Soup Night!

Our customer, Mae, sent this e-mail to us, sharing recipes links and pictures from Soup Night at her house. WE LOVE THIS!!! Please take Mae's lead and send us your recipes and pictures if you've got them.I'll put these recipes in the recipe box too so you can access them them there in the future.

"Hi Lisa and Zeke,

Attached are some pictures of soups I have made recently using things you guys sent to me. A few weeks back I had friends over for the LSU v. Florida gators game and made vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Puree along with Shrimp and Corn Soup. It was a hit! Last night I made a Fall Vegetable Soup with fresh Apple Chicken Sausage using butternut squash, onion, radish, carrots, sweet potatoes, and an apple. Here's the recipe:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Winter-Vegetable-Soup-230205

I changed up a few things: I used honey (from the Hives for Lives honey I ordered a while back) instead of maple syrup, and I also added in some cider for part of the liquid. Also, I didn't blend this. Honestly it was too pretty and delicious with the chunks of butternut squash and radish and stuff. I also added in some sauteed fresh organic apple chicken sausage from my local grocery store. They call this a winter vegetable soup, but I'd say it's an Autumn soup as well!

The second soup I made last night was a potato fennel soup. The fresh fennel y'all sent smelled SO good. I had never cooked with it before and I thought it turned out pretty great. Here's the recipe:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Potato-and-Fennel-Soup-Hodge-10224

The only thing I changed here was adding in garlic and some black pepper when I sauteed the fennel and onion and I also didn't add milk after I blended it. It didn't seem to need it! I might have to add some to thin it out when I reheat it later though.

All in all, I love using of the great stuff you all send me! I hope you enjoy the pictures!!"