Please excuse us as we break from our regular posting and bring you a weekly segment that will hopefully inspire you in the kitchen. All that sewing & crafting sure does work up an appetite, ya know? We’re in the thick of November, a chill is in the air, and what might warm us and fill up our tummies? A piping hot cup of home-cooked soup, of course!
Here at Clothworks, we certainly know how to eat well. We love making & sharing recipes with each other, too. We’ might be the company with a heart, but we’ve got a stomach to boot! In the office, whether it’s a quarterly potluck luncheon or a holiday, somebody’s birthday, baby shower, or retirement, we definitely find a reason to celebrate…and indulge our tastebuds!
Recently, we started a Soup of the Week Club at The Works. Shirl, our Accounts Receivable Extraordinaire, crafted this idea and opened it to anyone in the office who wanted to share in cooking and tasting soups. The participants would be assigned one day each week to bring in a soup of their choice to share with the other club members. As Shirl put it, it offers everyone a reason to try new recipes and even new foods. So with our crockpots revved up to go, we have reached week 2 of the Soup of the Week Club, and so far, so ‘mmm-mmm GOOD!‘
Shirl kicked off week 1 with a recipe for the Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, a hearty soup filled with potatoes, sausage, and bacon. Thank goodness Italian bread was served to sop up the last bits of soup goodness, or I might have eaten the bowl!!! Follow the link here for the slow cooker recipe! We forgot to take pictures of her soup masterpiece, but here’s one we found on the web:
Stephanie in Customer Service and contributor to The Works blog followed up in week 2 of the Soup of the Week Club with a Tex-Mex style slow cooker recipe– Tomatillo Chicken Soup. As the crock pot began to cook the soup this morning, the scent of onions, garlic, fresh tomatillos and jalapeno filled the office and got everyone’s tastebuds watering. Black bean & corn salsa, sour cream, cotija cheese, fresh cilantro & lime, avocado, and tortilla chips complimented this zesty soup. Follow the link for the recipe here. It was such a hit, we were only able to capture this photo of an almost empty crock pot.
Be sure to check back at The Works each week to see what other crock pot creations will grace our lunchroom and the blog…..mmmm, are you hungry yet?