Did you know that January is National Soup Month?
I happened to be doing some online research and uncovered this fun fact.
And since I am devoted to "nurturing" the mind, body, spirit and creativity of my readers,
I was inspired to write and share this post today.
So, let's dig in, shall we...?
January and National Soup Month are a perfect pairing.
Much like wine and cheese. Or peanut butter and jelly. Or Starsky and Hutch.
Why? You ask.
Because, there’s really no better time to consume soup than January--given the brutal winter temperatures and the need for “comfort” foods.
I love soups. They're hearty, healthy, and easy to prepare. You'll find my cupboards stocked with an array of different brands and versions, year-round. Though I have not mastered making them from scratch yet.
(Does beef stew count?)
If you'd like to try your hand at a few home-made versions, check out these great recipes, provided by Campbell Soups:
Now, to "feed" your curiosity, here are a few interesting soup facts from around the web:
Soups can be consumed cold or hot, depending upon the climate and region served.
Americans consume more than 10 billion bowls of soup yearly.
Chicken Noodle is reported to be the most popular soup in the U.S.
Soups are basically classified into two groups: thick soups and clear soups.
The earliest archaeological evidence for soup consumption dates back to 6000 BC, and was hippopotamus soup.
A FEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SOUP MONTH
SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SOUP RECIPE AS A BLOG POST
HOST A "SOUP SWAP" AT YOUR PLACE FOR FRIENDS
DONATE SOUP TO A SHELTER
READ STORIES FROM "CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL"
TO YOUR STUDENTS OR CHILDREN
ASK YOUR MOM TO SHARE SOME OF HER RECIPES
As you can see, the possibilities here are endless! So what are you waiting for?
Here's wishing you a "Souper" week!
Thoughts? What's your favorite soup?
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