention the freezer full of soup)
For me, it really is about more than soup. Just like my previous post mentioned, it IS about compassion. I also realized for ME, it's about COMMUNITY and TRUST.
I can't wait til next year! And I don't think I am alone in that. ;-)
Four Grain Tomato
Bean & Ham
Mexican Squash Stew
Thai Pumpkin Coconut
Four Grain Tomato
Tomato & Basil
And THIS is my own freezer NOW!
(count the exclamation marks in this post, and win a PRIZE! ;-) I love giving away prizes... and apparently I LOVE! Exclamation Marks!!!!
Me, while using stickers to make birthday cards: "Hey! I've already used my only exclamation mark!"
Hubby: "imagine that." (who NEVER uses exclamation marks)