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A December to Remember Challenge: Day 21

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I’m really enjoying your feedback on how these challenges are affecting you. Also your comments are really positive and you are also really excited about these daily challenges. Thanks for coming along on this challenge with me.

Today’s challenge will take a little more of your time than our previous challenges, but I would guess between 30 minutes to an hour total, but will be well worth your time and effort.

Here’s your challenge for today:

Day 21: Make a heartwarming, comforting, feel good, soup for dinner, and share it with a neighbor, friend, or a relative.

Do you realize that you can fit a lot of memories into a soup bowl?

As a little kid with a sore throat and stuffy nose, my mom filled my bowl with homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. It was one thing guaranteed to get that nose unstuffy, and make you feel better.

After a hard day sledding down our neighbor's snowy hill my dad would give a whistle and I’d run home to a steaming hot mug of Campbell's tomato soup, reconstituted with either milk or water, with grilled cheese sandwich.

Weekends in our house usually found a pot of soup on the stove – vegetable, split pea, chili, or something heartwarming and soul-soothing. My dad would lovingly stir the pot letting the mélange of smells spark his senses of what was to come.

If you have a family favorite in mind, or something you’ve been thinking about lately why not make it? Here is one of my daugher in law's healthy and hearty soups - Chicken Tortilla Soup:

You can find more of her healthy, hearty soups here:

On the other hand, if you are looking for something easy and new, here’s a link for 12 Healthy and Hearty Fall and Winter Soups:

As an added bonus, you can rack up some SparkPoints by making one of these and rating it!

If you “can’t possibly” do this today for scheduling reasons or otherwise, you get to play a “wild card”, and select your own personal challenge with one caveat. When you come by for tomorrow’s challenge you must tell us what challenge you chose, and what happened.

Thanks for stopping by! Bon Appetit!
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PINKNFITCARLA 12/22/2013 8:37PM

    The soups sure look great! What an awesome idea, unfortunately I looked too late to make it happen for today.

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2HAMSDIET 12/22/2013 6:56PM

    emoticon soup a hug in a bowl. emoticon

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KITT52 12/22/2013 4:47PM

    great idea, we have a neighbor who just turned 100, bet he would love some home made soup, he loved the apple pie I sent over and other goodies...thanks for a great idea.....

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L*I*T*A* 12/22/2013 3:54PM

    emoticon emoticon yummmmmmmmmm

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COCK-ROBIN 12/22/2013 2:42PM

    Mmmmm....those soups look great!

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BARBARAROSE54 12/22/2013 1:49PM


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KATHYJO56 12/22/2013 1:41PM

    This is an awesome idea. I have a beef roast in the oven and will be adding lots of veggies and noodles to it. I was going to make this a two day meal for my family, but I do know a neighbor who would appreciate it if I shared it with her and that is exactly what I am going to do.. Thank you for planting a seed that is growing and will continue long after December. Hugs

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1CRAZYDOG 12/22/2013 12:21PM

  My neighbor is sick w/the flu. I had just made some soup (chicken barley) for the freezer), so when I found out (her DH came to ask me a question and mentioned it). All I had to do was pop a soup out of the freezer.

I freeze my soup in a container. Once it's frozen, I put it in gallon size baggies so if I give some ot,there is no worry about returning the container.

HUGS and quite a good idea!

And actually, today, I'm going to have soup for supper too as we've been out shoveling twice already today with more to come. UGH!

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