Stock Up is all about making it easy to plan ahead, making sure we always have something delicious on hand. The busier Britany and I get, especially with a little one on the way, we’ve found it so helpful to plan the week of what we’re doing and eating. Unsurprisingly, those two things are often one and the same! I thought sharing some of our ideas could provide helpful inspiration for Soup Troopers also looking to plan their week out. Perhaps you’ll find an idea, and this way you know what to add to your shopping list before your soups arrive.
As the weather warms up, I love going with a hot-climate soup and making a themed meal with it. This week I’m taking our Thai Meatball Soup and pairing it with this chilled Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad from Kenji Alt-Lopez. The cold noodles and vegetables are an awesome foil to both the soup and the temperature outside. It requires a little knife work, but you’re not making the soup, and can prep while the soup heats up.
We’re definitely going to have either our Roasted Tomato Soup or Lentil Soup one night, and I’m going to make our Kale Salad on the side no matter which soup we decide. This salad has been a favorite in our shops for years, and it’s so easy to make at home. We’re sharing the full recipe at the bottom of this email so you can try it at home! Remember that the key, as with almost all food, is to start with great ingredients.
Lastly, I’m going to make sure we have some eggs on hand because I have become addicted to my super easy homemade take on Avgolemono - taking our Lemony Chicken & Rice Soup and transforming it. Find out how to on The Simmer.
So if you’re going to Stock Up this week, you now have a few things to add to your shopping list.
And, oh, as a reward for making it this far through our first Sunday of the Soup Troop Scoop, we're giving you early access to our Memorial Day Weekend get Stock-ed Up event! Buy 6 soups, get a 7th on us. Use the codepreaccessMDW to get first dibs on what we have in stock. Everyone else will find out tomorrow.