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Introducing Sunday Night Soup Night!

As we move into fall, I’ve been thinking more and more about soup..…warm, comforting, nourishing, tasty soup! I’ll eat soup anytime of year, but I particularly associate it with the colder seasons.

Around 4pm one Sunday in October, after a very busy day, I couldn’t face the thought of making dinner, plus a batch of soup for the week, so in a flash of inspiration, I asked my husband “Do you mind if we just have soup for dinner tonight? That way I won’t have to cook two things right now.” He was fine with that. In fact we enjoyed having soup for dinner so much, that I suggested maybe we could make Sunday “soup night” all through fall and winter.

So I decided that I would make a different soup every Sunday and post the recipe. I have lots of soup recipes of my own to make, and I’m always seeing great soup recipes posted by fellow real foodies that I want to try.

Then I thought why not turn it into a carnival? That way others can share their wonderful soup and stock recipes too, and get ideas for new recipes to try. So I decided to create a seasonal blog carnival to celebrate soups and stocks! Starting Sunday October 23, I will be hosting “Sunday Night Soup Night”.

Are you a soup fan also?

Are you looking forward to making soup again now that the weather is getting cooler?

Do you have some great tips and tricks for making the perfect stock?

If you do, I really hope you will join me in posting your favorite soup, stock and chowder recipes!

Obviously it doesn’t have to be a recipe that you made on a Sunday, or ate on a Sunday. It also doesn’t have to be a recently posted recipe, it could be something you posted a while ago and wish to give it a fresh airing. But what it does have to be is homemade!

– No commercially canned or packaged soups
– No commercially canned or packaged stocks
– No commercial bouillon

Homemade soup made from homemade stock is the only kind of soup that truly nourishes 🙂

Sunday Night Soup Night will run every Sunday until early spring. I will aim to have the link up each Saturday night. Simply come to my homepage on a Sunday and you’ll see the Sunday Night Soup Night carnival right there. I am really looking forward to sharing some great soup/stock/chowder recipes!

Check out the archives if you want to have a look at some previous Sunday Night Soup Nights.

Happy soup making!

Linking to: Monday Mania @ Healthy Home Economist, Fat Tuesday @ Real Food Forager, Real Food Wednesdays @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Healthy 2day Wednesdays @ day2dayjoys, Pennywise Platter Thursdays @ Nourishing Gourmet, Full Plate Thursdays @ Miz Helen’s, Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade

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  1. I love soup and I’m always looking for new recipes. I’ll be looking forward to Sunday Night Soup Night.

    • Debbie

      October 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Linda, I’m looking forward to it too! I’m sure we’ll get a great bunch of recipes to inspire us!

  2. Great idea! I hope to get a lot of new ideas for soup!
    Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!


    If you have grain-free recipes please visit my Grain-Free Linky Carnival in support of my 28 day grain-free challenge! It will be open until November 2.


  3. I am a huge soup fan and love your idea of having Sunday Soup Night at your house – we have Taco Tuesdays, I think I will add Sunday Soup and now I don’t need to menu plan 2 nights! (other than what kind of soup!)

    • Debbie

      October 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

      I know what you mean about the menu planning 🙂 Maybe I’ll adopt your taco night! Look forward to seeing you at Sunday Soup Night.

  4. Sounds like a great idea! Looking forward to both sharing and being inspired!
    Blessings, ~Lisa
    PS: Visiting from Healthy2dayWedsnedays 🙂

  5. I am excited for your Sunday soup night. I am not sure how much I will be able to participate at first, but I will definitely come and get ideas from others. I also strted following you!

    • Debbie

      October 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks, I really appreciate that! I’ve got your blog bookmarked to check out too. I hope you get some great ideas from the soup posts.

  6. What a great idea, especially as we move into fall and winter. I’m from Seattle so soup is a must for half the year! Thanks for the invite by the way, I’ll be back to post my “cream” of chicken soup recipe!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be happy to post my soup recipe for your blog carnival. I have another GREAT one for broccoli cheese soup also that MUST be shared.

  8. Perfect timing! I was just telling my husband I am planning on Thursdays to be soup day so we always have plenty of leftovers for Sunday football (I don’t cook on Sundays). Now I’ll never run out of ideas 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by Savoring Today and inviting me to join in!

    • Debbie

      October 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      You’re welcome! I hope you have a big stock pot 🙂 Now I just need to work how I can have a cooking-free day each week!

  9. Delish! This is a great idea. I have lots of soups to share. 😀

  10. Hi Debbie, Thanks for visiting Beyond The Peel and the lovely invitation. I will be back on Sunday with a soup treat to share. What a great time to start a Soup club with winter on it’s way!

  11. PS I’d love you to swing by with a millet for lunch recipe for the WWC event we’re hosting. The round up will be on Nov 1st! http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2011/09/wholesome-whole-grain-cooking-event-millet.html

  12. Thanks for the invite. I would love to join it…..what a great idea.

  13. Great idea! During the school year, I make a big pot/crockpot of soup every Saturday, for lunch on Sunday, and for lunches and quick meals for the following week. We LOVE soup! My 7 yr. old’s favorite meal is my “secret ingredient” vegetable beef soup. Tomorrow I’m making Split Pea Soup, and I’ll be sharing that recipe.

    • Debbie

      October 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      It’s great that your kids have developed a love of soup also. I love split pea soup, looking forward to your recipe!

  14. Congratulations on your new party! Sounds like a great place to bring a wonderful bowl of soup and to look for great soup recipes. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. I can’t wait to share my recipes and try others…I love soup…yum!

  16. Hi Debbie! Thanks for stopping by Comfy Cuisine! I’d be happy to join Sunday Night Soup – Great idea!

  17. what a great idea- we’ve done Sunday-Soup night for as long as I can remember growing up, now we’re continuing the tradition by going to my parents (almost) every Sunday for soup…I’ll have to remember to post a recipe & link it up here! thanks!

  18. Debbie,

    I would be honored to post my soup recipe on your blog site! I will remember to come back this Sunday to join in on the fun and promote healthy foods. Love your blog by the way!

  19. Thank you for the invite! I will be sure to come back on Sunday and post my recipe. Looking forward to seeing all the yummy recipes – there is nothing like soup on a cold winter’s day!

  20. I would love to join your Sunday night soup night! I just hope I remember to come back … Thanks for the invite 🙂

  21. Does anyone “can” their soups? I am thinking of buying a pressure canner and I wonder how much success people have had?

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