Soup Night

Fall is upon us and #WinterIsComing! Don't get me wrong, I love Fall, and Winter has its moments, but it gets harder to be outside and therefore tougher to get together with family and friends. Enter Soup Night! It's the perfect excuse to get together and have some fun indoors.

My friends and I had a beach volleyball league last summer, we played every Thursday evening and always went out after for a bite to eat and drink. This was such a simple way for us to hang out each week and spend quality time together. In order to keep this quality time with friends going, I created something called Soup Night. Now, I can't take all of the credit for this, I based the idea off of something the wonderful Joanna Gaines wrote about in her magazine, Magnolia.

The idea of Soup Night is very simple and should not be formal or fancy, one person hosts, makes a pot of soup and that's it. Invite your crew and whoever can attend , comes. Guests are welcome to bring drinks, bread, soup toppings, dessert, salad, cheese, crackers, etc. or nothing at all. This gathering comes with no expectations or obligations, it's simply a reason to gather your friends and family and enjoy each others company, quality conversation, laughter, life's blessing, etc. over a bowl of soup.

Turn on Scrounge Sounds playlist for a little background music and enjoy the company of friends and family. I would even go as far as having everyone put their cell phones in a basket when they arrive to encourage full engagement and quality conversations :). This is not a must, just an idea. We didn't do this at our first Soup Night, but I want to do friends that are reading this, get ready!

Also, if you want some fun questions to ask your crew, I've listed a few below that we went around and answered, it was fun and goofy, so have fun with it! I also had some trivia cards and we had fun answering those too. It's also an opportune time to plan the next Soup Night or any upcoming events that you want to lock down on everyone's calendars.

You can do your Soup Nights as frequently as you'd like, we're doing ours about once every 3 weeks-ish, it's not an exact science.

Fun Questions To Ask at Soup Night:

  • What are you most looking forward to about Fall?

  • What's your favorite holiday?

  • What's your favorite soup?

  • Who do you most admire?

  • If you could invite one famous person to Soup Night who would it be?

  • If you could only read one book for the rest of your life what would it be?

  • If you could only watch one TV show for the rest of your life what would it be?

  • If you could live anywhere where would it be?

  • If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

  • If you could have one super power what would it be?

For our first Soup Night I hosted and made a very Fall soup that I'm calling, Fall Medley Soup, There are so many delicious fall veggies and fruits in it, it was a hit! The garnishes I used really elevated the soup, so don't underestimate the power of garnishes, they can add some great flavor and allow everyone to have fun preparing their soup.

I hope you start your own Soup Night and if so please tag me! I'd love to see your Soup Nights!

Fall Medley Soup

T h e S c r o u n g e

If you don't have these exact ingredients, Scrounge with the things you have at home! You may end up creating something even better!

  • If you don't have fresh ginger, use ginger powder

  • If you don't have cauliflower rice, use regular cauliflower or do without

  • If you don't have turmeric, use curry powder or do without

  • If you don't have vegetable broth, use chicken broth or water

  • If you don't have an apple, try an orange or a pear

  • If you don't have sweet potatoes, use squash

  • If you don't have carrots, use more sweet potatoes or squash

  • If you don't have rosemary, do without or try thyme

I n g r e d i e n t s

*serves 5-6 people ( I doubled this to serve 12 people)

6-8 large Carrots

1 Yellow Onion

2-3 large Sweet Potatoes

1 Apple - I used Honey Crisp but it can be whatever kind of apple you have