I spent last night in Kemptville at a fundraiser for Rideau Hill Camp. I am the secretary of the RHC Council and it also happens to the be the place where I met Doug and most of my close friends!! So, needless to say…the camp is a place close to my heart and I am happy to be a part of anything that helps Rideau Hill.
If you have never been to a soup cook-off, basically what happens is people bring in soups and then attendees vote for their favourite soup using money. We had a mason jar set up in front of every soup and may I say mine got very full!!! (let’s just say my friends and family were very supportive…that or they were worried about how I would react to losing..)
I made a Butternut Squash soup for the event. It is very rare for me to have already tried a recipe before I bring it somewhere, but this recipe was one I have made twice previously. I found the soup recipe on Pinterest. It is from a blog called Gimme some Oven.
Why I like my Butternut Squash soup recipe:
- It is made in the slowcooker, so I do not have to watch a pot on the stove!
- I found cubed squash in the frozen veggie section at Independent..which means no peeling or cutting up squash.
- The soup has a smooth, velvety texture that is due to the expert use of an immersion blender 😉
By the way, here is the recipe: click me
Good to the very last drop!
So I ended up doing quite well at the fundraiser. At the end of the night, I was named the Soup Cook-off Champion!! Who knows where I will showcase my soup-making talents next?!
Before I go…I just want to give an ‘honourable mention’ to some other super-yummy almost-as-good-as-mine soups…
Rev. Blair (2015 Chili Cook-off winner) advertising his Curried Pea Soup
My awesome friend Kris showing off his Cheddar Ale Soup (delish!!)
PS: If you’d like to check out the Rideau Hill Camp website go to http://www.rideauhillcamp.com
Hope you had a great weekend!