With a blog on the mind, I’m acutely aware of my surroundings and daily happenings. I’m always on the lookout for a great idea, photo opportunity and inspiration to share with you. While reading my October Bon Appetit, I came across the most intriguing story about a fabulous gal from LA.
Short of the long, Melissa McClure is a jewelry designer who started hosting friends on Sunday nights for soup and socializing. She named the evening, Soupapolooza!, and it’s turned into a crazy successful time of sharing with friends and a great little blog of recipes, photos and fun.
I absolutely love stories of small, unique ideas that turn into wild successes. It was cool to read about Melissa’s Sunday night soup ritual, because Chris and I had unofficially started a similar evening in our home.
We love to cook and constantly end up making big, elaborate meals for six, when there’s only two to feed. We decided to share the love (and food) and have friends over for causal Sunday suppers. We’ve done quick and easy chili, roast chicken or lasagna. Sometimes it's only a party for three and sometimes we eat on the couch, but either way we're doing what we love. Cooking and eating with friends.
Inspired by Soupapolooza! and the crisp November weather, last night for Sunday night supper we made soup. Farmhouse butternut squash soup and the insanely easy but impressive Pinoneer Woman’s homemade dinner rolls.
Hot soup, fresh buns, good company. Suddenly makes the Sunday night blues fade far away. Go check out Melissa’s Soupapolooza! blog and while you’re at it, cruise your favourite food sites for some recipes to host your own Sunday supper and share the joy of food and friends.