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Written by Resident Events On  December 21, 2017   710   0
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Soup Swap Day

Jan. 21 is National Soup Swap Day and not a moment too soon! 

Chilly temperatures and the presence of all our warm socks and blankets means that we could all use a little extra something to warm us up!

Encourage residents to participate in this fun soup swap social. They can come grab one bowl at the event and take another back home for later!

***TIP*** Keep to-go bowls and bags on hand for soup swapping between residents so everyone can take extras home for later! You can also encourage residents to bring their own Tupperware to the event for taking home their neighbors’ soups!

Bring the whole pot!

Crock pots and Instapots are totally in vogue. They’re also one of the easiest and most convenient ways to make and transport soup. 

***TIP*** If residents have a pot already, encourage them to bring it. Have extension cords and extra plug read to keep the soups warm for the event.

Soup crumbles, crackers, and toppings bar

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From croutons to crackers and fresh herbs to sauces, a toppings bar will provide plenty of options for soup sipping and slurping!

Here are some of the more popular soup toppings to include: 

Crackers, crisps, and cheese

•Oyster crackers

•Ritz or Saltines crackers for crumbling

•Garlic butter croutons

•Bread rolls for dipping and cleaning bowls

•Tortilla or corn chips

•Parmesan crisps

•Regular toast or melba toast

•Nori (toasted seaweed)

•Bagel chips

•Pita chips

•Shredded cheese

•Feta cheese crumbles

•Powdered parmesan 

 

Veggies

•Oven-roasted edamame

•Oven-roasted chickpeas

•Scallions/green onion

•Chives

•Herbs (Cilantro, Parsley, Basil, Dill)

•Chopped red pepper

•Chopped tomato

•Chopped onion

•Chopped avocado

•Pico de gallo

 

Sauces

•Hot sauce or red chili sauce (like Sriracha)

•Soy sauce

•Salt and pepper

•Fresh lemon or lime

 

You can find a longer list of over 80 soup toppings here.

 

Make a community recipe book

Encourage residents to bring printed recipe cards with them to the social. They can also email their soup recipe and a picture in advance to share with others. 

Collect all the recipes on your community blog or compile them in a book distributed to residents.

Celebrating Soup Swap Day is fun when you bring all the residents together for warm sips and good conversation to beat the cold winter blues!

 

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