Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sprouts and a souper sunday

My sprouts were wonderful. I gave them an extra day because I wanted them to stay on the windowsill for the only sunny day we have had recently. Sometimes sprouts can have a musty flavor. These were mild and delicious. It is better to eat them when they are as fresh as possible and you can't get any fresher than this.

After they drained, I stored them in a plastic container and immediately made a fresh green salad. They were great!

This past Sunday was a great Super Bowl Sunday but at our church, SonRise Baptist Church, it was a Souper Sunday. Our home group at church sponsored a soup luncheon to raise money for our benevolence fund.

The soup above was particularly great -- it is Soul Food Gumbo. A great southern treat in a bowl with collards and sausage. Delicious.

And this Santa Fe soup was very popular.

We had two tables filled with soup. There were Vegetable Soups with beef, Potato Soup and Chicken Corn Chowder. We planned to feed around 300 people and I think we fed close to that number. We also served cornbread, crackers and for dessert, cookies and brownies with tea and lemonade to drink. I couldn't photograph everything because some of the soup was cleaned out before I got to it!

There was a Game soup.

And a couple of pots of chili.

It was a very successful luncheon. No one actually "paid" for the food. It was all donated and we accepted donations for the benevolence fund. We made a substantial amount that will help a number of people. We all agreed it was a great time to be helpful and I think not only was it a success but everyone had a great time.


  1. I enjoy your blog and read it daily.
    That Soul Food Gumbo Soup looks so good! I've never heard of it. We are having a soup fund raiser at our church in March and would love to make it. Is there anyway you can get the receipe? Keep up the good work!

  2. Yes, I would like the Soul Food Gumbo recipe as well if you can get it for us!

  3. Thank you. I will see if my friend Kim would like to share her recipe. It is a very good soup.