Ilove this idea.It reminds me of achildren's story "STONE SOUP"
Many years ago, therewas a vilage.The people were very poor. The land was very rocky & it was dificult to grow food for their families One day an old woman came o the village, She was on a lon gjourney to visit her ailingsister.She knockedon doors, hoping someone would offer her something to eat. at each house the person complained about their own hunger( lack of food crop-soney soil)The old wman asked if she could gather a few rocks; and & did so. She bui t a fire & put a BIG pot o water on to boil. She added salt & some herbs from her pocket and then put in the rocks,.. The villagers thought she was crazy; what was she doing?She explained that she makes stone soup often & that it is s aways delicious!. She told them the soup gets even better w/the addition of a few veggies or a bone; when they are available.The people we t ome & returned shortly w/ carrots,potato, nions, even a bone.The old lady cut up these vegetables& added them to the pot of "soup ,She toldthem hey were al elcometo join her in theevenning for some of the STONE SOUP The people went home home to feel sorry for hemselves that they had"NOTHING TO EAT".After a few hours there was a wonderful aroma throughout the village.People returned.bringing bowls & spoons Some brought loaves of bread; bottles of wine & various sweets to share.Te entire village feasted that day; becausethey stopped being selfish and joined tgether to make and hare a pot of "STONESOUP" In Response to SOUP IN THE POT.:
MANY YEARS AGO WE STARTED THIS SOUP IN THE POT DAY MY FRIENDS AND I WOULD GO TO ONE OF THE HOUSE . WE WOULD BRING LEFT OVERS.TO THE HOUSE. WE HAD VEGGIES, PASTAS.RICE, AN ASSSORTMENT OF MEATS. THE HOST/ HOSTESS WOULD START THE POT WITH THE BASE. WHEN WE GOT THERE WE WOULD ALL TOSS IN OUR LEFT OVER.MAKE SURE THEY ARE GOOD. (WE WOULD FREEZE UNTIL SAT).WE LET IT SIMMER FOR HOURS. WE WATCHED MOVIES, WORKED ON PROJECTS. MADE PASTRIES, BREAD. IT WAS ALWAYS DIFFERENT. AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS WE HAVE HAD KIDS.WE MAKE MEATLEES AS WELL.IT IS NOW ABOUT 25 PEOPLE.IT IS SO GREAT, SO MUCH FUN.IT IS SIMPLE.SAVES MONEY. WE TELL EVERYONE TO BRING A POT TO BRING SOME HOME..YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY..I ALWAYS BRING A BASKET OF SPICES..CHEESES FOR THE TOPPING...PICK A DAY TO TRY " SOUP IN THE POT" DAY.IT IS GOOD AFTER A GAME OF SOCCER OR FOOTBALL.
Posted by Julie B