Monday, October 8, 2012


If by any chance at all you needed yet another reason to love fall (and winter for that matter) is soup. Every year when we would come home for Christmas, my family would do a 'Soup Night'. Each family is to bring a pot of soup, preferably a different soup than someone else, label your bowl and dive in ladle after ladle. We absolutely love Soup Night because you have such a variety of soups to eat and it's so good and cozy!

This past Saturday we celebrated this quarter's family birthdays (yes we are now on a quarterly basis because there are so many of us.....9 kids + spouses and 30 grandkids), cheered on the Huskers as they played Ohio State and had a soup night. 

We usually make our Million Dollar Soup a.k.a. Lobster & Crab Bisque or Italian Wedding soup. However, on Saturday we were really missing Maryland and made Maryland Crab soup (more or less vegetable soup with crab and Old Bay seasonsing) and it brought us straight back to Beef 'N Buns 'N Paradise in Frederick, MD. 

Soup Nights are perfect for a little twist on a traditional pot-luck or even a small gathering of friends. 

Here's what else was on the menu from Saturday....

Maryland Crab 
Sweet Potato & Sausage
Chicken Tortilla
White Chicken Chili
Thai Mushroom

We also had lots of wine and cheese and antipasto platters with marinated artichokes, prosciutto, salami, mushrooms and olives (another one of my favs...although we were missing dolmades--stuffed grape leaves---huge weakness of mine).  I wish I would have taken a picture of the antipasto platter, it was so pretty....much more pretty than our pathetic looking cheese platter we threw together :)

Happy Souping!

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