A Soup Swap {Third Annual}

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Yesterday I hosted my third annual Soup Swap!  It’s an event I look forward to every year {to see past soup swaps, click here and here}.  Friends come over, we have lunch together, and we swap soup.  Fun, huh?

And it’s so easy to pull off.

I set out my favorite bowls
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… some spoons …

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… and napkins …

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… and served a big pot of Potato Crab Chowder.
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soup swap

Some bread on the side and lunch is served.  Such a simple way to host friends.

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But the best part is loading up your basket with containers of soup!  We’ll all be eating warm soup for lunch over the next week or so.  {To see the soup I swapped, click over to yesterday’s post.}

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Want to make the Potato Crab Chowder I served at lunch?  Here’s the recipe.

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Potato Crab Chowder
Serves 6
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
3 1/2 cups cubed red potato
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can {14 3/4-ounce} cream-style corn
1 can {14-ounce} chicken broth
8 ounces lump crabmeat
3 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add onion, celery, and garlic; saute 4 minutes.  Add potato; saute 1 minute.  Sprinkle with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Stir in milk, thyme, pepper, nutmeg, corn, and broth.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in crab, parsley, and salt.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Enjoy!  And please pop over to the Garnish site, facebook, and twitter.


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Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. What a clever idea! I love the soup swap. I have participated in a cookie swap….but this is perfect for January!


  2. What a fabulous idea Randi!! LOVE all the adorable containers over at Think Garnish too!

  3. How fun! that soup looks amazing…another one for my Soup Pin Board :)

  4. Love this idea! It would be awesome to have a variety of soups to choose from for lunch today…you know, in case you want to send some my way! ;)

  5. Followed Garnish – they have the cutest packaging! Also pinning this recipe to try later – yum!

  6. I want to have a soup swap! Great idea!

  7. Yum! This looks delish Randi!! Love the soup swap idea too!

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