Soup for a Year


Soup for a Year: Dinner 2: Brie Eats Broccoli Cheddar Soup: It’s Complicated

Filed under: Brie,Dinner,Make Brie some soup,soup,video — Brieanna @ 7:03 PM

First off, I’d like to say that today was much easier than yesterday. I had no breakfast, but I had a delicious turkey chili for lunch. Plus crackers! Maybe this soup thing isn’t so hard. In a similar vein, when I told my mom about this thing, she mostly thought it was par for the course and really funny. That was yesterday. I spoke to her again today, and she was very receptive of my soup needs for Thanksgiving should I still be eating soup exclusively. That was pretty awesome. So thanks, Mom!

Now for my dinner. I decided to get a broccoli cheddar soup from Panera. That pretty much covers the soup places I can think of near my apartment, with the exception of that Soup Nazi place downtown. I’m not sure how late that place stays open, though, so maybe I will try that this weekend.

Several other things. I searched Craigslist for soup and nothing funny came up! What gives, Craigslist? I expected something disturbing having to do with someone wanting someone else to sit in a bathtub filled with tomato soup or something, but nothing!

If you search “good soup places” near my apartment, you will find that many people think that Subway has good soup. Is this a thing? I have never been to Subway and wanted and/or seen soup on their menu, but maybe that is because I would get a sub at Subway. I mean, “sub” is in the name! Anyway, eventually I may get desperate for variety and be forced to give it a shot.

Also, I have yet to have a highly-debated milkshake, so there’s that.

Finally, I have several more people lined up to make soup for me, including our own soup contestant Mike! Keep those offers coming, people!



  1. Subway’s soup is decent. Or at least it was when I worked there so many moons ago. I wouldn’t go out of my way for it though.

    Comment by Dean — 11/03/2009 @ 7:19 PM | Reply

  2. I love the style of your videos/posts Brie.

    BUT . . . that baguette is ridonkulously big and I question it’s presence. I know you only put part of it in the soup, but what is going to happen to the rest?

    Comment by David — 11/03/2009 @ 7:39 PM | Reply

  3. Oh my God. So many comments and questions.

    First, it’s really lovely to see you all in nearly real time.

    Second, if you chop up some lunchmeat ham, and stir it in with some, say, potato soup, is that OK?

    Third, I think that omitting ramen was the wrong choice. Ramen is noodles in salty broth. What makes it so different than 98% of all other soups?

    Third-and-a-half, why on earth omit stew? That just seems stupid, though I’m sure that if I was there to hear the reasoning, I would still think that it was stupid.

    Fourth, what the hell are you going to do for fruit? I’m assuming that since you allow milkshakes (bogus, wankers!) that you will allow fruit smoothies? Being anti-rickets, I almost hope so. I do remember seeing a recipe for strawberry soup in one of my hippie-leaning cookbooks.

    Fifth, the bread is bullcrap, too, when the ‘baguette’ would feed a family of four (Brie).

    Sixth, to insert some meaning, I will generously front to the winner $5 for the charity of your choice or, if the winner is heartless Brie, a small bottle of off-brand Oil of Olay skincare product.

    Seventh, I’m making two soups for a charity dinner this Friday–beef vegetable (in a tomato base with Italian seasoning) and chicken noodle.

    Comment by Lisa — 11/03/2009 @ 9:37 PM | Reply

  4. You guys have me intrigued. You’re definitely going to learn how to COOK soups, from scratch preferably. It looks like you did- the delicious turkey soup! I used to make a pot of split pea soup every couple of weeks when I was a vegetarian. Good luck with all that soup!!!

    Comment by Wendy C — 11/03/2009 @ 10:11 PM | Reply

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