A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty-Five – “Y”

‘Y’ is for ‘Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.’

Today is ‘Homemade Soup and Buns’ with my Walking Group. As I’ve prepared one of the soups, you might expect that ‘Y’ would stand for ‘Yum’ or ‘Yummy.’ But….yadda, yadda, yadda.…both words seemed a bit lame. ‘Yellow Bean Soup,’ ‘Yikes, I Just Burned my Pot’ or ‘Yuck, this stuff is gross’ were not what I was going for either.

Despite my difficulty coming up with a title, my soup ((Loaded Vegetable), didn’t turn out too badly. Hope they like it!

Here are some pics from our last Soup and Buns. I’ll update you with photos from today as soon as I return home.

yadda, yadda, yadda

To borrow from Seinfeld once again, I’ll leave you with a classic ‘Yadda’ clip.

What is your favourite soup? Which Seinfeld episode do you enjoy the most?

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Update: Yahoo! Today’s Soup and Buns was a success! Yum!

40 Replies to “A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty-Five – “Y””

    1. Hi, Kate – I should have written this post earlier. Then I could have received some creative ideas of what soups people like best. Mine is pretty boring. Since I was trying to appeal to a larger crowd I went with vegetarian and non-dairy….canceling out several more exciting options. I’ll keep you posted on the results.

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  1. I have a couple home made soups that I love to make….split pea and ham is one. The other is Tortellini and Italian sausage probably my favourite! Found on Pinterest…..enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie – The ‘Soup and Buns’ feature of our Walking Group is usually just for the winter months — to help get more walkers out in the colder weather. Today is bright, sunny and warm, with lots going on in this section of our island. Fingers crossed we have enough walkers to eat the soup!

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  2. I love soup and adore Seinfeld! I have several favorites of both, but minestrone and Yada, Yada, Yada definitely rank towards the top! I love the idea of having a get together where everyone brings a big pot of their favorite soup… but I’ll probably have to wait until next fall or winter to do it.

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    1. Hi, Janis – I agree that hosting our final Soup and Buns at the end of April was probably pushing things a bit. With our current weather, an “Ice Cream Gathering” may have been a better idea. It’s a great group though and should be fun….as long as people show up and have not been whisked away with other commitments!

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    1. Thanks, Jill – Instead of making a double large portion of the Loaded Vegetable Soup, I made a second soup, Veggie Bean. I went with black beans. i agree that white beans would have been nice too. I also agree that the Yadda clip is a true Seinfeld classic!

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  3. Loved the Seinfeld clip thank you! Unbelievably I made a home made soup earlier today – veggies plus a bit of this and that, yadda yadda yadda. My husband wanted more veg – he’s been on the short end of the stick during April.

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    1. Funny you should mention your husband’s April input. Someone asked me yesterday if I would take part in the A – Z Challenge again next year. Before my brain had even processed the question, Richard promptly replied “No Way”! 🙂

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  4. Soup takes on the spirit of what’s leftover in the fridge. Last week there was leftover lazy beet leaf holupchi and mushroom risotto that was morphed into carrot rice soup. Tortellini soup is a favorite – carrots, celery, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, broth, frozen chopped spinach, beans, tortellini. Love soup.

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    1. HI, Mona – I usually love making soup, or chili, for that very reason — both are excellent ways to clean out the fridge. As I was making soup today for a large group of people (some who would definitely judge me), I went with a recipe that I had used before, and was well-reviewed. Your Tortellini Soup sounds amazing. That will be an awesome soup for next time!

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  5. Hi Donna it is so great that you have many activities where you live such as the walking groups. The soup will be perfect for me as we are slowly coming into Winter with cooler mornings and evenings. Only 1 letter to go in AtoZ and we can say ‘we did it’!

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    1. Thanks, Sue – Our area has one of the mildest winters in Canada. Surrounded by oceans and forests and a fair distance away from big city life, it is not surprising that many retirees decide to move here. The small town right beside us currently holds the record for the highest average age for residents of any town/city in Canada (64). Our Newcomer’s Club currently has a membership of 300 people (members can remain for up to 3 years). With so many new retirees constantly moving into our area, there are always like-minded people wanting to play — and new activities constantly springing up. Our town alone has five different walking groups that I know of, and there are likely more. Never a dull moment. As my Guest Post series is now officially completed, tomorrow will be my first day off of blogging in 25 days! Woo-hoo! 🙂

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    1. Good news for us — it’s in the dictionary. “Noun ya·da ya·da ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də . Definition: boring or empty talk. Example: “Listening to a lot of yada yada about the economy.
      Often used interjectionally, especially in recounting words regarded as too dull or predictable to be worth repeating (Merriam Webster).

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  6. Soup and buns sound pretty good to me – I’m a broth type girl – lots of meaty, vegetably goodness and nothing like a soft bun and a bit of butter. I could do with that right now for sustenance to get me to the end of this Challenge – one day to go!!! Yay!!

    Leanne | http://www.crestingthehill.com.au
    Y for You are Unique

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  7. I love the puppy face in the group photo. The expression on his face is priceless – almost like, ‘please make them all go away’ 😆

    With snow on the ground this morning, a nice hot bowl of soup would be a perfect food to come home to after this morning’s run!

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    1. You are very insightful, Joanne. I am sure that is exactly what Tommy, the dog, was thinking in this photo. Shortly afterward, he went into his crate and would not come out again. Hope your morning run went well….I can’t believe that there is still snow on the ground there!

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      1. Awww – poor thing went and hid! Sometimes I think I relate more to how the animals are feeling when there is a crowd of people around.

        The race this morning was definitely interesting. I didn’t realize it was a trail run and it was a muddy mess … but I have that delicious tired feeling now. Will sleep well tonight I think 🙂

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  8. I like to make Mulligatawny but not everyone likes curry so it might not do for your Soup and Buns event. I never got into Seinfeld, all the episodes seemed the same to me, but I do remember the Yada-yada one. A good use of a “Y” if I do say so myself.

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    1. HI, Seema – I am sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ‘Raw papaya and Drumstick Soup’? I have never heard of that…but it sounds divine. I am off to visit The Lonely Canopy now!

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  9. You have such a fun-filled and rich life, Donna! So many activities, tasty and otherwise! I like all the soups Mark makes; they contain a lot of vegetables and sometimes chicken or fish. My favorite soup is chicken pho, though. Which we have made ourselves as well in the past. Or a ramen. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Liesbet – Richard and I are incredibly grateful for our life together and try never to take it for granted. Thank you for two more great soup ideas. I will be totally ready for my turn at Soup and Buns again next year!

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  10. Soup and Buns – how fun! I love soups. My favorite might be African Peanut Stew made with peanut butter, slightly spicy tomatoes, and rice among other things. I’ll be a little sad when it gets too warm to have a pot of soup going.

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  11. I love to make homemade soups, usually sticking with hearty basic ones, like turkey vegetable, clam chowder, or bean and bacon soup. When I feel like making a bigger deal of the soup, I make pumpkin soup, or Russian borscht, or salmon bisque. Once the weather get cool again, maybe we should make a soup date!

    Jude

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